This raspberry recipe is one of the best Italian dessert recipes for a hot summer’s day - healthy, quick to make and delicious to eat.
Raspberries - the health benefits.
We admit it. The best dessert recipes from Italy are not usually known for healthiness - they’re much too full of creamy niceness for that!
But raspberries have huge health benefits. Known to be a “superfood”, they are not just a great source of vitamins and minerals but also a provider of anti-carcinogens - cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Known in Italy as “fruit of the gods”, any kind of berries can be used for this dessert - mix them for a really super-superfood!
This recipe will be enough for four people and takes only a few minutes to make, but does need to be left to chill for at least an hour before serving.
✱ 200 grammes (7 oz) Marscapone cheese
✱ 6 tablespoons sugar - caster sugar is best, but any sugar will work
✱ 4 medium sized eggs
✱ 1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur (optional - can be left out)
✱ A sprig of mint (if liked) for decoration
Please note : we use a hand-held electric blender throughout this recipe - it makes the whole process much quicker.
✱ Put the Marscapone cheese in a mixing bowl and add the sugar. Beat until they are combined and smooth.
✱ Be careful with this - you’ll find at first that the sugar can fly all over the place if you whisk too hard!
✱ Carefully separate two of the eggs into different bowls - don’t put them into the cheese yet. Keep the whites and yolks in their own bowls.
✱ Now separate the other two eggs. Put the yolks in with the other yolks but keep these whites separate.
✱ Lightly beat the yolks together, then add them slowly to the cheese mixture, beating all the time.
✱ If you’re using a liqueur add it now, stirring into the mixture until it’s dispersed.
✱ Now, making sure your whisk is clean and free of egg yolk, whisk the egg whites together until they’re stiff.
✱ When they’re properly done you should be able to turn the bowl upside down without the eggs dropping out!
✱ Add the egg whites to the cheese mixture by folding them in a bit at a time. This adds air bubbles and helps the mixture to set.
✱ Once the ingredients are all mixed together spoon it into individual glasses or bowls and put into the refigerator to set.
✱ Leave it for at least an hour, longer if possible.
✱ When you’re ready to eat it, add the raspberries on top and, if you like, a sprig of mint on each.
✱ This raspberry recipe should then be served immediately - if you leave it too long the raspberries may sink!
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And here's a special recommendation - if you love berries, you'll adore this gorgeous strawberry dessert pizza recipe.
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