Gino D'Acampo's ricotta tiramisu recipe

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Gino D'Acampo's ricotta tiramisu uses lower-fat ricotta cheese and Greek yogurt. For more Gino D'Acampo recipes visit goodtoknow.co.uk

  • healthy
Serves8
SkillEasy
Preparation Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins (including refrigeration time)
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories292 Kcal15%
Sugar23.5 g26%
Fat14.7 g21%
Saturated Fat5 g25%
Salt0.2 g
Salt0.2 g

Gino has substituted the whipped double cream and mascarpone cheese used in traditional tiramisu recipes with lower-fat ricotta cheese and Greek yogurt

Ingredients

  • 500g ricotta
  • 250g fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 6tbsp crushed hazelnuts
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 200ml cold strong coffee
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 24 savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits)
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

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Method

  1. Mix the ricotta cheese with the yogurt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the hazelnuts and vanilla extract and stir until well combined.
  2. Pour the cold coffee into a small bowl and mix in the cinnamon.
  3. Quickly dip half the sponge fingers in the coffee and then place in the base of a rectangular serving dish (30 x 22cm and at least 5cm deep).
  4. Spread half of the ricotta mixture on top. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Cover the dish with clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for 15 mins. Just before serving, dust the top with the cocoa powder.
Top Tip for making Gino D'Acampo's ricotta tiramisu

'Make sure you dust the tiramisu with cocoa powder at the last minute just before you serve it to your guests'

Gino D’Acampo is a much-loved, cheeky TV chef who often appears on ITV’s popular daytime chat show This Morning. Born into a large family in Napoli, Italy, Gino’s been working in kitchens since he was young and fell in love with the industry age 11 when he walked into his grandfather’s restaurant. Gino’s Italian heritage has a huge influence on his recipes. From a classic margherita pizza to a four-cheese macaroni cheese with peas, we’re sure to have a Gino D’Acampo recipe your whole family will love! With three children of his own it is perhaps no surprise that so many of Gino’s recipes are perfect for the hustle and bustle of a busy home. As well as regularly appearing on This Morning to share his culinary skills and the odd cheeky joke or two, Gino has also had several TV shows of his own including most recently Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape which aired in November 2018 on ITV. He also won over much of the nation back in 2009 when he was crowned winner of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Gino has several best-selling cookbooks out including Gino’s Pasta, Home Baking and Gino’s Italian Escape. At the heart of all of his recipes is the belief that good ingredients can speak for themselves. On his website Gino explains: ‘My grandfather said that a good recipe doesn’t need lots and lots of ingredients because if the ingredients are top quality and full of flavour, why would you want to cover up or change their taste