Strawberry Tiramisu

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There’s something about childhood friends that you just can’t replace – Lisa Whelchel

Every friendship is special but the friendships made in our childhood are closest to our heart. Aren’t they? There is an amazing level of comfort and understanding having literally grown up together.Sharing lunches and secrets,dreading some strict teachers and loving some adorable ones,celebrating victories and crying over losses,learning and unlearning- we did all these together.We saw each other being praised- being punished, in happy times and in sad, in braces and in ruffled hair. There was innocence and healthy competition- no adult rivalry or fear of being judged. A sense of familiarity,of belonging and bonding -something which transcends time and distance.

My school organised a reunion recently- the first of it’s kind on it’s 50th anniversary. I have attended college reunions but a school reunion is something different. A beautiful experience which I cannot describe in words. I met a lot of friends and teachers who came from all over the world just to attend this meet. I found atleast 25 class friends who I had lost contact with after we graduated. We were meeting after more than twenty years.There was a lot of fun,excitement and catching up. We promised to keep in touch. Thanks to social media it is so much easier now. We made a whatsapp group and there has never been a dull day on it ever since. It is literally active 24/7 because we are all scattered across the globe in different time zones and have stories spanning 20+ years which need sharing.

This post is dedicated to all my glamour girls ❤

We got this beautiful mug as a souvenir
We all got this beautiful coffee mug as a souvenir.

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Strawberries, cream and chocolate are made for each other. They  complement each other and combine beautifully into a sweet relationship like the best of friends. Strawberry Tiramisu is one such delicious dessert which can be relished with family and friends. It is simple and easy to prepare and assemble.

STEP 1:

Strawberry layer: Clean,hull and chop strawberries. Mix some strawberry syrup or jam and keep in the fridge.

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STEP 2:

Chocolate layer: This requires a chocolate cake about one inch thick. You can either bake it at home with this recipe or use a store bought one. Cut discs from the cake with the help of a cookie cutter. The discs should be the size of the glass you are setting the tiramisu in. I used shot glasses because they are so dainty and make for small and pretty serves. 

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discs cut from chocolate cake
discs cut from chocolate cake

STEP 3:

Cream and Cream cheese layer: Whisk 180g cream cheese and 75g heavy cream separately till light . Add 40g sugar to cream and whisk well till fluffy. Add vanilla pod or essence. Fold in the cream cheese. Pour this mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle or any other nozzle and keep in the fridge.

STEP 4:

Assembling the Strawberry Tiramisu:

  1. Put a teaspoon of strawberries into a shot glass.
  2. Place a disc of chocolate cake.
  3. Dissolve a teaspoon of instant coffee powder in a cup of hot water. Let it cool.
  4. Drizzle a teaspoon or less of this coffee on the chocolate layer.
  5. Pipe a layer of cream cheese over it.
  6. Repeat the layers.
  7. Top it with some strawberries and a mint leaf.
  8. Keep it in the fridge for at least an hour.
  9. Serve chilled.
  10. Enjoy….
This picture was shot in early afternoon
This picture was shot outdoor in early afternoon
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This picture was shot outdoor in late afternoon
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This picture was shot at night with indoor lighting

 

Dear Friends and readers

Could you help me choose the correct lighting for the pictures. Which picture according to you is better.None of the pictures have been edited.

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101 Comments Add yours

  1. Arohii says:

    wow, I am in love with this, so tempting, looks amazing 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Aww..thank you Arohi 💕

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  2. Arohii says:

    Reblogged this on Joie de vivre and commented:
    Brace yourself! Summer is close. And if we have drinks like this for a lazy summer afternoon, do we need anything more?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the reblog dear Arohi !!

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      1. Arohii says:

        My pleasure, totally. Sorry i reblogged first, read the post later. Saw it was a dessert not a drink, my bad. Anyways, this looks very delicious. 🙂 Thanks for sharing Ana. Get togethers (reunions) are so much fun, although I am craving for one like yours, school reunion. xx

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  3. Oh Ana how lovely this is! Genius! Love it! Cheryl x

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Cheryl 💖

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  4. Outdoor photo late afternoon. How you stopped yourself from eating it from afternoon till evening I really don’t know!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha! I made quite a few .But thank you so much for the feedback dear. I will keep it in mind for my next post.

