Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dessert Favorite [Tiramisu]

I love eating desserts and so does my husband... what a treat, huh?
One of our all time favorite is Tiramisu.
It's a simple dessert to make but oh so fattening especially if you end up eating the entire pan.  I found this recipe from Giada de Laurentiis through the food network.


6 eggyolks
3 Tbsp sugar
1 lb mascarpone cheese
1 1/2 c strong espresso coffee
2 teaspoons dark rum
24 packaged ladyfingers
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate shavings, for garnish
cocoa powder, for garnish
With an electric mixer, beat the 6 eggyolks and sugar until creamy, thik and pale.  Giada recommends beating for about 5 minutes. Add the mascarpone cheese and beat until smooth.  Add 1 tablespoon of espresso and mix until thoroughly combined.

In a deep pan, dip each ladyfinger into espresso-rum mixture for only 5 seconds (soaking too long will cause them to fall apart). 
Place a little eggyolk-mascarpone mixture on the bottom of the pan.  
Arrange the soaked ladyfinger on the bottom of the pan -  I used 2 small rectangular pans, consuming about 16 ladyfingers in each pan.

Spread 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture evenly over the ladyfingers. Add another layer of soaked ladyfingers and top with remaining mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and/or shaved chocolate.

Hubby is uber excited to share this with me.  It's my last 3 days before my 2 month vacation outside the US. 
Until next time.... happy baking!

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