For my BDesserts day, I created desserts that were no-fuss and simple, tiramisu were one of them. Traditionally, to make tiramisu, raw egg whites are whipped with the mascarpone cream but since I don’t trust eggs in Kuwait, in fear of salmonella, I came up with a simple recipe that does not require eggs.
You can whip this up in no time and forget it in the fridge for hours so the flavors develop. The longer it stays in the fridge, the better it tastes! Trust me.
Since I still had many meringues left from my previous order and my mother wanted a dessert to take to her friend’s, I made something I always wanted to make, the Eton mess.
All you need:
A trifle or glass bowl
a packet of strawberries, thinly sliced
meringues, crushed, enough to cover the bottom of the bowl
1 cup cream, whipped and sweetened with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
Arrange the crushed meringues at the bottom of the bowl and then scatter the thinly sliced strawberry on top.
Spoon the whipped cream and swirl for an effect. Lastly, arrange whole meringues to decorate.
My mother also melted some chocolate and swirled the melted chocolate on top. She did this while I was already out so I didn’t take a picture of the final look. She said it looked beautiful, so I trust her on that.
Someone special’s favorite cake is the strawberry charlotte cake but since that person can’t have any dairy products, I had to substitute the dairy product ingredients with non-dairy options.
I used this recipe for reference and substituted the milk with rice milk and the whipping cream with a vegan whipping cream, both found in Sultan Center and selective Co-Ops. The sponge cake turned out light and airy. The whipping cream does taste a little different from regular dairy whipping cream but it whipped beautifully.
Oh and I didn’t really make a make charlotte cake because I almost never eat the ladyfingers. I opted for a strawberry mousse cake instead, which is exactly the same as the charlotte cake but without the soaked ladyfingers.
I think I want to experiment with other dairy-free cakes so stay tuned!