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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Comfort Food

We are moving house and the stress had led me to yearn for comfort food...what could be better than Tiramisu!
After all, translated it means 'Pull me up!!!!"

Here are two ways of making Tiramisu - with eggs or without.

INGREDIENTS:
500 gms Mascarpone
150 gms sponge fingers
4 eggs
4 tsp sugar
1/2 cup strong coffee mixed with 1/2 cup coffee liquor
Powdered chocolate (dark/bitter)
1 pinch salt

METHOD:
Beat the egg yolks and sugar until soft and fluffy.
Add the mascarpone and whip to a cream.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until fluffy then gently fold into the mascarpone mixture
Dip the sponge fingers into the coffee and, in a large dish, alternate between layers of the sponge fingers and a layer of mascarpone cream.
When done, dust with a layer of bitter chocolate powder.
Cover, put in the fridge, and serve when cold.

I find that if you add the cocoa powder before serving it looks better!

Now, if you don't like the idea or raw eggs, here is another way of making Tiramisu!

For this tiramisu, you will need:
About 180g sponge fingers
1/2 cup chilled espresso coffee
1/2 cup coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua or Tia Maria
1 3/4 cup mascarpone
1 1/2 cup whipping cream
100g caster sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

METHOD
Whisk together the mascarpone, cream and sugar in a bowl until slightly stiff. In a serving dish, soak the sponge fingers in the liquor and coffee. Alternate layers between the sponge and the cream.
Sprinkle cocoa powder over the top.
Serve cold.

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