For 'friendsgiving' this year I decided to make something a little different for dessert instead of the traditional pumpkin pie. I used to make Tiramisu with my mum when I was a kid all the time and I think I loved the making of it more than the final product. The dipping of lady fingers in coffee one by one and sneaking a couple for myself brought back so many memories. Tiramisu seems so exotic and difficult to make, however, that is definitely not the case. It was really easy and everyone absolutely loved it. If you're looking for a crowd pleaser, look no further! The steps and recipe are below, enjoy for dessert or if you're really feeling bold have it for breakfast. It has coffee in it, so that's ok right?
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbsp Tia Maria (or Kahlua)
- Package of lady fingers
- 500 grams of mascarpone cheese
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp Tia Maria (or Kahlua)
- 500 ml whipping cream
Make large pot espresso and let cool. Mix together milk, espresso and Tia Maria in medium bowl. In large bowl whip together mascarpone cheese, sugar, Tia Maria and whipping cream. Use large glass or ceramic dish. Dip lady fingers in coffee mixture. Be sure to not over soak them or else they will fall apart. After first layer is down, spread with cream mixture. Add another layer of dipped lady fingers, then more cream. Sprinkle with cocoa powder to finish. If the cream doesn't whip well and is runny (like mine was) place in freezer until about an hour before serving. If not keep in fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!