Today is my birthday and a few friends were kind enough to visit me. I decided to prepare an easier and lighter version of tiramisu, because this is a dessert that Italians (at least in Rome) typically prepare for their birthday.
I used lighter ricotta cheese instead of mascarpone and eggs and I added a syrup made with frutti di bosco (forest fruit,which just means berries here) as an additional layer. The mandatory savoiardi biscuits drank up half a liter of strong coffee!
This is what it looked like when it was ready. I used dark chocolate shavings on top and as one of the layers. Also, my husband made an awesome apple cake!
I got a few great gifts…
Including a set of local biological goodies – a bottle of local wine, olive oil, tomato sauces, pasta and cookies.
Thank you all so much for coming and for the great gifts!