Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tiramisu such a great desert.  It's rich and creamy and has a punch of coffee flavor. What I really love about this desert is that it is easy to make.  With a few ingredients you can impress your family and your guests.
All you need for this is
6 eggs
1 tub of Mascarpone cheese
1 cup of Espresso coffee
1 cup of creme de cacao * (optional)
1 cup of sugar
lady finger cookies
cocoa powder

I temper the eggs by letting them sit in hot water. While the eggs are tempering I make my espresso coffee.

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.  In a bowl mix together the mascarpone cheese, egg yolks and sugar until nice and creamy.
In another bowl beat the egg whites until stiff and peaks form. You should be able to turn the bowl upside down and the egg whites won't fall out of the bowl.

Fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture. Now it's time to put it all together! Mix the coffee and creme de cacao together. If you don't want to use the liquor, you don't have too. Just make more coffee.
Dip the lady fingers into the coffee mixture, make sure it's a quick dip, the cookie will absorb the liquids fast and place them in a dish that you want to serve the Tiramisu from. I like making this in a Trifle bowl. I like the presentation it makes.  Another beautiful presentation is to layer individual servings in a large Martini glass. It'll be Fabulous, which ever way you put this together!

layering the dipped lady fingers all around the bowl and on the bottom

Add the mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with some cacao powder and another layer of dipped cookies.

Keep going until your bowl is full.
Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours or more!  Enjoy!

Buon Appetito

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