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DharMag September 2016 Tiramisù with walnuts and salted caramel: recipes from Italy's best chefs

Tiramisù with walnuts and salted caramel, recipes from Italy's best chefs       We have already published several times gourmet recipes, but today we pulled a rabbit out of the hat, or to tell the truth indeed, Antica Trattoria Cattivelli has done the magic, making a sensational dessert of great elegance.

The appearance is enchanting, the picture speaks for itself, but believe us, the flavor of this beauty is something extraordinary. A sweet and savory blend in perpetual balance with the crunchiness of caramelized nuts that are lost in a Mascarpone galaxy.

The recipe is demanding and needs a lot of elbow grease, but the result is a little wonder, born from the passion and creativity of a great Italian chef. If in Italy we can boast an invaluable culinary heritage is thanks to these artisans of taste, real artists, but let’s go to the recipe, there is much work to do: prepare the spoon!

Ingredients for making Tiramisù with walnuts and salted caramel

8 glassware

For making the caramelized nuts

  • 120 grams of chopped walnuts
  • 70 grams of caster sugar
  • 25 grams of water

For the Mascarpone cream and nuts

  • 260 grams of Mascarpone cheese
  • 150 grams of Italian meringues

For the salted caramel

  • 120 grams of caster sugar
  • 40 grams of boiling water
  • 2 grams of salt

For finishing the dessert

  • 250 grams of ladyfingers
  • 400 grams of classic Tiramisù cream
  • 150 grams of coffee
  • dark chocolate flakes

How to make the perfect Tiramisù with walnuts and salted caramel

As we said the recipe is long and you should prepare some ingredients like Tiramisù cream in advance and then assemble everything more calmly.

We’ll start from the caramelized nuts: boil the water and granulated sugar bringing the temperature to 120 ° C, then put inside walnuts (once you have in slightly heated them) and stir until they are perfectly caramelized. Put the mixture on a flat surface using wax paper and let it cool.

How to make Mascarpone cream with nuts: mix Mascarpone with the chopped caramelized walnuts and some meringues. And this was easy, no problem at all.

Now let’s tackle the salted caramel: in a pan caramelize slowly the sugar then pour the boiling water. Season with the salt and stir well.

Put a layer of ladyfingers cut on the bottom of the glass, soak well with a few drops of coffee and lie down with a spoon some Mascarpone cream and nuts and cover with an thin layer of salted caramel.

Now using sac-à-poche finish make the last layer, filling the glass with some classic Tiramisù cream.

Refrigerate for 3-5 hours. Before serving the Tiramisù sprinkle some dark chocolate flakes.

What wine goes well Tiramisù with walnuts and salted caramel?
Albana passito from Monticino Rosso winery: a dream coming true.

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