“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James.
After that post on homemade lady fingers, it was a no brainer that Tiramisu was on the cards. But I was in the mood of doing things a little differently. And what better way to jazz up the good ol’ Tiramisu with some season’s fresh mangoes! So here’s my Mango Tiramisu or Mango-misu!!!
I thought I had hit gold with this idea but there are loads of Mango misu s already on the net so apparently it isn’t exactly a novel idea! How sad is that – all the good ideas are always taken! Well, it might not be unique , but it is downright delicious!
The mangomisu is made with ladyfingers soaked in a mango syrup and layered with a mango-mascarpone cheese filling. The traditional Tiramisu filling is one made with egg yolk and mascarpone. My version is made with mango puree, mascarpone cheese and heavy cream . So, with egg free Savoiardis , you can make and relish this Mango-misu without cracking a single egg!
After pureeing the flesh of one mango for the filling , I took the pit , boiled it with some water and sugar (the way they make mango concentrate). This reduced concoction gave me a great , none too sweet soaking syrup!
You can line your lady fingers in any square or rectangular dish , build and serve the dessert in it. Thats the easiest way to do it. U could also line a pan with cling wrap leaving some overlap , build and chill the mango-misu in it . To serve, upturn the pan , remove pan and cling wrap , decorate and serve. I lined the fingers 3 by 2 and built it freestanding . I finished it off by lining with some leftover lady fingers and topping with thin strips of mango.
I was super glad with the way this turned out . I served it at a dinner party and it got absolutely rave reviews!! The soaked softened cookies blend perfectly with the light and creamy mango filling for one glorious mouthful!
Truth be told- I love Tiramisu in its original form as I and coffee have a deep and committed relationship. It always “picks me up” ! But this mango spin on it can give any traditional Tiramisu a run for its money. Its all the luxuriousness and creaminess of the classic , with the freshness of summery mangoes !