Italian mood - Tiramisu
I’m not gonna lie, today’s post could be dangerous to your New Year's resolutions, I mean to the “healthy lifestyle” ones. ☺ After New Year’s Eve you probably came across many “How to Detox After Overindulging” articles while surfing the internet... Now this one is definitely an exception.
My Tiramisu recipe is definitely not a fitness diet essential, but a great option if you’re craving for some sweet without overdoing it. My version is in the “ugly but yummy” category. Doesn’t look perfect but it tastes like heaven. ☺ Although the procedure seems to be rather complex, there is no baking involved and it’s super easy to make. This one of my favourite desserts to make when guests come over.
You will need:
- 250 g container mascarpone, at room temperature
- 3 eggs separated
- 3 spoons of sugar
- 200 ml (1 cup) strong espresso coffee, cooled to room temperature
- 200 ml (1 cup) milk
- 1 pack vanillin sugar
- 200 g pack Manner (or any kind) ladyfinger
- 160 ml (2/3 cup) Baileys Irish Cream
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
Let's do this:
- Mix the cooled espresso with the milk and with 1/3 cup of Baileys in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
- Separate the eggs and keep both whites and yolks.
- With an electric beater mix the egg yolks, the vanilla sugar and sugar in a medium bowl until thick and creamy. Add the mascarpone and the remaining 1/3 cup of Baileys and beat until the mixture is smooth.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until soft peaks form, then fold half into the mascarpone mixture until combined.
- Dip the ladyfingers, one at a time, into the espresso/Baileys mixture and let them soak. Be careful, soak them just long enough to become damp but not soggy.
- Line the bottom of a deep glass dish/bowl with a layer of soaked ladyfingers; then spread half the cream mixture over top. I like placing cocoa powder between the layers, but it’s optional.
- Repeat the ladyfinger layer and then cover with the remaining cream mixture.
- Cover the dish and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
- When ready to serve, place the cocoa powder in a fine sieve and dust evenly over top.
- Enjoy ☺
Total Time: 20 Minutes prep, plus 6-8 hours to chill
Note: This recipe uses raw eggs. Be sure to use only fresh, properly refrigerated eggs.