If cooking and gastronomy are your passion, you will certainly know tiramisu, a unique dessert capable of satisfying any palate and giving you fantastic moments in company.
In this article, you'll find out how to prepare a slightly different and very particular version of tiramisu that will allow you to amaze family and friends.
I'm talking about the Pistachio Tiramisu (with Pistachio from Bronte).
You must know that this dried fruit is exceptional both in its taste and in its qualities. Precisely for this reason, the Bronte Pistachio not only obtained the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) but is also a Slow Food Presidium.
Bronte Pistachio: History and Benefits
The Bronte Pistachio is a much loved and extremely sought after variant of the classic pistachio.
This type of pistachio arrived in antiquity, brought by those peoples who once inhabited the lands of Sicily.
Origins and History of the Bronte Pistachio
This type of plant that gives life to the pistachio was brought to Sicily from Persia and Turkey, areas where this type of pistachio grew.
Over the years it was the Arabs, after taking Sicily from the Byzantines, who discovered that this plant grew extremely luxuriantly on the slopes of Etna.
Since then, the fame of the Bronte Pistachio has grown year after year, becoming a very important product for Bronte and its inhabitants.
In recent years, the demand for Bronte Pistachio and its market value have grown so much that it has earned the nickname of "Green Gold of Sicily".
Benefits of the Bronte Pistachio
The Bronte Pistachio has always been known due to the extreme quality of its cultivation and the flavors it is able to give to its dishes.
But the world of pistachios contains incredible benefits for the human body, making the Bronte pistachio a very useful food for the body.
In fact, the Pistachio thanks to its content rich in benign elements helps us to:
- protect the heart and lower bad cholesterol thanks to the content of phytosterols, monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E.
- prevent tumors thanks to the high content of antioxidants
- protect eyesight and the health of our nervous system thanks to vitamin B6 (important for neurons)
- protect our skin from UV radiation, fight aging and dry skin thanks to vitamin E
- fight diabetes by lowering glucose and insulin levels.
Bronte pistachio tiramisu recipe
When we talk about desserts, Tiramisu is perhaps the only one capable of making everyone happy. We could say that with this sweet it is difficult to go wrong.
In this post you will discover the exact procedure for preparing a particular variant of this famous dessert with which you can truly amaze everyone: the Bronte Pistachio Tiramisu.
Ingredients of a Tiramisù for 4 cups H3
- Bronte pistachios: 40 g
- Egg yolks (about 2): 40 g
- Water: 30 g
- Ladyfingers: 8
- Coffee: 70 g
- Pistachio grains: 10 g
- Sesame oil: 20 g
- Sugar: 80g
- Mascarpone: 300 g
- Bitter cocoa powder to taste
- Room temperature water: 30 g
How to prepare Bronte Pistachio Tiramisu: Procedure.
Preparing your Bronte Pistachio Tiramisu is really simple. In fact, below you will find the exact procedure to follow step-by-step.
- Place the pistachios in a mixer and blend them until they become a powder. Then pour the sesame oil a little at a time.
- continue to blend until the content becomes creamy.
- prepare the coffee with the mocha and let it cool.
- Put a saucepan with a thick bottom on the heat and pour in the water and sugar.
- boil, keeping an eye on the temperature with a food thermometer. When the temperature reaches 115°, whisk the egg yolks separately with a whisk.
- When the syrup reaches 121 take it off the heat and pour it slowly into the bowl where you whipped the yolks.
- Continue beating on low speed until everything cools down and is frothy and clear (about 10-15 minutes)
- Add the mascarpone and continue beating.
- Finally, add the pistachio cream without turning off the mixer, until everything is mixed well.
- Cut the ladyfingers in half.
- Pour the previously prepared coffee into a shallow bowl. Dilute it with 30 g of water at room temperature.
- You are now ready to compose your tiramisu.
- Take 4 cups of 140 ml each. Fill a sac-à-poche and squeeze the cream on the bottom of the container to build the first layer of the tiramisu.
- Dip two halves of ladyfingers into the bowl with coffee and previously prepared water.
- Place the ladyfingers in your cup to build the second layer, then squeeze another layer of cream.
- Sprinkle with bitter cocoa helping you with a strainer. Then create another layer of ladyfingers.
- Add a new layer of cream and finish with another sprinkling of bitter cocoa and chopped pistachios.
- Leave to cool in the fridge for about two hours and... enjoy your meal!