Monday, January 28, 2013

happy 2nd blogaversary.. let's celebrate with easy tiramisu..


i can't believe it's been 2 years since i decided to start recording my recipes.. i am so glad i started this little adventure.. so many times i think i would like to make "insert recipe name here" again and i have no clue how i made it.. how much i used.. etc.. and now i can refer back and find it and the added bonus you get to have them too.. i know there are folks out here who don't like sharing their recipes.. they are old family secrets or what have you, but i wasn't raised that way.. grandmommy for example loved to share her recipes.. she would show up to family functions with her more popular recipes already written down so if she got asked what was her recipe she would give them a recipe card.. yes she was that organized.. my husbands grandmother however would give you the wrong recipe intentionally ha ha.. missing ingredients.. added ingredients.. if it called for 2 eggs she would say 6.. *giggle* she was one heck of a sassy little italian lady.. pete's sister pati was finally able to get the corrected recipes and therefore they weren't lost when she passed.. so happy blogaversary i hope you enjoy the recipes i post as much as i enjoy posting them.. today's recipe was from my italian night with my cousins and since your supposed to have cake on anniversary's i thought it only fitting.. now actually it's not really a cake but it is a dessert and there is chocolate.. and it was wonderful and amazing and as jake put it.. might be the best dessert i've ever made... so i am sharing with you today.. this recipes is a cross between this recipe here and here.. it was so good you will love it.. i promise..




easy tiramisu

prep time:15-20 minutes
serves: 8

ingredients:

1.5 cup cold heavy whipping cream (1/2 cup is for the chocolate ganache)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup rum
8 oz. mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
1/2 cup kahlua (i had homemade kahlua from tina for christmas yummy)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
30 lady fingers cookies
unsweetened cocoa for dusting

mix coffee with kaulua and chill.. then take large mixing for your stand mixer (or large metal mixing bowl) and put it in the freezer for about a 1/2 hour, then remove from freezer and take 1 cup of your cold whipping cream whisk on medium speed the whipping cream, powdered sugar, rum and vanilla until stiff peaks form.. reduce speed to low and add marscapone and mix until just blended, don't over beat or use to high a speed or the cream will start to separate...chill for about 1/2 hour before using..melt chocolate with 1/2 cup of whipping cream over a double boiler until melted, remove and allow to cool.. then lay a single layer of  lady fingers into a casserole dish.. then with a pastry brush brush them with the coffe/kahlua mixer you want to "soak" them but you don't want to make them squishy or mushy.. then add 1/3 of your cream mixture evenly over the lady fingers then dust a layer of cocoa over cream mixture and drizzle your chocolate ganache..



repeat layers and you want to end up with a layer of the cream on top.. dust with cocoa and drizzle more ganache.. you can garnish with chocolate shavings if you wish.. chill over night or at least 12 hours before serving.. remove from fridge and serve cold.. it's so delicious. i had never had it before and now i can't wait to have it again.. there wasn't any leftover, not at all , not even one little tiny piece not even a smidge..


enjoy and get cook'n!!!!

happy 2nd blogaversary..

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