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  5. Lina says:

    Sounds amazing!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Lin ☺

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  6. andy1076 says:

    oooo! totally want :9

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    1. skd says:

      Haha sure ☺

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  7. Spira says:

    It all comes to the effect you want to create. I am a fun of natural lighting and I prefer rather high contrast…so the early afternoon pic gives you that result. You see a warmth to the colours. It tones down at the other two, it becomes more flat…it’s a matter of personal perspective and aesthetics.
    On a side note about a past subject, I think that the watermark position deems the whole idea void, since it can easily be cropped out. A more centered position with experimentation about the value of the watermark’s opacity might do the trick. I will start doing so.
    Be well 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Spira!! It is my favorite too but I wanted to know how others perceive it. I love to click in natural light too. As you said it gives a natural warmth to the colors.
      And you are absolutely right about the watermark positioning. My husband keeps telling me that. I am afraid the central position would take away the fun and appeal of the picture but it is practically useless putting it at the bottom. I will try to be more careful in future. Thank you once again for the nice tips ☺👍

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      1. Linda says:

        I like both the early afternoon for its depth and the late afternoon for its clarity. In regards to the above-mentioned watermark – I’m on the fence! When I put ours centered in my photos my husband tells me they detract from the beauty of the food and when I put them on the edges there’s a chance for stolen photos – so I’m never sure exactly what to do?! 😀 the tiramisu looks delicious by the way!

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      2. skd says:

        Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Linda. Regarding the watermark I guess it is always the choice between aesthetic appeal and security 😉
        Thank you once again and enjoy your weekend 👍☺

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  8. Gloria says:

    simply superb!!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Gloria ☺

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  9. Wow this looks so yummy! I want some please? yummm The pictures are also just gorgeous!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Lynz ☺ I would really love to share it with you 💖

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  10. I like the photo outdoor in the late afternoon 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Elaine☺I will keep that in mind next time I click.

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  11. That’s the best combo ever!! Love your gorgeous dessert !

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Freda ☺ 💖 That combination is an all time hit

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  12. OMG. That is all I can say. OMG xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. skd says:

      Yay! Thank you dear 💕

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      1. You are awesome you know x

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      2. skd says:

        I know about you for sure sweet Sheh

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      3. My dear you are and so is this recipe x

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  13. This sounds amazing! I pinned it and plan to make this for a tea.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much!! Please let me know if you tried!!☺

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  14. Looks fantastic and delicious and the photo shot outdoors in the late afternoon IMHO is the best.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Suzanne! The sunlight coming at a 45° angle marked the different layers clearly. Thank you once again and have a nice day ☺💖

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  15. Great way to make tiramisu! Love the strawberry flavor.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking it ☺ 👍

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  16. Your Strawberry Tiramisu looks beautiful and delicious. Love the picture in early afternoon (bright and so vibrant), love the contrast between the mint leave, the strawberry and the cream! 🙂 Have a nice day Ana. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Linda!! The over head sunlight in the early afternoon brought that warmth to the top layer. I personally liked it too but wasn’t sure. Thank you so much once again. Have a wonderful day 💖

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  17. wow… looks really deicious 🙂 and totally agree with you on this.. there is something about school reuniouns and school friends. 🙂 glad you had good times..

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Trupti ☺ 👍 💖

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Ruchi👍☺

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  18. Srivi says:

    Well, I liked all the pictures! All of them looks great to me…:)
    Frankly, just wanted to grab the strawberry tiramisu from the screen, it looks delicious 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear for your kind words Srivi. You made my day 💕

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  19. Antonia says:

    How nice to be reunited with lost friends! This dessert looks so delicious! I totally agree with you….strawberries, cream, and chocolate are made for each other 🙂 Lovely!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Antonia! I’m so glad we share the same opinion about friends and the combination.

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  20. allatimoshka says:

    That looks absolutely magical!!!! ❤

    Wow!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww…thank you for your kind words ☺

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  21. LunaUmbra says:

    Wow that looks really delicious.
    Greetings Luna

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Luna 💖

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  22. The dessert looks so yumm. Lucky you, to have a reunion. It’s wonderful to meet all your classmates after so long.
    The late afternoon picture is my favourite. It is clear and colourful. But the first picture is also too good dear. Happy weekend. 👍🏼

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    1. skd says:

      It sure was a lot of fun. Meeting so many long lost friends at the same time. Wow! Unbelievable!
      Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. The sunlight being at a lower angle brought out all the colors in that picture. Thank you once again. Have a wonderful weekend too 💕

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  23. Rashminotes says:

    Wow! Looks heavenly!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Rashmi ☺

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  24. this is so yummy, shared on my blog! Lynn

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Lynz 😘😘

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      1. Most welcome. I am going to feature you soon but had to share this first.

