Coffee and desserts are perfect partners. They are both great ways to round off a wonderful meal. They add a rich and a bit of a sweet touch to the meal that is absolutely delicious.
Here is a recipe that turns your favorite drink into a delicious dessert that still goes well with a cup of coffee. It is called Tiramisu.
There are many versions of the history of this Italian dessert but none dispute that it is light and absolutely delicious. It is absolutely heavenly and the best part, it is absolutely easy to make. There are many variations but here is the recipe for
All you need are the following ingredients:
For the dip you’ll need 1 1/2 cup freshly made espresso with 2 teaspoons sugar dissolved and mixed into it while the coffee is hot. Set it aside first.
For the filling or zabaglione you’ll need:
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of Marsala wine (others prefer to use rum)
- 1 lb or 450 g of Mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
Procedure: In the bowl of a double boiler beat the egg yolks (this is off the heat). Add the sugar and beat it in. Next beat in the wine. Now place the bowl over the boiling water in the other half of the double boiler and keep whisking as the mixture thickens. Remove from heat when small bubbles appear.
In a separate bowl, cream the cheese. Add the zabaglione mixture and beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.
for the base:
- 30 to 40 pieces of ladyfingers
- chocolate shavings or bitter cocoa powder
To complete the Tiramisu, you’ll need a rectangular dish (12X8) is a good size. Dip each ladyfinger in the coffee dip mixture before placing in an even single layer in the dish. Next, spread a portion (about half) of the zabaglione mixture over the ladyfingers. Place another layer of dipped ladyfingers over the filling. Once the layer is complete, spread the remaining filling over it. Sprinkle the chocolate shavings or cocoa powder on top.
Tiramisu is best served chilled. Keep it in the refrigerator (not the freezer) ’til it’s time to eat.
[tags] coffee,dessert,recipe,Italian,dessert [/tags]
Originally posted on November 4, 2006 @ 11:06 pm