When you really got that sweet tooth, it would be difficult for you to resist desserts. Unfortunately, what makes dessert difficult is the amount of calories it normally contains. Cream, sugar, and other ingredients that add up unwanted fat and calories to your dessert is just the thing you love about them the most. Imagine if you can enjoy such sweets in a healthy way? Or in a way which you can decrease the risk of increasing your calorie intake? A dessert which everyone of all ages and of all health condition could actually enjoy will surely be the best dessert ever served. Here, we show you how to create and enjoy tiramisu in a lighter way.
This marvelous orange flavored version of tiramisu is a testimonial to the fact that elegant desserts don’t have to be high in fat. Make this dessert as your signature dish for special occasions. It has elegance, flavor and is much lighter than the traditional version. Make it for a crowd and enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need:
9-inch (23 cm) glass bowl
2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
6 egg whites
8 oz light cream cheese
1 cup yogurt cheese*
½ teaspoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon vanilla
16 soft lady finger cookies
1 cup cold strong coffee
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
To create your yogurt cheese, line strainer with cheesecloth and place over bowl to catch liquid. Measure 2 cups (500 mL) lower-fat plain yogurt into a strainer. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Discard liquid. This recipe uses Italian meringue, which uses hot sugar syrup to beaten egg whites. It is a little more work than regular meringue but it’s worth it.
The rest of the instructions would be as follows:
- In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over orange juice concentrate; cook, stirring, over low heat until dissolved. Cool.
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water; cook over medium heat until syrup reaches 234° to 240°F (112° to 116°C) or soft ball stage (syrup dropped in cold water forms soft ball).
- In a bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually pour in syrup, beating constantly until cool and very stiff. Beat in dissolved gelatin, beating for 30 seconds.
- In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, yogurt cheese, orange zest and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Fold in meringue, one-third at a time.
- Separate ladyfingers; drizzle each with coffee and arrange half in bottom of deep 9-inch (23 cm) glass bowl. Cover with half of the meringue mixture. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) cocoa. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours until set.
It is better to make this dessert on the day it will be served to be able to experience the optimum taste of your light tiramisu. The recipe is good to make 16 servings. Per serving contains 111 calories, 3.8 grams fat, 2.3 grams saturated fat, 89 milligrams sodium, 6 grams protein, and 14 grams carbohydrates. This dessert is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, Folic acid, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium and zinc. This will be a fun and healthy way to enjoy your dessert.