14 Jun 2012

Delicious Tiramisu

Enjoy with a delicious Espresso!*
Hands down: Who doesn't like it? Not many people can actually say no to this amazing Italian dessert. Here goes my recipe:
  
Ingredients:
500g mascarpone
3 egg yolk
3 egg white
100g icing sugar
200g sponge fingers
250ml Espresso or strong coffee
2cl Amaretto (optional)
cocoa powder

1) Line a shallow dish with sponge fingers. I usually use the sugary side of the biscuits as my 'base' to get a slightly crunchy bottom crust. 
2) Use a spoon or brush to soak them with the espresso/coffee and optional Amaretto (or coffee liqueur) for 'grown-up' tiramisu. 
3) Whisk together egg yolk and half of the icing sugar until smooth. Add the mascarpone and whisk again.
4) Beat the egg white until stiff while gradually adding the other half of the icing sugar to the egg whites (while your beating them). Fold the egg whites into the mixture with a spatula.
5) Pour the mascarpone mixture onto the soaked sponge fingers, cover with cling film and leave to cool for several hours (preferably over night).
6) To serve cover the tiramisu with a thick layer of cocoa powder. Yum!!!




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