Tiramisu is a famous coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is generally made by dipping the ladyfinger biscuits in freshly brewed coffee, and layering it with a whipped custard mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The original recipe might be a bit tedious with beating egg yolks and we generally do not like to eat raw eggs in our cakes/desserts. So I wanted to go eggless and keep things simple and quick. Like me, you can choose to buy readymade ladyfinger biscuits (now its available online) from Nature's basket or Amazon. Or you can make do with vanilla sponge cake slices - bake them for 10 mins until they are crisp.
Time: 30 mins to prepare; 24 hrs to set
Mascarpone cheese - 200gm
Fresh cream - 200ml
Ladyfinger biscuits - 1 packet/1 dozen
Powdered sugar/ Icing sugar - 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Coffee liquor/ rum/ baileys - 2 tbsp
Strongly brewed and cooled coffee - 1 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder - to dust
1. First beat the fresh cream with 2 tbsp powdered sugar, until stiff peaks form and set aside.
2. In another bowl, add the softened mascarpone cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla. Beat until combined.
3. Fold in the whipped cream with the mascarpone mixture, half by half without deflating the mixture.
4. Add the liquor if using to the coffee mixture, add a tbsp of sugar to coffee mixture and mix well.
5. Take a 8" square or rectangular springform pan (so that its easy to un-mould, or you need to scoop out the dessert), and line with parchment paper on all sides and bottom.
5. Dip the lady finger biscuit one by one in coffee mixture for 5 seconds and take out, but not fully wet and mushy. Place them neatly on the bottom of the pan. Use how many ever biscuits to cover the complete base. Break the biscuits if necessary.
6. Now scoop the cheese cream and spread out a even layer on top of the biscuits.
7. Sprinkle or dust some cocoa powder on top.
8. Repeat the biscuit layer and cream layer again. Dust with cocoa powder and finish off.
9. Carefully place in the refrigerator for more than 24 hours for the dessert to soak in the flavour and set.
10. Take out and un-mould the cake onto a serving plate. Cut and serve the divine Tiramisu. You can store the cake for two-three days in the fridge.
* You can also plate the dessert in wine glasses or fancy glass containers and serve as single serving. The taste, texture and aroma is so heavenly! Restaurant quality dessert can be easily made at home if you can get the best ingredients.
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