Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Booze & dessert? A win-win combo!

For my future father in law's birthday I decided to try my hand at tiramisu. Let me tell you... I was incredibly surprised at how simple it was and how yummy the results were! The addition of Kaluah to the dessert really gives it a deeper flavor and the cream mixture is so smooth.

Devour this tiramisu with a big cappuchino and you'll swear you're at a street cafe in Italy!

Enjoy :)

White Russian Tiramisu

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1/2 cup ground coffee
1-3/4 cups cold water
1/4 cup Kahlua (coffee-flavored liqueur), divided
1/2 cup (3-1/2 ounces) mascarpone cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
24 ladyfingers
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided

Place ground coffee in coffee filter. Add cold water to coffee maker, and brew to make 1-1/2 cups. Combine brewed coffee and 2 tablespoons liqueur in a shallow dish; allow to cool.
Combine cheeses in a large bowl.

Beat at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Add sugars and remaining liqueur, and beat until well-blended.
Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise. Quickly dip 24 ladyfinger halves, flat sides down, into coffee mixture; place, dipped sides down, in the bottom of an 8-inch-square baking dish, slightly overlapping ladyfinger halves. Spread half the cheese mixture over ladyfingers; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cocoa. Repeat procedure with remaining ladyfinger halves, coffee mixture, cheese mixture and cocoa.
Place 1 toothpick in each corner and 1 in the center of tiramisu (to prevent plastic wrap from sticking to cheese mixture cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours. Be sure to remove toothpicks before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! I have some ladyfingers that need to be used... I think this just may be it. :)