Tiramisu

by Charlie Rioux on January 25, 2011

I was going to tell you about how a delicious unhealthy dessert is ok once in a while. About how I make this Tiramisu once every 2 years and enjoy every bite.
Because Tiramisu is full of cream, cheese, coffee and alcohol, it seemed like the unhealthiest dessert ever. Well it is. When I compare it to my other dessert recipes.
But if you compare it to some refined flour refined sugar full of shortening desserts, Tiramisu is not that bad ;-).

And if you want to impress a crowd, it is the perfect dessert. It takes 15 minutes of your time and you can easily double the recipe. And it is delicious!

Tiramisu

Light adaptation of “Tiramisu”, Young and Hungry, Dave Lieberman

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 15% or 35% country style cream (tried both)
  • 1 package (275 g) mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar
  • 1 cup brewed espresso (or very strong good quality coffee), cooled
  • 1/4 cup amber rum
  • 14 savoirdi ladyfingers (approximately)
  • Cinnamon
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:  In a flat bottom bowl, mix the espresso and rum together. In a big bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the cream, mascarpone, vanilla and sugar together.
Dip a ladyfinger in the espresso and rum mixture for (only) 1-2 seconds. Place it on the bottom of a bread pan. Repeat until the dish is lined with ladyfingers.
Spoon half the mascarpone mixture on the ladyfingers and smooth out in an even layer. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and cocoa powder. Make a second layer of dipped ladyfingers, spoon the rest of the mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon and cocoa powder. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place in the fridge (at least a couple of hours, 1 day is best). Serve cold.

Serves 6

I’ve made this Tiramisu three time and I only got compliments on it. I also noticed that a lot of Tiramisu recipes have eggs in it. I’ve never tried making a Tiramisu with an other recipe since I love this one but I have to say that I don’t think I would make a dessert full of raw eggs…

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Torviewtoronto January 25, 2011 at 2:08 AM

looks wonderful

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All That's Left Are The Crumbs January 25, 2011 at 2:10 AM

I do love tiramisu and this one looks great.

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Cakewalker January 25, 2011 at 3:51 AM

I'm on board with this recipe – it looks creamy and delicious, not to mention it comes together quickly! Like you, I harbor reservations about making recipes containing raw egg in the finished product. Job well done!

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Steph January 25, 2011 at 4:15 AM

This looks so creamy! I love me a good tiramisu!

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Tes January 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Your tiramisu looks so moist and creamy. I am going to try this recipe soon :)

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Get Real Chris January 25, 2011 at 3:16 PM

This looks delish!

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Amy at TheSceneFromMe January 25, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Looks elegant and scrumptious!

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Kate @ Diethood.com January 26, 2011 at 3:58 AM

I can never get enough of Tiramisu … I love your recipe! It looks incredible!

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briarrose January 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Beautiful!

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Tiffany January 27, 2011 at 4:12 AM

Gotta love the classics!

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Eftychia June 7, 2011 at 7:29 PM

This dessert sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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