Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tiramisu: Quick and Easy

My mom came to visit the other day, and brought home the most fresh and delicious tiramisu. I took a picture and uploaded it on my Instagram account. I was that excited about it. 

It's easy to make and so exquisite that after making a second batch in a row, a third one, somehow, still sounds like a good idea. My waistline has had enough though.

For this quick and easy tiramisu you will need:

  • Ladyfingers. I used 24 of them. It depends on the size of the dish.
  • Coffee
  • Cognac (or, just coffee, if you prefer)
  • 4 tablespoons dulce de leche
  • 300 ml or 10 ounces cream ( you can use mascarpone cheese if you prefer)

How to make it

Start by mixing coffee with cognac in a shallow bowl. Soak ladyfingers into this liquid until damp. Line the base of a square glass dish with ladyfingers. 

In a bowl mix dulce de leche with cream. If you live in the U.S. you can get dulce de leche at a Farmer's Market. However, if you feel venturous, you can try the link above which will lead to a dulce de leche recipe I posted a while ago. 

Spread this unbelievably delicious mixture over the lady fingers and then add another layer of previously soaked ladyfingers. This layer should be positioned in the opposite direction. That is, if the first layer is vertically disposed then the next layer should go horizontally, and so on.  

You can make is as tall as you wish. I usually make a three story tiramisu! Finish with the mousse-like cream over the last layer of ladyfingers. Don't forget to sprinkle cocoa powder, or even better, grated chocolate on top. Put it in the fridge, at least, for a couple of hours before serving. 

It's a fresh and sweet desert that goes very well with a cup of coffee or tea. 

Have you ever made tiramisu?

P.S. You may like Flan: a classic with only 5 ingredients and Lasagna
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