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Decadently Creamy Tiramisu

28 Feb

I hosted a Dinner Party last night for a few friends and their families!!!  It was so much fun! Our theme was Italian Night, everyone brought something to share.  We ate ourselves full on Basil stuffed Mushrooms, cheesy Bruschetta, Bocconcini Salad, Cabbage Rolls, and Lasagna.  However, THE STAR of the evening was most definitely my mom’s famous Tiramisu.  The compliments just kept rolling in!  Her recipe is by far the creamiest, richest and most delicious…

Tiramisu is nothing to be rushed, and I was a little shocked at how quickly it came together.  It took me all but 20 minutes to whip together the filling, brew the coffee and create the layers. (I had to enlist my already annoyed husband to help me grate the chocolate, of which he did an excellent job while wearing a frown) – a picture of his disdain in grating chocolate cannot be provided as per his explicit instructions.

Decadently Creamy Tiramisu
12-24 Servings

Cream Layer:
7 Egg Yolks
1/2 cup Sugar (for egg yolks)
2 containers Mascarpone Cheese
7 Egg Whites
1/4 cup Sugar (for egg whites)
1tbsp Vanilla

Lady Fingers:
3 1/2 cups hot Italian Espresso
¼ cup of sugar
1 cup Marsala Liqueur
20 to 24 Ladyfingers
1tsp Vanilla

Topping:
3-4 cups Dark or Milk Chocolate shavings

With a mixer, whip egg yolks and ½ cup sugar until thick and pale in color (ribbon stage). Add mascarpone, vanilla, and whip until well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to a soft peak, gradually add 1/4 cup sugar. Whip to a stiff, glossy peak. Fold whites into mascarpone and yolk mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine espresso, vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar and marsala. Soak 1 ladyfinger at a time in the espresso mixture. In an 8 by 10-inch pan, arrange soaked ladyfingers close together in neat rows until the bottom of the pan is completely covered. Pour 1/2 of the mousse over the ladyfingers and smooth with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle 1/2 of the chocolate shavings over mousse. Create another layer and chill until set.

Cannot wait for you to try this!

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