Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Tiramisu

Up until recently I was actually under the impression that I didn't like Tiramisu. I hadn't tried it since I was little and I guess as a kid I didn't enjoy the strong flavours of coffee and alcohol. However, as a favourite of my mum and my boyfriend I decided I would make it this past Sunday for mothers day and see if my feelings for it had changed. I can official confirm I have been converted, it was absolutely delicious! It was so light and creamy, sweet but not sickly, I could quite easily eat much too much of this.

As I hadn't made it before it was a bit of a challenge surfing around trying to find a recipe that sounded right. There seems to be a lot of variations on this dessert, all I knew is that I wanted one that included Kahlua (coffee liqueur). I eventually settled on this Classic Tiramisu recipe

All the parts

I went with this one because it didn't use anything fancy or difficult to get hold of, the american ones all seemed to use things like pudding mix which to me seems to slightly defeat the point of making something from scratch. Also a lot of them used egg whites but this one used the yolks as well so that meant I didn't have to worry about storing them and figuring out what to use them for.

Yummy sponge fingers

It was fairly straight forward to make although a bit time consuming, beater washing and refrigerating between steps. There was a lot of whisking involved so certainly wouldn't recommend it unless you have an electric beater. It felt very satisfying assembling it, dipping the sponge fingers into the coffee mixture and arranging them in the dish, covering with a layer of the cream and then repeating. I did make one small change to the recipe, I added 1/3 cup of Kahlua to the coffee for soaking the sponge in as it was the general consensus that we would like it to be more boozy!

Finished Tiramisu

As an extra bonus there were some sponge fingers left over to dip in the coffee and then use to scrape the cream mix bowl clean :D

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