Friday, December 30, 2011
I made the most AMAZING tiramisu for Christmas dinner and I'm so excited to share this recipe. It's the perfect dessert for any special occasion. In fact, I'm thinking of making it again for a New Years Eve party.
I don't know about you but I always thought tiramisu was really complicated to make, boy was I wrong! It's really easy and just takes a few simple steps.
Doesn't this look good? It was heavenly and we even had a bit for breakfast the next day :)
A traditional recipe calls for mascarpone cheese, but if you can't find it easily regular cream cheese works beautifully. You can also use Cool Whip instead of fresh whipped cream in this recipe. Lastly, if your kids like to help out in the kitchen the way mine do, have them dip the lady fingers in the coffee -Fun!
8 oz Mascarpone cheese or Cream Cheese –softened
6 Tbsp sugar (divided)
1 1/2 cups fresh whipped cream (see how HERE) (Cool Whip may be used as an instant alternative)
3 Egg Yolks
1 1/2 cups Strong Coffee (mixed with 2 Tbsp Rum (optional))
1 package Lady Fingers
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix softened mascarpone or cream Cheese with 3 Tbsp of sugar until sugar is completely dissolved.
2. In a separate bowl, mix 3 egg yolks with remaining 3 Tbsp of sugar and whisk continuously in a double boiler until eggs are cooked (approx 3-4 minutes). The color of the yolks will turn a lemon yellow when done.
3. Immediately mix the egg mixture into the cream cheese mixture and gently stir.
4. Add 2 Tbsp of the coffee into the mixture and mix.
5. Fold in the whipped cream into the mascarpone/cream cheese mix.
6. Dip each Lady Finger into the coffee (for 1-2 seconds on each side) and place into square or rectangle tray until the bottom is completely covered.
7. Spread 1/2 of the mascarpone filling evenly on top of the fingers.
8. Lightly dust cocoa powder over the filling. Tea strainer works great!
9. Repeat with another layer of coffee dipped fingers.
10. Top with remaining filling.
11. Sprinkle cocoa powder over the top to form a coating.
11. Chill overnight or about 8 hours to set.
Source: Adapted from Show me the Curry