Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tiramisu

I have been making this for a long time and don't really use a recipe but to the best of my ability here is how I make it:


Ingredients

1 pint heavy whipping cream
2- 8oz containers marscapone cheese at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
2 bars of good quality milk chocolate
3 cups of cold black coffee
Baileys (optional)


Make some strong black coffee and set aside to cool
Grate 2 bars of chocolate
Beat cream until stiff peaks form, add powdered sugar and Baileys if you wish, set aside
Beat mascapone cheese and then gently fold in cream mixture. Taste and add more powdered sugar and/or Baileys if desired.

In a trifle dish similar to this one add a dollop of the cream mixture to cover the bottom. Then one at a time soak the ladyfingers in the cold coffee and place on top of the cream to form a layer. Then add a layer of cream, followed by a layer of grated chocolate. Continue to layer cookies, cream and chocolate ending on a chocolate layer. Leave in the refrigerator for 24hrs before serving. 

As you can see I make a drunken tiramisu (!) and also omit the eggs. Traditional recipes call for raw eggs but I stopped using them when I was pregnant and just omitted them from then on. Hope you enjoy it.