Tiramisu for YOU!

Tiramisu 1

Doc has a friend who calls tiramisu “Tear My Suit”. It’s an old joke but we laugh at it every time! I share that with you so you’re forewarned. This version of tiramisu may have you eating so much you’ll tear your suit!

I’ve made this recipe a couple of times and I think I finally nailed it. I made only minor variations to the version from Barefoot Contessa. We served this up with our Christmas lasagna. It’s a great DoAhead because it tastes better one to two days after its been prepared (time for the rum to disperse?) Not only does it taste better, the mascarpone cheese sets up well and then it plates beautifully.

You could save this for a holiday but why wait? It’s the perfect complement to Carm’s Lasagna for a night when the weathers cold and a heavier meal sits well.

Table Setting 1

Grab your sewing kit in case you tear your suit and ENJOY!

Your DoAhead Friend,

Cindy

Tiramisu
Print Recipe
This version of the Barefoot Contessa's recipe goes heavier on the cheese and cocoa dusting. The end result? a restaurant worthy dessert!
Servings Prep Time
12 30
Servings Prep Time
12 30
Tiramisu
Print Recipe
This version of the Barefoot Contessa's recipe goes heavier on the cheese and cocoa dusting. The end result? a restaurant worthy dessert!
Servings Prep Time
12 30
Servings Prep Time
12 30
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in an electric mixer until thick and light in color. Lower the mixing speed and add 1/2 cup rum and 1/2 cup dark coffee. Finally, add the mascarpone cheese and whisk until fluffy.
  2. Mix remaining 1/2 cup of rum and 2 and a half cups coffee. Pour into a shallow bowl. Dip the un-sugared side of a lady finger in the rum/coffee mixture and line the bottom of a 9 X 12 X 2.5 inch pan. *Cautionary note: Be sure to dip-not soak, the lady fingers. The first time I tried this recipe I was certain "more was better" so I soaked the ladyfingers a bit longer. The rum they retained "leaked" into the bottom of the pan. The excess rum literally made your throat burn! We had to assign designated drivers for our holiday meal. In summary---DIP don't soak.
  3. Pour half of the mascarpone mixture over the top of the lady fingers. Spread evenly. Repeat the process by dipping and adding a second layer of ladyfingers and then covering with remaining cheese mix.
  4. Use a fine sifter to dust the top layer of mascarpone with cocoa. We like the bitter-sweet of 100% cocoa but if that is too dark for your family's preference add confectioners sugar to the cocoa. Do so until you reach the desired level of sweet! You can also add a curl of shaved dark chocolate to each piece prior to serving.
Recipe Notes

The original version of this recipe used half as much mascarpone cheese. The result? The tiramisu was heavier on the "cake" than the filling. Personally, I love the filling. You can see from the featured photo that doubling the amount of filling did not overpower the ladyfingers.

***This recipe will fill a 9 X 12 pan to the brim. It works but keep in mind you'll want your pan to have a elevated lid (like most Pyrex dishes do) in order to keep from disturbing your finished product.

Remember, this desert is a terrific DoAhead in that it actually tastes (and serves) better after it has sat 24 hours.

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Comments

  1. I think my heart is beating faster. Tiramisu is love.

  2. I couldn’t agree more Lux!!

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