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Tiramisu Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Annie Laurie Cisneros
Added: Sunday, July 3, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
SYRUP:
2/3 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 & 1/3 cup espresso (strongly brewed coffee)
1/4 cup brandy (optional)
MASCARPONE FILLING:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pound mascarpone softened cheese(or substitute*)
1/2 pound lady fingers or sponge cake
cocoa powder

Directions:
Directions:
SYRUP:
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and cool. Add coffee and optional brandy
FILLING:
whip cream with sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold into the softened mascarpone cheese.
ASSEMBLY:
Place the lady fingers or sponge cake in a shallow and sprinkle with the syrup an let sit until the lady fingers are saturated. Place a layer of the lady fingers or sponge cake in the bottom of a shallow 2-quart dish. Spread half the filling. Repeat the remaining ladyfingers/cake and filling, spreading the top smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving. Just before serving, place the cocoa in a finger strainer and shake a light coating on the serving.
*MASCARPONE CHEESE SUBSTITUTE:
16 oz. cream cheese (two 8 oz. packages)
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whipping cream
blend these 3 ingredients well

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 to 10 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the ULTIMATE rich dessert. Tiramisu I make only for VERY SPECIAL occasions and VERY SPECIAL guests. A killer!!!!

 

 

 

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