This past week I have been reminiscing of my trip to Italy last month. More importantly dreaming of all the amazing tiramisu’s that I indulged on. Which must have been around a dozen.. and completely worth each and every calorie! I did my best in recreating an old family recipe with the the help of my mom.
2 egg yolks
1 cup of mascarpone cheese
1 cup of regular ultra pasteurized whipping cream
¼ cup of sugar
2 cups of hot coffee
3 tablespoons of triple sec or amaretto liquor
1 package (24) lady fingers
shaved chocolate and ground coffee for layering and garnishing
With an electric mixer beat the whipping cream until thick and creamy; add in the sugar and mix in the egg yolks one at a time. Add the mascarpone cheese until you have a well blended mixture. In a small bowl combine the hot coffee with the liquor and a tablespoon of sugar. Dip the lady fingers one by one in the coffee mixture and place each lady finger to cover the entire 8×8 glass baking mold. After the first layer of lady fingers, spread one thick layer of the cream mixture and sprinkle with the shaved chocolate and ground coffee. Repeat this until you use the entire package of lady fingers, should be two even layers. Sprinkle the remaining shaved chocolate and ground coffee to taste and refrigerate for overnight. The Tiramisu will soak in all of the flavors in the refrigerator and will be ready to enjoy the next day (if you can wait that long!).
Prep time 30 minutes
If you do find yourself in Italy and are looking to try some seriously delicious Tiramisu’s, you must go to Trattoria Toscana in Milano and treat yourself to a glorious meal and a Tiramisu that will define this dessert for the rest of your life.