Monday, January 2, 2012

Ten-Minute Tiramisu

it's something i rarely do...and rarely enjoy. desserts. i just don't have a sweet tooth & would much prefer say, a bag of chips or tablespoon of salt. but when i decided to host a christmas dinner party of spaghetti & my irresistible italian meatballs, i knew i needed a complementary dessert.

so take back everything i just said...i actually really do enjoy tiramisu & didn't realize how EASY it is to make. i started by stalking giada's recipe & tweaking a few things to make it even easier. i made it ahead of time & served in mugs for easy eating. enjoy!

{ten-minute tiramisu}

ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 6
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 {8 ounce} containers mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups espresso, cooled {easy trick-head over to starbucks & have them brew for you}
  • 2 teaspoons kahlua {easy trick-grab an airplane bottle from your local liquor store}
  • 24 ladyfingers {the pack i purchased @ publix looked like 12 but had 24 in it}
  • cocoa
1. in a large bowl with an electric mixer or electric beaters or extra-fast hand, beat egg yolks & sugar until pale & thick-approx. 5 minutes. add in mascarpone cheese & beat until well-mixed. add one tablespoon espresso & mix.

2. in another medium bowl, add remaining espresso & kahlua. dip each lady finger in the espresso for 3 seconds {letting them soak too long will result in them falling apart}. place the soaked ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9x13" dish, breaking them in half if needed to fill.

3. spread 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture over the lady fingers. arrange another layer of soaked ladyfingers & top with remaining mascarpone mixture. cover & refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 8 hours.

4. before serving, sprinkle with cocoa. enjoy!

*and if you purchase a larger bottle of kahlua, and i recommend you do, serve this dessert with white russians.

"uh, yea. white russian."
-the dude

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