Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kahlúa tiramisù

There is not much to say when it comes to tiramisù, except "hhhhhmmmmm!!!" LOL!

I think it is one of those desserts that cannot be made "light" because it just wouldn't be the same... Seriously, have a salad for dinner or something because I am speaking from experience... Light tiramisù just tastes... sad!

It is made by layering zabaglione (a custard-like mixture of egg yolks, liqueur, mascarpone cheese, cream and sugar) and savoiardi biscuits (lady fingers) soaked in espresso. Then dusted with cocoa powder and topped with grated chocolate if desired


I love my espresso machine!

When making cold/no-bake desserts, I tend to avoid raw eggs. And so, this tiramisù is no exception. It is adapted from Gordon Ramsay and is supposed to yield 4 individual portions, but I doubled it so I can fill an 11x7 dish.

You must make this, but make sure you take it away to a dinner with friends, because it is dangerous to have it laying around in your fridge...

Easy Kalhúa Tiramisù
(adapted from Gordon Ramsay's Easy Tiramisù) serves 8-10
  • 500g mascarpone
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp Kahlúa
  • 1 1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso, cooled to room temperature
  • 250ml whipping cream (30%)
  • 8 tbsp icing sugar
  • 20-30 lady fingers (savoiardi)depending on how you will try to fit them in the dish
  • Cocoa powder, to dust

Put the mascarpone, vanilla, Kahlúa and a little less than 1/2 of coffee in a medium mixing bowl, blend until everything is smoothly mixed together. In another medium bowl, beat the cream with the icing sugar until smooth, then fold in the mascarpone mix.

Place the remaining coffee into large deep plate, quickly dip the biscuits flipping sides, one by one, enough to make one layer in a 11x7 casserole dish. Spread evenly half of the mascarpone mix on top. Repeat with another layer of biscuits and the rest of the mascarpone mix. Refrigerate.

Before serving, fill a small sieve with cocoa powder and lightly dust the top. If you are fancy, grate some of bittersweet chocolate or make chocolate curls and scatter them all over.


Memória said...

What a lovely dessert! If only it didn't have alcohol, I could tear into this yummy concoction.

Sere said...

wow! a tiramisù without raw eggs! that's great!!!

Indonesia-Eats said...

tiramisu is my fave tooo
I also never use raw egg for making it

oneordinaryday said...

I love tiramisu too, and this little single serving is a great idea. Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing it!

Laura Davis said...

Yum, this looks divine! :0)

Thiago Costa said...

look good but I can't taste it like that :)