Monday, January 5, 2009
TIRAMISU ON THE BRAIN
TIRAMISU...desert of the Gods...I love it, I make it, I want more...
MAKE YOUR OWN YOU CAN'T HAVE MINE!!! grrrr...(wraps arms around bowl)
It looks complicated, but totally NOT!
250g mascarpone cheese
250g cream cheese (room temp)
125ml (1/2 cup)whipping cream (unwhipped)
500g lady fingers (usually is about 2 packages)
2 cups of coffee (strong!!!)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup sugar (yes a second one)
3 tablespoons of brandy
cocoa for sprinkling
-make coffee and add first 1/3 of sugar and brandy to it, stir and put to the side in a flat bowl to dip the lady fingers in.
-in a small bowl beat egg WHITES until they start to foam and slowly add in the second sugar...mix until egg whites make peaks.
-beat egg yolks in a large mixing bowl, add room temp cream cheese and mascarpone cheese...when all are mixed smooth add the whipping cream, beat well...slowly add in the egg white mixture, blend well but slowly.
-now you will built the tiramisu...I use a large flat bottomed bowl (it looks bigger and prettier)
take the lady fingers and dip then in the coffee and make a single layer on the bottom of your bowl, sprinkle liberally with the cocoa, pour about 1/3 of the cheese batter on top, spread evenly, make a second layer of coffee dipped cookies, cocoa and cheese batter, a third layer of cookies, cocoa and cheese batter and finish with another LIBERAL sprinkle of cocoa
cover bowl and refrigerate for 5-6 hours...I make it first thing in the morning so it gets to set longer, the longer it sits the better it tastes!
My 3 kids love it so don't worry about the brandy there is so little in it no one will know...
***tweak this recipe to your own taste...have fun! I highly recommend having coffee with this.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!