Dreamy Tiramisu! I've always wondered why people seem to get all starry-eyed over tiramisu and always never understood what made it so popular...that was until I made this bad boy at home with the boyfriend! My grandma's and mother's love of tiramisu was why I chose to make this dessert, also our home's in wall large oven was out of order since the end of December! As of two weeks ago we finally have a new oven and it's been fabulous. Now more about this tiramisu!
Continue below for the delicious photos!
|My first home made Tiramisu! Using a recipe on FoodNetwork.com!|
|The ingredients (not all pictured): Egg yolks, egg whites, sugar, mascarpone, water, gelatin, whipped heavy cream, cooled espresso, Kahlua (I used Bailey's original Irish cream as a substitute with rum), Ladyfingers, cocoa powder/chocolate shavings!|
|My completely deep glass dish of tiramisu! Completely caked with cocoa powder and some icing sugar!|
|A take away box tiramisu that we brought for my grandma to enjoy!|
|Look at those layers! I just love looking at the layers in a tiramisu!|
|A large ice cream sundae glass with a large single serving of tiramisu! I made this with the remaining few ladyfinger biscuits I had! All the extra mascarpone went into a box for another day when I bought more biscuits!|
|Check out those beautiful tiramisu layers! So even and perfect and delicious!|
Tips and things I learned from making a tiramisu!
Tiramisu is the perfect indulgent no-bake dessert!
Buy extra ladyfinger biscuits as you might need it!
Ensure to let the espresso/rum/coffee liqueur to cool before dunking the biscuits!
Drop the ladyfingers into the espresso and pick them up immediately as they soak up liquid like crazy! (do not hold them under the liquid)
Keep the mascarpone filling in the fridge right after making it! (as it contains raw egg yolks)
Use a super light hand when layering the soaked biscuits and spreading the mascarpone!
Once your tiramisu is assembled refrigerate for a few hours or over night! So when you cut into it, it will come apart in lovely solid pieces!
Most importantly enjoy every bite, eat it in small portions and don't regret dessert!
|Once your tiramisu is complete, chilled and set, feel free to cut out pieces as small or as large as you fancy!|
For those interested in making a delicious no-bake tiramisu, do go ahead and follow the recipe I followed from FoodNetwork here! I would recommend to use only 500g of mascarpone (instead of 750g) and 1/2 cup of whipped heavy cream (instead of 1 cup) and you'd still have a very generous amount for layering!
Do you have a favorite no-bake dessert?
Care for some tiramisu?
Let me know!
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