This might look like a very impressive cake that took ages to make but its really only an assembly job. Mascarpone is a rich, creamy cheese originating from Lodi in the Lombardy region of Italy. It has a sweetened taste and is famously used in a classic Tiramisu, which is the basis of this dessert. However Ive used shop-bought chocolate loaf cakes instead of the traditional sponge fingers.
County Wicklow is famous for lamb, and of course we are lamb farmers here at Ballyknocken. Not only that, but I'm always so delighted when our beets are in season in our garden. Lamb is at its best for flavor at the same time so its a marriage made in heaven! I love the earthiness of the beets with the seared slices of juicy lamb and the sweetness from the honey coming through.
The scallops for this dish need to be spanking fresh so that the sweet, untainted flavor of the fish shines through. You need to season the scallops with a delicate hand, so go carefully, watching where the seasonings land.
Editor's Note Sweeten up your day with this delicious ( Irish) recipe for Buttermilk Posset with Almond Biscuits. Everything about this recipe looks and sounds delicious - a creamy, chilled dessert paired with amazing almond biscuits? Yes, please!