Tiramisu has long been on the list of 'off-limits' European delicasies for me because of its achoholic content, but even the Arabs have their own version, so why not the stone-cold people too?!? :) I was over at a friend's house in France and she was preparing this for dinner. Later, I got to try some, so I asked for the recipe and now share it with you all. It is really simple and SO delicious!!
Wikipedia: Tiramisu [tirameˈsu];( literally "pick me up") is a popular Italian cake. It is made of biscuits (usually savoiardi [ladyfingers]) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarponecheese, and flavored with liquor and cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of puddings, cakes and other desserts.
Preparation time: 30 min.
Chill time: 4 hours.
Recipe for 8X8 pan, double for 13X9.
100g brown sugar (I use half)
250g mascarpone (or creamcheese?)
6 graham crackers or Ladyfinger cookies
Small bowl of nesquik mixed into milk (for dipping the cookies in)
1. Separate the eggs, whites into a separate bowl.
2. Mix the yolks with the sugar, vanilla and cheese.
3. Beat the whites until firm, add to the yolk mixture
4. Lightly dip the cookies in the nesquik milk and layer the bottom of the pan, creating a bottom crust with them.
5. Spread 1/3 of the cream mixture across the cookies, and repeat steps 4 and 5, creating 3 layers.
6. Finish with cream on top, and then sprinkle generously with straight cocoa powder.
7. Chill at least 4 hours.