Eggless Tiramisu Charlotte | Revisiting Through the Lens Series – 4

“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future” – Sally Mann

I never cease to wonder how little knowledge go a long way. I have not changed my camera – I still use a basic and very old point and shoot camera.

But armed with little know-how has changed my photography. A testimony to which is the Revisiting Food Photos Through the Lens Series.

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu Charlotte

I started my blogging journey with Eggless Tiramisu 2.5 years ago. Not only photography was new to me, baking, blogging, frosting, assembling – every single process was relatively new to me.

Though the earlier photos of Tiramisu are downright shoddy, but the taste was unbeatable. Since then V has been asking me to make it again. I did make a variation with Eggless Orange and Fig Cheesecake but a coffee laden classic tiramisu is an unparalleled dessert.

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

For V’s birthday I re-visited the Eggless Tiramisu and made from scratch. If you are a regular reader here you would know how important baking cakes/ goodies on family occasion is to me.

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

Once I kept my Tiramisu for setting, I realized that I wanted to give some extra finish from the outside. Initially I contemplated doing chocolate collar or filigree, and then I came across few posts on Tiramisu Charlotte by wrapping the same or other variation of Tiramisu in ladyfingers or savoiardi. I made another batch of ladyfingers to wrap them around the already set Tiramisu.

My ladyfingers were slightly long and I felt would have looked better short. It would have also given me more savoiardi to cover around closely.

I tried making chocolate curls using simple and useful instructions by Ree Drummond. But they didn’t curl despite all my efforts! How could someone mess such simple thing! May be it happened because I replaced shortening with butter. Nevertheless chocolate in any shape will do and I used them as sharts! :)

The taste was coffee, cream and buttery. The almonds gave a very nice crunch to tiramisu along with richness. Utterly delicious and finger licking good! BUT very-very fattening for already fat tummies! :D

 

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

For photography, I did not change much except my knowledge and more importantly the use of it.

Photography set-up: North facing window, black cardboard as background, hubby’s white shirt to diffuse light, shot at 10:00 am, side lighting, white foam board for reflection, props used from the kitchen, Canon AS710 IS P&S Camera.

Practically didn’t change much or bought extravagant props, but simply learning to apply my knowledge.

Lately I have started using our clothes as background. I decided to put them to good use since it no longer fits me and they are far pretty to be thrown away. Who am I kidding? I guess the real reason that they are memories of long gone days when I could fit into them!

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu Charlotte

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu Charlotte

I posted on Google+ seeking some feedback on hiding the tell-tale signs like seams, pleats, etc of a stitched garment. If you have some pointers, I would love to hear about them.

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

Eggless Chocolate Layered Tiramisu with Eggless Savoiardi (Ladyfingers)

Eggless Tiramisu Charlotte

Yield: 9 inch Round Tiramisu

12 regular size

Eggless Tiramisu Charlotte

A beautiful and delectable dessert. Perfect for special occasions. The dessert just melts in your mouth and tastes divine.

Ingredients

    Chocolate Curls/ Sharts:
  • 85 grams - Dark Chocolate
  • 1/2 Tbsp - Unsalted Butter
  • Assembling Tiramisu Charlotte:
  • 50 grams - Dark Chocolate

Instructions

    Chocolate Curls/ Sharts:
  1. Melt butter and chocolate together using double boiler or in microwave with 30 secs spurts.
  2. Quickly spread a very thin layer of melted chocolate-butter mixture on the back of a clean baking sheet.
  3. Allow it set briefly in a freezer. Remove it when you can see a slight mark of your thumb.
  4. Using a bench scraper gently start removing chocolate from the sheet and it will automatically curl.
  5. Assembling Tiramisu Charlotte:
  6. Remove the ring of the springform pan. Move the Tiramisu to the cake stand.
  7. Melt some chocolate using double boiler method or in microwave using 30 secs spurts.
  8. On the backside of savoiardis spread the melted chocolate with the help of a spatula or spoon. Quickly wrap them around the set Tiramisu.
  9. Tie around with a string/ ribbon. Top with some chocolate curls and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Notes:

Detailed Recipe: Eggless Tiramisu

Chocolate Curls

Assembling Tiramisu Charlotte

I kept the entire Eggless Tiramisu recipe and the process same but made few changes for the betterment of the product. Few of the changes are -

I used unsalted butter.

I used piping bags to pipe out the ladyfingers/ savoiardi.

I whipped the cream at home.

Since I used unsalted butter, I reduced the sugar used in assembling to 1/3 cup (as in original recipe).

I used a springform pan to set the dessert.

I made 2 batches of Savoiardi to have extra to wrap-around the Triamisu.

http://lemoninginger.com/2013/09/20/eggless-tiramisu-scratch-revisiting-lens-series-4/

Linking the yummy Tiramisu Charlotte to –

  1. Bake Fest # 23 hosted by Marija, an event started by Vardhini
  2. Color Me Brown by Priya
  • Deepali, I missed this post. Oooops! I had seen the mail and thought of replying later. Apparently, my brain blanked out. So sorry about that.

    You are so right. A little knowledge in photography can go a long way! I love these set of clicks. The seem of pants are a bit hard to hide. So did you get any tips?

    Also, it was so nice reading through your first post :)

    • Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed the read though the snaps were an eyesore :)

      No I didn’t get any tips. I like google+ but people tend to like/ share than leave valuable inputs on a critique post.

      Eagerly awaiting Color me Brown round-up!

  • Fantastic clicks and a great recipe!