Sunday, February 10, 2008


This box may look strange but it's also one of the yummiest desserts that I know of. I made up a batch this evening as I had made a promise to make the dessert.Tiramisu means “pick-me-up” in Italian. It is definitely high energy - eggs, sugar and caffeine from the espresso coffee. It picked me upped alright it had been a long tiring day with a house filled with people till late afternoon. This time I wasn't thinking of presentation but for the soothing comfort of this yummy dessert.

Ingredients4 eggs separated
5 tablespoons sugar
300 g Mascarpone cheese
1 large package (approximately 36) ladyfingers
1 tbsp brandy
1 cup expresso
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Arrange a tight layer of ladyfingers in a 9-by-12-inch serving dish. Using a spoon, drizzle about half the espresso over the ladyfingers.
Combine mascarpone, egg yolks and sugar in bowl and beat well then add the brandy.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.
Then fold in the egg whites to produce a creamy mixture.
Cover the ladyfingers with the mascarpone mixture and and dust cocoa powder.
Cover the filling with a second layer of ladyfingers and drizzle with espresso. Cover the ladyfingers with the mascarpone mixture.
Place the dish in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours (the Tiramisu can be made 24 hours in advance).
Top with the remaining cocoa before serving.


Elyani said...

Hi Shirls, Gong Xi Fat Chai! Who could resist Tiramisu? I’m very particular about Tiramisu, It’s one of my favorite desserts but like you I'd prefer a home made version as the one sold in the stores often have less recognizable coffee flavor to it. Your recipe sounds excellent, I should have tried it except that I don't have brandy but kahlua.

Shirls said...

Hi Elyani, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too. You can use Kahlua, I like the coffee liqueur very much and use it too. Enjoy :-)

marie974 said...

I like it very much.