It has been a long while since I posted here but my latest tiramisu creation got me so excited that I had to return!
Tiramisu has always been one of my favourite treats. It was one of the first desserts I tried to make at home in an attempt to make it raw egg free.
Fast forward a few years and now I was attempting to veganise it! I tried several versions, the easiest substitution being coconut cream. But tiramisu tasting of coconut is not really tiramisu at all, despite my futile efforts to convince my Italian partner!
The Creative Process
So it’s been a while since I thought of tiramisu until I came across the Schlagfix vegan mascarpone. Now, this is a game changer!
If you’ve known me for a while, this is a repeating trend for me so you won’t be surpised! None of the recipes I read was what I envisioned, so out the window they went and I let my imagination take over!
Since I’ve been unsuccessful in locating vegan lady fingers, I made vanilla cake for the sponge part. I used the Best Vegan Vanilla Cake recipe from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. I halved the amounts and baked it in a shallow tray to create a thin layered cake. Once it was cooked and cooled, all I had to do was cut it into circles the size of my ramekins.
For the cream part I followed my insticts and I’m so very happy with how it turned out. Once I had all the components ready, it didn’t take long at all to assemble.
I was so proud of my handiwork that I couldn’t wait to share! I gave some to my next door neighbour and this is a direct quote she texted me shortly after:
” Best tiramisu I’ve ever eaten! “-S-
This has to be the ravest review I’ve ever received!
My partner was very happy when he tried it too. It was one of the foods he thought he’d never truly experience since going vegan. But then again I shouldn’t be surprised that we can veganise absolutely anything! With so many great new products it just gets easier and easier.
I hope you try this recipe and if you post your culinary experiment on social media please tag me and use the #josveganlab hashtag. What was your reaction when you tried it? I’d love to see your wonderful and inspired creations!