Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tiramisu' Recipe

Hope you are all doing well, but if you need a pick me up, you are in the right place!
Tiramisu' is an Italian dessert that literally means "pick me up".
This is an easy yet yummy dessert, great for summer, since you don't have to turn the oven on!
Here is what you need to make Tiramisu'
3 eggs
3 T of sugar
8oz of cream cheese (or mascarpone cheese)
1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream + 1 T of sugar
1 box of savoiardi (aka lady fingers)
3 cups of American coffee or 6 shoots of espresso (I make it decaf and dilute some with hot water...so the children can enjoy it too)
cocoa powder (or shaved chocolate) for garnish

Start with making the coffee.
In 2 bowls, separate the yolks from the whites.
Add the sugar to the yolks and mix well. Then add the cream cheese. (I leave it at room temperature to soften it up a bit)
Whip the whites until fluffy (add a pinch of salt to do the trick)
Whip the heavy whipping cream
Add the heavy cream fluff to the bowl with the cream cheese and yolks cream, then gently fold in the egg whites.
Dip the savoiardi in the coffee...turn it quickly about 4 times, before they get too soggy, and make a layer with those. Then add half of the cream mixture. Repeat with another layer of savoiardi, 

bottom view
And finish it up with the remaining cream mixture
You will have a total of 2 layers of savoiardi dipped in coffee, and 2 layer of cream mixture.
Refrigerate until you are ready to eat.
***it is best to make the tiramisu' the day before, to give the ingredients time to soak up the flavor***

When ready to eat, sprinkle the cocoa powder (or chocolate shavings) over the top.

Serve it cold

I have added two smell and taste buttons just for this post. 

$ tip: Using cream cheese is a more economical way to make tiramisu'. Mascarpone can be very expensive ($5 for 8oz, compared to $1.50 for the cream cheese). I have used both plenty of times, and I promise you, it is super tasty either way. 
"watch your waste line tip": If you are watching your calories intake, mascarpone is very high in fat and calories (but oh so yummy!)

Finally, just so you don't act surprise, tiramisu' is made with raw eggs. (restaurants use dried egg powder, for flavor). Follow two simple rules: make sure you are using fresh refrigerated eggs, and that the inside does not touch the outer shell of the egg. Refrigerate promptly the leftover tiramisu'!
...that is, if any left!

Stay Frugal,

ps. I grew up eating tiramisu' as well as all other fellow Italians...if this makes you feel any better!

Linking to
Savvy Southern Style
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Frugal Girls
At the Picket Fence
It's Overflowing
Coastal Charm
Between Naps on the Porch


Kelly said...

I could actually make this! I like this recipe because it doesn't have any alcohol in it. I don't like the flavor of the alcohol in the ones they serve at restaurants. I think your little taste testers did a good job too!

Anonymous said...

this looks so good, I have never made this but you made me think I just might give it a go, thank you for that,

Cristina Garay said...

Oh Daniela! I have tasted them and I like them! but I have never tried to make them!! I'm not good at all at cooking, but with your recipe I think I can.
I love the smell and taste buttons!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yum, you know I love this. Cute taste and smell buttons there.

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

I want dessert now!

Libby said...

Ummm, this looks super yummy and I know your kids think so too. :-)

Lynn Wood said...

I've been waiting for this! I can't wait to give it a try. I'm not afraid of a little raw egg, I'm a huge cookie dough snitcher.

Adorned From Above said...

This looks so good. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It ends tonight, but starts again on Wednesday.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

This looks so good! I always order it if I'm at an Italian restaurant. Thanks for sharing it so I can make my own now! (Love the taste and smell buttons! LOL!)