Fancy Tiramisu

Tiramisu close up

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog and my first recipe. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts and I’m always looking for a different way to make it. This is a great recipe for entertaining because in about half an hour, you’ve prepared 6 fancy-looking desserts for a party!

Adapted from Sunny Anderson.

Fancy Tiramisu Recipe

serves 6

5 tablespoons instant coffee
1 cup water, room temperature
1 1/2 cups Frangelico (can substitute almond or chocolate liqueur OR 4 tablespoons almond syrup dissolved in water for non-alcoholic version)
1 cup heavy cream, cold
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
1 bar dark chocolate (can use any brand or size)
20 ladyfingers
6 wine glasses

  1. Dissolve the coffee in the water and liqueur and set aside.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Slowly incorporate powdered sugar, then vanilla, then cheese. Set this mixture aside also.
  3. Using a vegetable peeler, shave some of the chocolate bar into a small bowl. I used about half of a 4 oz bar.
  4. Assemble everything in the wine glasses — first break up a ladyfinger into 4 or 5 pieces and soak them in the coffee/liqueur mixture. Spoon them out into a wine glass. Top with a layer of cream, then another layer of soaked ladyfingers, then another layer of cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings. I used about 1 tablespoon on top of each glass.
  5. Chill in theĀ refrigerator for 3-4 hours and serve cold.

Chocolate shavings on top - I made these by running a vegetable peeler down the side a bar of dark chocolate

Six glasses of tiramisu hanging out in my fridge, waiting to be eaten

This is what you can expect at the end of the night

This is what you can expect at the end of the night

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