A dead-easy, dead-delicious no-bake dessert from CBC's charismatic new host with the most, Stefano Faita!
By Stefano Faita
Yields 4 servings
1 lb. strawberries
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup limoncello
1 cup mascarpone
2 to 3 tbsp whipping cream
Lemon zest, for garnish
Ladyfingers (sponge cake style, not crisp savioardi biscuits), for serving
Fresh mint or basil, chopped (optional, for garnish)
1. Wash and hull the strawberries. Add berries, lemon juice, sugar and limoncello to a bowl. Stir to combine. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2. Stir mascarpone with whipping cream until smooth and creamy. Sweeten with a little sugar to taste, if desired.
3. Spoon strawberry mixture into glasses or serving dishes. Top with dollop of mascarpone cream. Garnish with lemon zest, lady fingers and mint or basil.
Stefano Faita credits his mother with teaching him everything he knows about cooking. As a young boy, he would sit on the counter and watch his mom, a well-known food personality in Québec, prepare traditional Italian family favourites. In his new CBC television series, In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita, Stefano shares some of those rustic recipes and encourages viewers to get "in the kitchen" to enjoy food with friends and family.
Catch In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita weekdays at 3:30 p.m. on CBC.