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Old 06-23-2017, 10:04 AM   #21
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For all who are afraid of the raw egg whites, you can easily pasteurize you own eggs, or purchase pasteurized egg whites at the grocers. l Then you don't have to worry about pathogens in your home-made, uncooed marangue.

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Old 06-23-2017, 08:39 PM   #22
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From what you say, your dessert is very probably Tiramisù. The origins of this recipe go back to the Middle Ages, and it was principaly used by the chefs in the courts of Florence, under the Medici, Venice, under the Doge, and Piedmont, where there was a monarchy. I came across it years and years ago - late 70's if I recall correctly - when I was visiting friends in Piedmont.

In actual fact, the word 'tiramisù' literally means 'pick-me-up', and my friends have always used it not only a dessert, but also, as the name of the dish implies, as a pick-me-up. Everybody had hens, and so it was possible to get fresh or day-old eggs to do it with.

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The recipe I learned had a bottom layer of sponge fingers soaked in rum, and then a top layer of the whipped mixture. On top of that, a very thick layer of
cocao powder. Then it was put into the fridge for 24 hrs. When it came out, the layer of cocoa powder had become a rich, creamy, chocolate topping. These days, people like to have two or three layers. Personally I prefer the original one I learned back in the 1970's.

I remember when Tiramisù became popular, and different versions emerged, but it was still essentially the same dessert, and it's remained popular to this day.

Caveat: when you make Tiramisù, it should be consumed same day because of the raw eggs
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:39 AM   #23
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Thank you everyone for your great ideas! I would like to say that the recipe i tried was great. But since the cream is a bit heavy, i should not thicken the cream layer as much as i did but put just enough to cover the biscuits (unless you like to have too much cream :P ).

Also concerning the raw eggs issue, i made the recipe specifically with cream and not eggs so that it can last a few days.

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Old 06-29-2017, 11:33 AM   #24
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Thank you everyone for your great ideas! I would like to say that the recipe i tried was great. But since the cream is a bit heavy, i should not thicken the cream layer as much as i did but put just enough to cover the biscuits (unless you like to have too much cream :P ).

Also concerning the raw eggs issue, i made the recipe specifically with cream and not eggs so that it can last a few days.

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Old 06-30-2017, 03:12 PM   #25
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The raw egg component, here in Piedmont, where it's called Tiramisù or, in English Pick-me-Up, is what's supposed to pick you up after an illness. To a certain extent, even now, fresh laid raw eggs are consideredd to be a pick-me-up, especially if laced with something a fortified wine such as Marsala or a spirit like Brandy. If you don't need the pick-you -up element, don't put it in. In the good old days, these old wives medicines were much valued and used, but we have the luxury of experienced doctors and effectives medicines or other remedies - such as various therapies, or work-outs, to help us to stay healthy.

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Can you figure out the rest of this recipe? Hello, I remember a really tasty dessert that our housekeeper used to make when we were kids and I've been trying to remember the recipe for a while now... can you please help? Here is what i know so far: [LIST] Dip plain biscuits in instant coffee (nescafe) to soften them and place them in the bottom of a pyrex. [/LIST] [LIST] In a seperate bowl, add egg whites and beat until fluffy. Then add cocoa (not sure if this is before or after beating the egg whites). Not sure if some other ingredients should also be added in this step (like sugar or vanilla...) [/LIST] [LIST] Place one layer of biscuits then one layer of the chocolate mix Put in the fridge for ?? Hours [/LIST] This is as much as i remember from it. Are there any more steps or ingredients to it? Also is it a known recipe, if yes then what is it called Thanks in advance:chef: 3 stars 1 reviews
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