Friday, June 13, 2008

Berry-Mi-Su: Berry-me-up

I went to Italy for the 2nd time last December with JLo. On our last night there, while we were packing, JLo suddenly realized that we FORGOT to eat Tiramisu (his favorite dessert). 到了ITALY, 該去的地方都去了, 該看東西的都看了, but his trip wouldn't be complete without a Tiramisu. Well, it was already 11pm when we realized this (and we've already had an exhausting day walking across Rome cuz we were too cheap to buy metro tickets XD), but he still dragged me out of our hostel for our last meal. We went to one restaurant and ordered seafood pasta (another must). Then to a second restaurant where we finished our night off with a latte and tiramisu. Omg, you REALLY have to go to Italy for the best Tiramisu. On my 2 trips to Italy, no Tiramisu I’ve tasted has ever failed me. That piece of tiramisu we had was so good that every time I tell JLo about my next baking/dessert project, he'll always go, "Noooooo.... I want Tiramisu... make that instead!" HMPH, 有得吃就好了, 還讓你挑??

I REALLY don't like being told what to do... so instead of making what he wants (the original Tiramisu), i tweaked it up a little and made a BERRY-mi-su. Tee-hee. What is it? Berry-misu is just a way to jazz up the normal, traditional dessert you can find almost everywhere (ahem, JLo). This Berry-misu tasted good the way it was… but even better when it's half frozen!
Oh yea, it took me a while to blog about the berry-mi-su... but it took 3 different desserts to FINALLY use up my 1kg of strawberries :)

Berry-Misu: Berry-Me-Up
from Rachael Ray's Berry-Mi-Su: Berry-Me-Up and

  • 2.5 teaspoons un-flavored gelatin
  • 90mL sugar
  • 75mL water
  • 250g marscapone cheese
  • 150mL whipping cream
  • Lady fingers
  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • Fresh strawberries


  1. Heat water, sugar, gelatin until dissolved.
  2. Whip cream until 60% whipped.
  3. Thaw marscapone cheese until room temperature.
  4. Add the marscapone into the gelatin mixture and mix until well blended.
    (you may want to use a electric mixer)
  5. Fold in the whipped cream.
  6. Dip ladyfingers in coffee.
  7. Layer the Berry-Mi-Su with cream, dipped lady fingers, sliced strawberries. Repeat until ingredients are used up.
  8. Refrigerate for 3 hours or more until set.
  9. Decorate the top with fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, chocolate syrup, or anything you like.

Basic Steps:

Berry-Mi-Su: Berry-Me-Up


  1. did you use a springform pan for this?

  2. @Lauren: Nope, i did not. I used a regular rectangular cake pan and flipped the cake out after refridgerating it. But you can also try this with a round springform pan too :)