Well in a few minutes I am going to try my hand at making some Tiramisu.
Tiramisu is an Italian desert that looks like this:
Mine will not have that many layers however. I’mon shoot for just 2 layers of the
ladyfingers. Mine will not have that chocolate flower either.
The wife & I not long ago returned from shopping for the ingredients and they
were NOT cheap. The mascarpone cheese was $14.00 per pound. The ladyfingers
were $6.00 for 24. The bar of bittersweet chocolate was $3.00 …
… I think I was in an expensive store … probably ought to try Walmart next time,
if there is a next time.
Anyway this stuff is outta sight! Gooooooood to eat.
Here are the ingredients:
• 6 egg yolks (throw the whites away)
• 3 tablespoons of sugar
• one pound of mascarpone cheese
• 1½ cups of STRONG espresso coffee (I bought a small jar of instant espresso $3.99)
• ½ cup of bittersweet dark chocolate
• 24 ladyfingers
Beat eggs and sugar in an electric mixer with a whisk attachment for about 5 minutes
Add one tablespoon of the STRONG espresso and blend thoroughly
Add the one pound of mascarpone cheese and blend thoroughly
put the remaining STRONG espresso in a shallow pan
float each ladyfinger for 2 seconds on each side in the espresso (do not exceed 5 seconds per ladyfinger or they’ll come to pieces)
lay 12 of the soaked ladyfingers on the bottom of the 13" x 9" glass baking dish
spread ½ the cheese mixture over the soaked ladyfingers
soak the remaining 12 ladyfingers in the espresso
spread the remaining cheese mixture over the second row of soaked ladyfingers
use a hand grater to grate ½ cup of the bittersweet chocolate over the entire top of the pan of tiramisu
cover top of the glass baking dish with Saran Wrap
put in the Fridge over night
It is flat out good!! I mean you’ll get hooked on tiramisu in a flash!
(We had some the other day in a local real Italian Pizza Shop …
where they lay the Pizza dough directly on the floor of their
oven … the black’nd dough is part of the “real Italian” … or at
least that’s what my wife says (but she is a romantic at heart
so I must take that with a grain of salt … lol …)
I got this recipe off the web somewhere. It not my creation, though
I plan to develop my own recipe if this does not turn out like I hope
I’m heading into the kitchen to make some tiramisu right now. Its
a quick desert, maybe 20 minutes to put it together. (The wife and
I are going to make it together as a project.)
The web is saturated with different recipes for tiramisu with all
kinds of different flavors. I think the ladyfingers and the mascarpone
cheese are the two standard necessary ingredients however. I have
seen raspberry flavor instead of coffee-espresso. Vanilla. Strawberry.