Wikipedia : Tiramisu is an Italian dessert typically made from ladyfinger cookies, espresso coffee, mascarpone cheese, eggs, cream, sugar, Marsala wine, cocoa, and rum. The Italian name tiramisù means “pick-me-up” (metaphorically, “make me happy,” although it could have a more sexual meaning). At least to me, I know it’s a happy and satisfying dessert one can’t forget.
I’ve been wanting to make another attempt of this lovely dessert, following the first try. I din’t want my Bailey to become another white elephant in the fridge.Knowing I have time to spare tonight, I went to buy another pack of cream cheese and lady fingers. I was also hoping this satisfying dessert is going to bring a little joy to my colleagues and myself this Monday.
So the layer of Tiramisu goes like this – sponge fingers -> syrup -> cocoa powder -> cream -> sponge fingers -> syrup -> cocoa powder and finally another layer of cream -> cocoa powder
I learnt my lesson from the previous experience.
– I once again use the microwave to “soften” the cream cheese, it’s so much easier to cream and to think I used to leave it at room temperature.
– I used non-dairy whipping cream this round and patiently whip to medium peak. Oh, this remind me of – mixer is increasingly showing its limitations. Kenwood has just launch a new entry level and more affordable stand mixer, I went to see the demo and wrote a whole entry about it but it went missing! another post on this.
– I use another way of putting the cream this round and had no problem of the cocoa powder sticking.
– But I made a mistake by putting the cocoa powder on the last layer first cos I will need to cut to smaller sizes to bring back to office.
– It wasn’t as messy as before but my sink is filled to the brim with all the utensils.
There is a website dedicated to this italian dessert, read more here.
Note for myself : for 7″ X 7″ square ring, use 1/2 portion of cream and 1/2 portion of syrup.