Cherry Tiramisu

Tiramisu Con Ciliege/Cherry Tiramisu, featured in Gino's Italian Escape, published on Published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton, priced �20. Picture: PA Photo/Matt Russell/Hodder & Stoughton.

Tiramisu Con Ciliege/Cherry Tiramisu, featured in Gino's Italian Escape, published on Published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton, priced �20. Picture: PA Photo/Matt Russell/Hodder & Stoughton.

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Ingredients

400g cherries, pitted and halved

50g caster sugar

4tbsp cherry or amaretto liqueur

8 small madeleine cakes or sponge finger biscuits

2tbsp chopped toasted nuts

2 egg yolks

2tbsp caster sugar

250g mascarpone cheese

2tbsp cherry or amaretto liqueur

Heat cherries, sugar and two tablespoons of the liqueur in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

For the mascarpone cream whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale. Beat in the mascarpone cheese and two tablespoons of the liqueur.

Place a layer of cake in the bottom of four individual glasses.

Spoon over a little of the remaining liqueur, then add a layer of the cooked cherries and their juices. Top with a layer of the cream and repeat the process until nearly at the top of the glass, finishing with the cream.