Tiramisu

Tiramisu literally means pick me up in Italian, metaphorically suggesting make me happy.

Its simple to make but requires some time to get the dessert to set. Marsala wine is mixed with espresso coffee in the authentic recipe. But I have left the wine out since I refrain from drinking alcohol.

As the name suggests, this light, fluffy creamy dessert layered with coffee flavoured lady fingers will raze off the blue moods that we tend to dwell in from time to time. Try it!

Ingredients

Lady Fingers ………………………1 pack

Egg Yolks …………………………..4

Sugar ……………………………….1 cup granulated

Milk ………………………………….1/3 cup

Heavy Whipping Cream …………11/2 cup

Mascarpone Cheese ……………..2 cups

Vanilla Essence ……………………1 teaspoon

Espresso Coffee powder ………..2 tablespoons heaped

Water ……………………………….1 cup

Cocoa Powder ……………………..2 tablespoons

Chocolate Curls

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Method

  1. Whisk the egg yolks.
  2. Add the sugar and mix it well.
  3. Over low flame add the milk into the mix and let it simmer for a couple of minutes or till it starts to boil and thicken.
  4. Let the mix cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  5. Meanwhile whip the heavy cream and vanilla essence till it forms peaks.
  6. In a separate bowl whip the mascarpone cheese and if the egg yolk mix is cool enough, add it to the cheese and blend well.
  7. Next, in a wide bowl, mix the espresso coffee powder, cocoa powder and water.
  8. Dip each lady finger on either side for just a second and line them adjacently inside a deep casserole.
  9. Top this layer with the mascarpone mix. Spread it evenly.
  10. Then add the whipped cream as a third layer.
  11. Repeat these three layers and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours or until the dessert sets.
  12. Before serving, dust cocoa powder on top. IMG_2360Add chocolate curls if you like.
  13. Serve cold.
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