You may remember that I made Tiramisu as a surprise treat for hubby last week. Some of you asked me to share the recipe if it turned out well, and it did so here it is.
Your main ingredients shown here, are 10 Lady Fingers. (In South Africa we call them Boudoir biscuits), 8 oz (225 g) Marscarpone cheese, good quality instant coffee, some kind of alcohol such as Cognac, Brandy, or as I used because I already had it, Choco Vine which is a delicious Dutch chocolate liqueur. (In the background is my pet lizard who guards my tea box and presides over my cooking.)
You will also need three large eggs, half a cup of castor sugar and two tbsp cocoa powder.
There’s no cooking involved, but you do need to boil the kettle to make one cup of very strong coffee. Leave this to cool for a while.
In a large bowl, combine three egg yolks, a half cup of sugar, only one tbsp of the cooled coffee and two tbsp of your alcohol of choice, and beat for 2-3 minutes. Add the Marscarpone cheese and beat for another 3-5 minutes until smooth and creamy.
In another large bowl, whip the three egg whites with just a pinch of sugar until soft peaks form.
Gently fold egg whites into the Marscarpone mixture.
Lay the lady fingers in the bottom of an 8 inch x 8 inch (20.5cm square) serving dish. Carefully pour the rest of the cooled coffee evenly over the fingers. Spread the Marscarpone mixture on top and sprinkle with 2 tbsp sieved cocoa powder.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. This is supposed to serve six, depending on how large a piece you want for yourself. 🙂
We enjoyed this over three days, and I think it’s almost time to make another one.