How do you feel about alcohol? There are only 6 tbls in this entire dessert.
This is a recipe for tiramisu that my Italian friend shared with me.
ESPRESSO COFFEE, 2 cups, cooled
EGGS, 6, separated
SUGAR, 3 to 6 tablespoons to taste
MASCARPONE, 1 pound
MARSALA WINE, 2 tablespoons
TRIPLE SEC, 2 tablespoons
BRANDY, 2 tablespoons
ORANGE EXTRACT, 2 tablespoons
BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, 8 ounces, finely chopped
Toast ladyfingers in a 375-degree oven for 15 minutes.
Arrange the ladyfingers on a plate and lightly soak them with the cooled espresso. Put half of the soaked ladyfingers in one layer in a rectangular serving dish.
While the ladyfingers are soaking, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until the yolks turn pale in color.
Add the mascarpone, the liquors, and the extract, and stir gently.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a wire whisk until they are stiff.
Gently fold the whites into the mascarpone mixture.
Use half of this mixture to make a layer on top of the ladyfingers in the serving dish.
Sprinkle with half of the chopped chocolate.
Repeat the procedure with another layer of soaked ladyfingers, the mascarpone mixture, and chocolate.
Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
*Note: I have never made this, because I don't like coffee, but every recipe she's given me has been a winner.
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