1 pint fresh strawberries
1/2 cup confectioners` sugar
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
1/3 cup chilled espresso
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Cut off the tops of the strawberries and slice the berries. Reserve 2 large
whole berries for garnish.
In a blender, place 2 cups of strawberries and 2 tablespoons confectioners
sugar; blend to puree and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, 1/4 cup cream, 1/4 cup sugar, and
liqueur; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes
Place 6 ladyfingers on a serving plate and brush each with approximately 1
teaspoon cold espresso coffee. Spread or pipe out 1/2 of the cheese mixture over
the ladyfingers, and layer with half of the sliced strawberries.
Repeat with the next 6 ladyfingers, espresso, remaining cheese mixture, and
sliced strawberries; top with remaining 6 ladyfingers.
In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons sugar;
beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until just whipped,
approximately 1 minute. Spread cream evenly over top layer of ladyfingers.
Dust cocoa over whipped cream, and garnish with 2 reserved strawberries. Pour
strawberry puree onto two serving plates. Cut tiramisu in half, and place onto