The vegan tiramisu with figs and almonds is one of the many seasonal variations of the classic mascarpone-based dessert. Still, this time, we want to make a tiramisu to be proposed as a light but delicious dessert at the end of dinner.
It is also an utterly gluten-free dessert, so it is also suitable for those who are celiac or even just gluten intolerant.
Even in terms of sugars, the recipe is very light. You don’t have to add any to the cream at all, the yogurt already contains it, and the same goes for figs, which are very rich in sugar and flavor. So let’s take advantage of it and eat two more figs and less sugar.
Making a vegan tiramisu is not only a choice of philosophy of life but also of health, since, in this delicious dessert, you will find very little fat, compared to a classic tiramisu, but a lot of taste and your coronaries will be grateful to you.
The trick to making every vegan tiramisu creamy, tasty, and irresistible lies in finding the proper harmony in the preparation of the cream. And these magical virtues possess a highly lipid-rich substance, but since we don’t want to use mascarpone, we need to find a substitute.
We will use almond cream, a kind of almond butter if we want to borrow a dairy term. If you don’t like almonds, you can safely use peanut butter, hazelnut, or tahini, which is none other than sesame butter. So basically, it’s always about fats, so be careful with the doses not to overdo it!
Ingredients and doses to make vegan tiramisu with figs and almonds
- 400 grams of vegan rice flour biscuits
- 320 grams of vegetable cream
- 600 grams of vegetable yogurt
- 150 grams of almond butter
- 10 figs
- 140 grams of almonds
- 8 sprigs of mint
How to make vegan tiramisu with figs and almonds
Keep the vegetable cream in the refrigerator, together with the yogurt, until the moment of preparing the dessert.
Pour the cream into a bowl and whip it with an electric mixer. Work it well for 3-4 minutes, then add the soy yogurt and almond butter. Continue to mix with a spatula until the cream is well blended and compact.
Crumble the biscuits in a bowl coarsely: they must have the consistency of large crumbs, not flour. Grind the almonds in a blender and mix them with the biscuits.
Blend two figs until you get a puree, which you will use to impregnate the layers of biscuits and almonds.
Now you are ready for the final stage of preparing our delicious vegan tiramisu with figs and almonds. Take the glasses and create the first layer of biscuits and almonds, put a layer of fig puree, then cover with the cream, make another layer of cookies, a layer of fig and another of cream, more cookies and finish with a last layer of cream. Sprinkle the final layer of cream with crumbled almonds, the remaining fig into wedges, and decorate with a sprig of mint.
Let the cake rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
Which wine to pair with vegan tiramisu with figs and almonds?
We choose a sweet and sumptuous wine such as a Zibibbo di Pantelleria or a Recioto di Soave. If you prefer a more sumptuous combination of liqueur and distilled wines such as sweet vermouth, Port wine, Madeira and Marsala, Sherry, Brandy, Cognac and Calvados are ideal.
If you want to pair a cocktail, the Godfather has what it takes to tame the sweetness of this dessert.