First time I tried Tiramisu I was hooked…….The name says it all: “pick me up”
Tiramisu when made properly is like a little taste of heaven…… Being married to an Italian I tasted my share of out-of-this-world TIRAMISU.
I am at the point that I can’t order Tiramisu in a restaurant because 90% of the time I get upset when they serve me something totally different……That to me is the ultimate insult to heavenly goodness we all know as TIRAMISU
I’ve been making my own version of Tiramisu since I got married and fell into the Italian clan.
Last night I made little different version of Tiramisu….. children friendly version…… My boys don’t like the original version due to it’s strong coffee taste…..I always make one with less coffee and I decided to add fresh raspberries.
If you prefer the stronger version just double the instant coffee…..you can also make it with strong espresso instead of instant coffee and water.
- 24 Lady Fingers
- 3 Tbsp Instant Coffee
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Tia Maria Liqueur
- 500g Mascarpone Cheese
- 1 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup fresh Raspberries
STEP 1: You will need 9″ square deep dish or brownie pan.
STEP 2: In a bowl combine together instant coffee, water and Kahlua. Soak 12 Lady Fingers in the coffee mixture and lay them on the bottom of the pan.
STEP 3: Whip heavy cream with electric mixer until thick, beat in powdered sugar and then slowly beat in Mascarpone cheese. Make sure the mixture is thick and smooth.
STEP 4: Spread half of the cream onto the layer of Lady Fingers, spread raspberries evenly. Soak remaining 12 Lady Finger in the coffee mixture. Place them on top of the raspberries. Cover with the rest of the cream and sprinkle with cocoa.
For the best results let it rest in the fridge overnight.
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