It has been a whirl wind of a weekend in the kitchen, but in a good way! I’ve basically been whipping up goodness since Friday afternoon! I love weekends like this, when there is homework to start but nothing that is pressing and I can do the things I love like cook and bake with the ones that I love!
I have basically been promising Andrew for a year or more that I will ‘one day’ make him Tiramisu. It is one of those desserts I have never cared for but he loves it, in fact it is his all time favorite. I caved this weekend.
I always thought it was super hard to make for some reason, but when I got to searching there were some easier ones to make as well as some really hard ones that involved a double boiler, etc to make the custard. I settled on one in the middle from Giada De Laurentiis and for someone who doesn’t like Tiramisu I have to say it’s pretty good and certainly beautiful!
I put Andrew in charge of the espresso, he just had to jump in the picture 😉
I got to work on making the cream!
Then began the fun part of stacking and spreading and layering it all together.
Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis
6 egg yolks
3 TBS sugar
16 oz Mascarpone Cheese
1 1/2 cups espresso, cooled
2 tsp dark rum
24 lady fingers
Bittersweet chocolate bar for the shavings on top (we used Godiva 75% dark)
In a large bowl whisk together egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer. When light and fluffy (about 5 min) stop and add in the mascarpone cheese. Beat until smooth and blended. We added a TB of espresso to the cream mixture as well while beating.
In a shallow dish mix the rest of the espresso and the rum. Dip each lady finger in the mixture, not more than 5 seconds or they will fall apart. Place the soaked lady fingers in the bottom of a 8 in square baking dish. Line the whole bottom with lady fingers and spread 1/2 the cream on top. Sprinkle desired amount of chocolate shavings on top as well.
Start another layer of lady fingers and then top with cream and lady fingers.
Cover and chill for 2 hours or more. ENJOY!
What did you bake this weekend?
Cadbury Creme egg stuffed cupcakes (that recipe is to come)
Chocolate chip cookies