Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tiramisu ( Pick Me Up! )

Tiramisu ([tiɾamiˈsu], Italian spelling: tiramisù; meaning "pick me up" or "lift me up") is an Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers  (Italian: Savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, and flavoured with cocoa.

I love any coffee dessert and this is certainly one of them. Coffee in dessert is like my most wanted drugs. lol! Desserts with coffee is SO sexy! What more with chocolate in it.

If you were to look for recipes, there are like a thousand and one of them. I did tried a few and since alcohol content is not an option, I went for the origin.

I found the recipe from Chubby Hubby. And without fail of more than 10 times making these, what more deed can I do him than credit and share the recipe.

Tiramisu ( Pick Me up! )
This recipe is initially from The Silver Spoon but Chubby Hubby had done a good deal removing marsala wine.

2 egg whites
4 egg yolks
1.25 cups confectioner’s sugar ( I moved it down to 1 cup of powdered sugar instead )
1.75 cups mascarpone cheese ( I used 1 ½ cup of mascarpone just to make it slightly creamy and not stiff )
7 ounces ladyfingers ( 2 packets which I bought from Phoon Huat )
3/4 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, cooled ( I used Nescafe classic, 5 teaspoon + 1 cup of hot water, add more if needed )
7 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated ( I made with and without, but sprinkled a little bit more of the cocoa powder, so this is really up to you )
good quality unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
Stiffly whisk the egg whites in a grease-free bowl. You can easily use an electric hand mixer. Set aside.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in another bowl until pale and fluffy. Gently beat in the mascarpone till well incorporated. Then fold in the egg whites.
Make a layer of ladyfingers on the base of a deep, rectangular serving dish or any pretty container you have. You may cut up the fingers if your containers are small.
Then dip in half of the fingers ( lengthwise ) evenly with the coffee. Cover with a layer of the mascarpone cream and sprinkle with a little of the grated chocolate/ lots of good cocoa powder.
Continue making layers until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of the mascarpone cream. Dust with cocoa and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

The super easy assembling dessert. Easy Peasy!

Try it! Your partner would adore you.

Lotsa love,

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