FAITH'S TIRAMISU

 

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  • Servings: 12
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Ingredients

  • Zabaglione:
  • Cream Together:
  • 5 lg egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet marsala OR Tia Maria
  • For Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup whipping cream, chilled
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 lb. mascarpone cheese
  • (if unavailable, use two 8 oz pkgs cream cheese plus 1/2 cup heavy cream and 5 Tbsp sour cream)
  • 1 recipe Zabaglione, above
  • 2 cups espresso, or strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup brandy or sweet marsala
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 7 oz pkgs Alessi Savoiardi cookies
  • (or crisp Ladyfingers)
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • grated chocolate for garnish

Directions

  • Beat eggs and sugar in top of double boiler until pale yellow.
  • In bottom of double boiler boil water, then simmer.
  • Place egg yolk mixture over water and gradually add spirits, beating constantly.
  • Scrape sides and bottom of pan & cook 6 to 10 minutes or until soft mounds can be formed. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Whip cream with 2 Tbsp sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in Mascarpone and Zabaglione; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.
  • In separate bowl mix espresso and 2 Tbsp sugar, brandy and vanilla.
  • Arrange 16 cookies on the bottom of a 9" x 13" pan; spoon 1 Tbsp of coffee over each cookie. Spoon 1/3 cheese mixture over cookies & sprinkle with 1 Tbsp cocoa (via small sieve)
  • Repeat 2 more times, ending with cocoa.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours or overnight so cookies soften.
  • Garnish with chocolate curls.

Notes

This recipe comes from my good friend Faith Durbin

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