Friday, December 6, 2013

Tiramisu

My hubby's fav....my gift to him on his b'day.....Who else fav is this?

About Tiramisu:

Tiramisu (from Italian, spelled tiramisù[tiɾamiˈsu], meaning "pick me up" or "lift me up") is a popular coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (Italian: Savoiardi[savoˈjardi]) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolksegg whites, sugar andmascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of puddingscakes and other desserts.
Tiramisu is a layered dessert, consisting of alternating layers of coffee-soaked Savoiardibiscuits and a sweet mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar.
To prepare the biscuit layer, the Savoiardi are dipped briefly in espresso or strong coffee.
For the mascarpone cheese layer, a mixture of egg yolks and sugar is first prepared, to which the mascarpone cheese is then added. This mixture is spread over the coffee-soaked biscuits. More layers are added and the dessert is finally topped with a layer of cream or icing and dusting of cocoa powder.
Countless variations of Tiramisu exist. Some cooks use other cakes or sweet, yeasted breads, such as panettone, in place of ladyfingers. Other cheese mixtures are used as well, some containing raw eggs, and others containing no eggs at all. Marsala wine can be added to the recipe, but other liquors are frequently substituted for it in both the coffee and the cheese mixture, including dark rum,Madeiraportbrandy or Irish Cream.


Ingredients:

1 lb of Mascarpone Cheese, softened
1-½ cup of Heavy Cream
1/3 cup of Granulated Sugar
1 tsp of Vanilla
2 ½ cups of Really Strong Coffee or Espresso, cooled
2 Tbsp of Dark Rum
2 Tbsp of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
30 Ladyfingers (preferably Savogliardi, not sponge cake ladyfingers)

Method:


1) In a large bowl whip the heavy cream and set in the fridge until you are ready to use it (cream stays stiffer longer if kept cold) .

2) In a large bowl cream together the mascarpone, vanilla and sugar, fold in half of the whipped cream into mascarpone mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining whipped cream being careful not to over mix.

3) To assemble, in a large bowl mix together the coffee and rum and set aside, also have ready the cocoa powder and ladyfingers. Have a 9 by 9 square baking pan ready to start assembling. Dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture and lay in the bottom of your pan, once the whole bottom of the pan has the coffee and rum soaked ladyfingers ready pour over half of the mascarpone and cream mixture, spread evenly over ladyfingers and sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder.

4) Arrange the remaining coffee soaked ladyfingers on top of the layers and spread over the remaining filling. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder.

5) Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours before serving.



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