• 10 lady fingers
  • 1 cup of espresso or strong coffee + a tsp of sugar to sweeten it up
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbl cognac or brandy
  • 8oz of mascarpone
  • 1 cup of heavy cream whipped or a cup of pre-made whipped cream
  • about 1/2 a bar of milk chocolate grated.

this could potentially be a week of desserts:-) but it won’t:-( i have two other great dishes to share with you and a pretzel recipe for your weekend i think you will really enjoy.

i have never made tiramisu, i’ve kind of watched my mom make it, she happens to have a great recipe but when i decided to make it, 10pm on a monday night, she was probably sleeping.

over the past week i have opened 2 cookbooks and 3 magazines and found really interesting recipes for tiramisu. i however got scared off at the addition of custard and raw eggs. it just seemed like to much work for something i really don’t have the time to make, but it has also been something i have been craving.

i tend to think about recipes a lot before i make them. i look at them for weeks until i decide what i actually really love about the recipe and what i think i can add too or take away to make it different and easier. this is something i have always really wanted to try and i think i was able to make it simpler then the original recipes and different.

i just had one for breakfast, yum!

tiramisu about 5 individual glasses

just a note, if you have never made home made whip cream it is really easy. in a bowl, add cream and a tsp of sugar, sometimes i add a 1/2 tsp of vanilla, whip with a hand blender or by hand to turn into a rich whipped cream. 

  1. first make the mascarpone mixture. to a bowl add: mascarpone, 1 tbl of the espresso or coffee, sugar, cognac, and whipped cream. mix with a whisk for about 2-3 minutes or until it all comes together. give it a taste, yum:-)
  2. prepare your individual ramekins or jars. dip one lady fingers at a time into the coffee and set to fit on the bottom on each jar. sprinkle a touch of chocolate and then add cream mixture. repeat one more time but add chocolate to the top. set aside and then continue with next jar or ramekin.
  3. refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. the longer it sits the better.

i made mine last night so we can have it for dessert tonight (or breakfast). i did however snack on the cream mixture during and after i finished making the tiramisu :-)


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