…Or should that be deserts?!
Either way, have a bit of fun serving your guests a Terracotta Pot of Tiramisu, with chocolate soil and garden mint – like they serve at Elmore Court. Below, the Elmore Kitchen shares its recipe.
Tiramisu Flower Pot Recipe (makes 6)
Needs to sit in the fridge for 1 hour, can be made the day before.
You’ll need 6 portion size flower pots with no hole in the bottom (very important!!)
For the Tiramisu
290g Double cream
125g Mascarpone cream
12 Savoiardi biscuits (sponge fingers)
150ml Strong dark roasted freshly made coffee
Whisk double cream, mascarpone and sugar until ribbon stage, then add Marsala and whisk a little more until just past soft peak stage
Allow coffee to cool a little until warm
Build up the flower pot with a little cream mix in the bottom, then break ½ a biscuit off and dip into the coffee for 3 seconds and lay on top
Repeat the process, this time using 1.5 biscuits and then top with cream just under the level of the flower pot
When filling the flower pots do all the steps at the same time to quicken up the process
Keep refrigerated until needed
200g Caster sugar
80g Dark chocolate (chopped up)
Add the water & sugar together and cook to 135c. Then add the chopped chocolate and remove from the heat, whisk until it crystallises and then pour mix out onto waxed paper to cool down.
Crush to desired soil texture when cool and keep in an airtight container
Small sprig of mint or basil
Top the flower pots with the soil and then finish with small sprig of desired herb
*Add a few dashes of Amaretto to the coffee for a bit of extra boozy naughtiness
*A quick cheat rather than making the soil yourself is to crush some bourbon biscuits and then dust with coco powder