You would think Nigella’s Italian Christmas Pudding is hard to make.
No bake intended.
The way it looks calls for a celebration.
The taste lingers on months after.
I tweaked it a bit. Actually a lot.
I couldn’t find the panettone from the delicatessen so I ended up with Torte in festa. I’m happy I did.
I couldn’t find marrons glacés as well so I replaced it with cranberries coated nougat.
This was how my first layer of sponge looked like. Not at all glamorous.
I sprinkled it with marsala because that is all I have. The recipe calls fortuaca liqueur. It doesn’t matter.
Carry on. We are not Nigella.
Now gorgeousness came to fore when I mixed my pistachio, nougat and chocolate chips to the mascarpone mixture.
Then I layered up the tiramisu and ended with this beauty.
Not pretty enough without the blush.
And this ladies and gentlemen is what I call a cake.
Just what I need.