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  25. Absolutely delicious! The first tiramisu I made was strawberry! Is it possible to put all the pictures next to each other to compare, maybe smaller Ana ?

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Thank you dear Judi. I will try to do that .Maybe a collage.

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  26. Amazing!!!!!!!! I wish I could eat it right now 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Aww…I wish I could beam it to you right now 💖

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  27. Nancy says:

    Beautiful post, skd… your words matched my thoughts perfectly on childhood friends. ❤
    Delicious tiramisu too!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nancy! They are so close to our heart sometimes as close as siblings.

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  28. What a great combo! My two favorite things in one. Who knew?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. I am so glad you liked it ☺ 👍

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  29. This is really gorgeous, and so unique : -) I would probably have to have two shot glasses of this 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. I would love to beam them up to you 🚀 🍨🍨

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  30. ChgoJohn says:

    As much as I enjoy tiramisu and dislike many of the “improvements” posted, your version here is the exception that proves the rule. It’s so beautifully presented and we all know how well those flavors go together. Very nicely done!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. It is very kind of you. Coming from someone who knows food so well and is a connoisseur is very motivating.

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  31. What a wonderfully colorful dish! And it sounds delicious too. I’m glad you got to go to your reunion. You deserve to do something nice for yourself like that. 🙂 Hugs!

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  32. Loretta says:

    First of all Ana, delicious tiramisu in a glass. Secondly, I like the second to last picture in the late afternoon – I read somewhere that it probably is the best lighting for photographs. I too like experimenting with all types of light. Unfortunately I just have a point and shoot camera so don’t have all the settings to get DOF etc. I completely understand how you must have felt with your reunion. Unfortunately, my classmates too are spread around the world – I like the idea of starting up a Whatsapp group (something I’ve only just started with my own family in England).

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Loretta! I agree with you. The early afternoon pic had sunlight beaming on the top layer

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    2. skd says:

      Thank you dear Loretta for the nice feedback. The early afternoon pic had sunlight beaming on the top layer and the late afternoon light is cooler and at a lower angle defining the layers clearly. Clicking in natural light is incomparable. The pics in my earlier posts always were shot in indoor lighting.
      WhatsApp is so convenient to connect Loretta. I like it better than other social media. People are talking round the clock on this group and we can join them in our own free time. It is lot of fun. Thanks again and have a lovely weekend. I have a blogger friend @Foodeva Marsay who is basically from South Africa and I am sure you will have a lot of common things to share. Good day 😙😙

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      1. Loretta says:

        Thanks Ana, I’ve just added her 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        Oh wow! ☺

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  33. kutukamus says:

    Now I wish it were in front of me. Right now! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Kazoom🎉🚀♨How i wish I can beam this over to you

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  34.  I love this information!Thanks Ana

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Emily for taking the time out to visit 🙂

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  35. mommermom says:

    This really looks delicious. I just happened across your blog today. Great recipe. I agree about old friends, how special.♡ (Oh and I like the late afternoon picture the best!)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and for liking the post. I will keep that in mind next time I click pictures for a post. Thank you again and have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

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  36. Sophie33 says:

    I made your lovely strawberry tiramisu & loved every spoonfull,…..the verdict: Fabulous! Xxx 👏👏👏👏

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Thank you so much for the kind feedback Sophie. You made my day 💕 💕

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      1. Sophie33 says:

        😜😜😜

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      2. skd says:

        ☺💖

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  37. Alok Singhal says:

    This looks sizzling hot 😛

    I liked the first pic, taking shots is an art – the more your practice, the better you become.

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    1. skd says:

      I guess thats what a learning curve is all about…learning with experience. Thank you for the kind feedback.

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  38. looks sooo good!! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  39. what a fancy dessert! Love the layers – so pretty.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  40. helenevlacho says:

    I so much love chocolate! Chocolate and strawberries is my favorite combination. I will try to make this dessert as soon as possible. (well, strawberries wont be fresh but i think i’ll find some on the market) Thanks for sharing Arohii.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words Helen. I am sure you will love it ☺ 👍
      Regards
      Ana

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