To die for Tiramisu

16 February 2010

I love Tiramisu. It is amazing and I recently discovered that it isn't too complicated to make.

Modified from allrecipes

6 egg yolks
3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
3 tablespoons Kahlua
2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfinger cookies
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.

In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream with
confectioners sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.

Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.

In a small bowl, combine coffee and kahlua. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise and brush with coffee mixture.

Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7x11 inch dish. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.

Tip: Make sure you use mascarpone cheese. Substitutions don't compare.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous picture! I have never made tiramasu before, it would be fun to try!