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Tira Misu Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ellen Williams
Added: Monday, January 9, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (500-gram) tub mascarpone*,
1 c. heavy cream,
1/4 c. sugar,
1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract,
1 1/2 packages lady fingers **,
1/2 - l cup espresso,
1/4 c. dark rum,
1/2 c. chopped bittersweet chocolate

Directions:
Directions:
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl; whip by hand or with an electric mixer on high until stiff. Do not over-mix or it will become grainy. Place a layer of lady fingers in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with half the espresso and half the rum. Spread half the marscarpone mixture evenly over the lady fingers. Cover with chopped chocolate.
Place a second layer of lady fingers and sprinkle the remaining espresso and rum. Spread the remaining mascarpone mixture, cover and refrigerate overnight. Dust the top with cocoa powder or shaven chocolate. Cut and carefully remove with a small spatula.
* Mascarpone is Italian cream cheese found in specialty stores.
**Enough lady fingers to cover a 6x10x4-inch pan twice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Tira Misu is one of my favorites.

 

 

 

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