Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Easy Tiramisu

This is the easiest dessert ever and on hot summer nights who wants to use their ovens!
I just keep these ingredients in my pantry-on the chance that I need to whip up an impromptu dessert.
The other great part of tiramisu is it's limited sugar.


6 egg yolks (use the freshest eggs available--this tastes so fabulous because I use my own eggs--
                   I cannot stress this enough)
1/4 cup of powder sugar
1/4 cup Meyers dark rum
2 cups espresso
16oz. mascarpone cheese
40 lady fingers
shaved bittersweet chocolate

Beat egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer for 7 minutes, or until light yellow and thick. 
Add 1/8 of a cup rum, 1/4 cup espresso and the mascarpone cheese, beat on medium  until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the remaining rum and espresso.  Dip one side of the ladyfingers in the mix
and lay in the bottom of the dish and sides(I like to use a footed compote -I got this one at Target for $10
 -and it is Anchor Hocking which means made in the USA) pour the cream mixture over the top,
then put another layer of dipped ladyfingers over the top and then another layer of cream mixture.

Sometimes I will do a layer of fresh whipped cream over the top layer and then
shave the bittersweet chocolate over the top of that, but for today,
I just topped it with shaved chocolate. Place plastic wrap over the top and refrigerate
for at least 2 hours, if not overnight.  Enjoy!


  1. Caroline, my husband is your newest fan for posting this recipe! ;P

  2. Looks delicious! I think I'll start keeping those things on hand ;) I'm into finding new desserts. Hope my scales don't reflect it!
    The "Not-So" Empty Nest

  3. This is torture for me! Argh! I just started a diet. YUM!


  4. Thanks for this recipe! I love tiramisu I always order a piece to go at olive garden.Im gonna try it!

  5. I have got to try this. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts.

  6. My mom is watering...I must make this for my mother. It is her favorite!


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