You certainly know the legendary Italian dessert made with mascarpone and coffee.
Tiramisù is one of the most delicious desserts in the world, but also… one of the heaviest ones!
This is why I decided to give you an original and much lighter alternative, which, on top of that, will make you discover a unique Icelandic product: skyr.
Indeed, “Skyramisù” is not a typing error, but the innovative mix of Iceland and Italy in your plate.
And if you’ve never heard of skyr, let me introduce you to your new favorite dairy product. With the consistency of a Greek yogurt (but classified as a fresh sour milk cheese), skyr has been part of Icelandic cuisine for centuries.
Skyr has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its impressive set of nutrients. It’s low in calories, fat and carbs, yet high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
To give you an idea of the difference: for 100 grams, skyr has 0,2 grams of fat, while mascarpone has 41,5 grams!
Let’s face it, the richness and smoothness of the original tiramisù is inimitable. Yet, this recipe will offer you a similar taste and an interesting consistency.
Are you convinced?
Let’s get started with the key ingredients needed for this recipe (4/5 servings):
If you’ve never seen skyr in your local supermarket, you probably haven’t looked for it.
A number of brands are now available worldwide:
Once you found your precious skyr, you can get down to serious business. You are only 7 (easy) steps away from your new favorite binational dessert.
To begin with, prepare some coffee. It will prevent you from burning your fingers later on!
Pour it in a large cup. It has to be big enough to dip the ladyfingers in without breaking them. Now let the coffee cool down and get ready for the second step.
In a large bowl, whip the egg yolks and half of the sugar until they are very thick. One of the mistakes people tend to make is under whipping the egg mixture.
Next, add the skyr and mix it together until fully incorporated and smooth. You should have a thick and creamy mixture.
Then, in another bowl, beat the egg whites into a firm peak with a pinch of salt. Add the remaining sugar and keep mixing.
Now, gradually add your whites to the skyr/yolks mixture. Stir gently until fully incorporated. You want to make sure that the mixture remains fluffy and airy.
Your cream is now ready. You can start assembling your Skyramisù:
- Spread a thin layer of cream in your pan
- Dip ladyfingers in the coffee: don’t let them soak, just a quick dip! And set your pan up with a layer of the ladyfingers.
- Layer cream: smooth a layer of skyr mixture on top of the lady fingers
- Dust with cocoa powder (this is optional)
- Repeat: Add another layer of ladyfingers (dipped in coffee) and spread evenly the last layer of cream
Now comes the hardest part. Let the Skyramisù rest in the fridge for at least 6 hours, overnight is best.
The day after, dust the top of your Skyramisù with cocoa powder using a sieve.
You can now enjoy this guilt-free luscious dessert. This is an original recipe that will surprise your guests. It’s your turn to let them know about skyr and its special powers!