View Full Version : Anybody know a good tiramisu recipe?

Oct 13th, 2009, 06:51 PM
As it says. For an omnivores birthday, I don't want to do it none vegan :(

Mr Flibble
Oct 14th, 2009, 11:04 AM

The one in Bryanna Grogen Clark's book is dreadful.

Oct 14th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Lol what is dreadful about it?

Oct 14th, 2009, 09:44 PM
I can't think how one would do a good job of veganising a tiramisu to fool an omni since it's got quite a heavy reliance on whipped cream if I remember correctly. While I like some of the vegan subs, they're not exactly indistinguishable.

Does it have to be tiramisu or could you make something slightly different? How about a trifle? That's similar in that it has cake and booze, but fruit makes it better and you can jazz it up with almonds and stuff... :)

Oct 14th, 2009, 10:28 PM
The whipped cream is not hard to make yummy, with coconut milk/cream. The mascarpone is the tough part, imo. I've been trying to find a good sub for it in vegan cannoli (drool.....cannoli) for years.

I'm not 100% sure what is in it anymore, but the folks at Wessex Tales make a fantastic vegan tiramisu. My other half and I had it there when on a weekend away. We liked it so much that we requested it for our "night before our wedding" dinner with our friends and family. It was a big hit!

If you give them a call, I'd be the owner will give you the recipe. (I don't think they're so prompt with email :) )http://members.lycos.co.uk/wessextales/

Oct 15th, 2009, 01:18 AM
I was thinking the marscapone would probably be the hard bit as well. However in Tibits restaurant (off Regents St) they do a chocolate cream thingie as a vegan dessert and that has a consistency that is possibly rather similar to marscapone. It's coconut-based I think. Again if one asked nicely they might divulge the recipe.

Possibly if you were heavy-handed enough with the booze people wouldn't notice the difference anyway...there are a few vegan tiramisu recipes on the web if you Google, some with feedback.

Mr Flibble
Oct 15th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Lol what is dreadful about it?

It adopts a nut based cream approach, which really fails to work.

I have a picture somewhere of the result which looked asthetically pleasing at least, however it was a lot of work and didn't deliver on taste.

Oct 15th, 2009, 10:19 AM
It's funny, I've noticed that these vegan adaptations of non-vegan dishes sometimes go all out to simulate the appearance of the original without worrying so much what it tastes like. I suppose the visual aspect of eating is important to a lot of people but even so... <goes off to make some eclairs out of plywood>

Oct 17th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Hm. That's not been my experience at all. The taste is what it's about.

Oct 17th, 2009, 12:00 PM
It certainly should be IMO!