Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My very first post:Tiramisu

This is such an important moment...the first blog post I’ve ever written. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and here after thinking and talking about it for over 2 years now finally  I am writing my post. So for my first post I thought I will have to write about something sweet which has 3 of my favorites. It’s Italian (if you have read about me you already know about my love for everything Italian), it has coffee and it has chocolate (gratedusted doesn’t matter here).
I had Tiramisu the first time in a restaurant in India (Little Italy) and madly fell in love with it and have since then tried to get the classic recipe but I guess there isn't a classic recipe for tiramisu as such. There are so many versions but finally I think I have found the one for my taste. The real test was when I made it for my Italian friend and he absolutely loved it. I also learnt that Mascarpone is not pronounced Maascarpon but Maskarpone. Hope you all enjoy this as much as I do and I would love to hear from you through comments or mails.
Tiramisu
Ingredients
1/2 cup Sugar                                                                           
4 large Egg Yolks
11/2-2 cups Freshly Brewed Espresso
250g Mascarpone
1 cup chilled Whipped cream (whipped with 2 tbsp icing sugar)
5--100ml Disaronno Amaretto
Italian Ladyfingers as need
Grated chocolate or cocoa for decoration
Method:
In a double boiler set over simmering water, mix the yolks, sugar and most of the Amaretto liquor until pale and light and blend this with the softened mascarpone and 1/4 cup of coffee. Set aside. Whisk the cream to soft peaks and fold the mascarpone into this.
Assembly
Dip the ladyfingers in coffee (mixed with Amaretto) and line the base of a dish.  Pour ½ the mascarpone-coffee mix on top of this. Make a second layer of the fingers dipped in coffee and pour the remaining mascarpone-coffee mix. Smooth the top and cover with cling film and leave to set in the fridge overnight or at least 4-5 hours. Grate chocolate or dust liberally with cocoa on top. If you have one of those fancy “Tiramisu” stencil now is the time to use it!




3 comments:

SS said...

Interesting stuff. Any pictures?

priya raj said...

hi arthi
I can say with confidence that you are a "passionate and fantastic" cook having tasted your cakes, cookies, muffins etc. Your hobby is great for both you and others! Keep up the momentum. best wishes. priya

A said...

Thanks for your comments Priya!

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