Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ginger Caramel Tiramisu

I think we already spoke about my great pastry skills ( read lack of it) here in this post. Having said that, am always on the look out for an easy recipe as far as dessert is concerned. I need to post a picture of my kitchen when am baking, it's worse than a war zone. In a situation like this, if I get a recipe which is  semi home made, but has some scope for creativity, I will jump up and be all enthusiastic. So, on one of my endless pursuit of recipe hunts, ( as to why am frantically hunting for recipes, when I have hundreds bookmarked, is beyond the scope of this post or my ability to comprehend, it's just me !) I found this recipe here but I was not gung-ho about the banana, so I moved on and was surfing, and suddenly there was a light bulb ( like the ones you see in cartoon books, exactly like that) and the little voice in my head told me, not to be limited by what is in there, get creative. So I tried two version one with cinnamon and lavender and the other with candied ginger... and boy! the candied ginger won, hands down.

I could not wait for 'finally teen' to be back from school, I was almost on the street with pastry in my hands, but refrained from such acts of impulse.  'Finally teen' is a recipe hunter like me and she surfs endless blogs and when she is looking at blogs with cakes and pastries that can put a French artisan to shame, her only question is "why can't you make stuff like this" OK, don't have ideas now, this pastry will certainly not put a French pastry chef to shame, but in simple terms it's easy, simple, delicious and I LOVED the frosting (smooth as silk), and it looks pretty decent.  So, if you qualify these categories, you are usually up on the front page of Turmeric N Spice. Hope you try it and you won't be disappointed.

1- 2 tbsp  caramel dip

One (3.4 oz.) package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 cup cold whole milk 

1/2 cup sour cream

2 cups whipped cream 

25-30 ladyfinger 

3-4 tbsp of candied ginger finely chopped

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

For the cinnamon one 

1 tsp cinamon powder

1 tbsp fresh edible lavender flowers

The ladyfinger I got was from a baker and it was more like a cake then biscuit. It tastes great when toasted. So, I did not need to soak it in any liquid.

Combine pudding mix and cold milk in a medium bowl and whisk to thicken. Add 1- 2 tbsp of caramel dip  and sour cream and whisk to combine.Fold in whipped cream and half of the finely chopped candied ginger and 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Arrange one layer of lady finger. Spoon the cream mixture over lady finger and spread evenly. Add another layer of lady fingers on it. Repeat process, making as large a pastry as you want. 

For topping, spread cream topping over the last layer, drizzle with additional caramel dip and sprinkle with cinnamon and lavender flowers. In the ginger one sprinkle with candied ginger. 

When assembling the pastry you can work all of them together and cut it later,  or take 6 pieces of ladyfinger to make individual pastries. 

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  1. Can't remove my eyes from ur first snap... So nice...

  2. Absolutely irresistible! The photos are amazing, Simi.

  3. what a unique combo for tiramisu. looks super delicious!

  4. Simple and delicious - that's the way to go. It looks delectable.

  5. Exquisite! That combination of flavors is just perfect. A great afternoon tea treat.



  6. Elegant dessert, cant take my eyes from ur clicks.

  7. Beautiful clicks and such a divine dessert!!! I love tiramisu !!

  8. Ohh...
    I am not a Tiramisu fan but I know already that I will fall in love with your ginger caramel Tiramisu. Such a gorgeous recipe!

  9. Your teen loves to cook huh? sweet. I am sure she loved this one.
    You know Simi, one of the things I love about your blog is how real you keep it. Loved reading it. For this tiramisu, I love dessert, period.

    1. Asha, that is one of the best compliments I have got :) Thank you ! Yes! teen loves to cook and bake, sad that she does not find time.

  10. The combination is great and the photos are amazing..... can't wait to eat it. Yummyyyyyyy.

  11. my LORD! That is one awesome looking Tiramisu (and I love your writing too - its so fun!)
    I absolutelyt love candied ginger and how creative of you to turn it into a Tiramisu flavor! Pics are stunning too.
    I can relate to you wanting to go stand on the street with a tiramisu - I'm a lot like that too - I can't curb my enthusiasm - especially when something works so beautifully together!!! Lucky "finally teen" !

    1. Aww Thanks Archana, you are so kind. Getting a compliment for my writing is a big deal, I think i really need lessons in writing. lol! But am glad you like it. And as far as enthusiasm goes, why not - life is just once, let's live it up, maybe we will meet in person one day:)

  12. Forget about my food styling -- you have a great eye for styling, my friend. Bravo :)

  13. Delicious looking Tiramisu and fabulous clicks Simi :)

  14. Oh, love all the flavors and you already know how much I love the photos!!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous tiramisu and beautiful presentation. I'd love a slice of it right now! Pinned!

  16. What a fantastic flavour combination, recipe and photos. My mouth is watering now:)

  17. Ahhhh this is insane in the best possible way. I was already drooling by the time I read your post title. Really great twist on the classic flavours—and appropriate for the season!

  18. A very creative tiramisu for sure. Your food styling and pic composition is superb...also the clicks are so sharp. Great post :-)


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