In the Spring and early Summer, my absolute favorite fruit is rhubarb. Every year I try to come up with or find new rhubarb recipes. A friend of mine mentioned making a tiramisu once with amaretti: I then thought the sweetness of amaretti could match and complement pretty well the sourness and tartness of rhubarb. I mixed and matched those two ingredients, turned the rhubarb into a compote, and added a nice "lighter" mascarpone cream (read fewer egg yolks, more egg whites).
The revisited rhubarb tiramisu with amaretti turned out to taste even better than expected! It's crunchy (you can add as much amaretti as you want actually, I like my dessert with quite a lot of it), a bit sour and bitter, sweet, and fluffy! This makes for an easy Spring or Summer dessert :-) And you can use the leftover rhubarb compote for breakfast with granola and eat the leftover mascarpone with amaretti alone. Any combo is good!
Recipe for 8 Rhubarb Tiramisu portions
500 g mascarpone (room T)
6 eggs (4 yolks, 6 whites)
4 tbsp sugar
500 g rhubarb
50 g sugar
200 g Amaretti biscuits
Wash and chop up rhubarb into 2 cm pieces. Place in a sauce pan with sugar, let it sit for about 20 min. Heat up and bring to a boil on mid-high heat, then let simmer until the rhubarb is soft and undone. Put aside and let cool down.
Separate egg yolks and egg whites in two different bowls.
Beat up the egg whites, put aside.
Beat up the egg yolks with sugar. Add mascarpone, beat until smooth. Carefully incorporate the egg whites with a spatula.
Roughly crush most of the amaretti biscuits (save a few whole ones).
In 8 transparent glasses / cups, layer rhubarb compote, amaretti (don't be shy with the amaretti here, your dessert needs to be crunchy too), mascarpone, amaretti, compote, amaretti, mascarpone, amaretti. Top it with a whole amaretti biscuit for decoration. Prepare right before serving.
Enjoy!!! (you may want to bring some extra amaretti to the table, they match rhubarb and mascarpone really well)... (and you may want to prepare some extra dessert too as it is so good :-p )