Mascarpone Cream with Strawberries and Speculoos Cookies
Savor the decadence of Mascarpone Cream with Strawberries and Speculoos Cookies – a dessert that marries velvety smoothness with the vibrant freshness of strawberries and the delightful crunch of spiced cookies.Perfect for satisfying sweet cravings or impressing guests, this dessert is a symphony of textures and flavors that will leave you longing for more. Let's create a dessert that effortlessly blends sophistication with simplicity.
- 2 mixing bowls
- 1 whisk
- 1 silicon spatula
- 6 serving glasses
- 1 hand mixer
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar (40 g)
- 8 oz mascarpone (226 g)
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- speculoos cookies (crushed or whole for garnish)
- 1 lb strawberries (hulled and sliced)
- Prepare the Mascarpone Cream: Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Reserve the whites in a large bowl. In a mixing bowl, whisk the yolks and the powdered sugar until the mixture turns white. Then add the vanilla and the mascarpone. Mix well until you obtain a very smooth mixture.
- Finish the Mascarpone Cream: beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff, add the tsp of powdered sugar before the whites are firm. Add the whites to the mascarpone mixture with a silicone spatula. Add and mix gently.
- Prepare the speculoos: Crush the speculoos (no need for a blender, just a freezer bag and a rolling pin). Keep a whole speculoos for each verrine for presentation.
- Assemble the Dessert: to assemble, in serving glasses or bowls, layer the mascarpone cream with crushed speculoos and sliced strawberries. Make 2 layers but do not sprinkel speculos on top (you will do it just before serving to keep them crunchy).
- Chill the Mascarpone Cream: place the mascarpone cream in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow it to firm up slightly.
- Serve the Dessert: Sprinkle crushed Speculoos cookies and one whole speculoos on top of the mascarpone and strawberries just before serving. The spiced flavor of Speculoos adds a delightful crunch to each bite.
- Customize the sweetness level by adjusting the amount of powdered sugar.
- Replace strawberries with raspberries or other fruit like mango or peach.