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Celebrating is about sharing, telling stories, talking. It's about eating a piece of cake that a friend made for you, having a glass of wine or savoring a cup of coffee. It's that unknown sensation that doesn't let you get up from the table after eating. It's much more than just placing silverware and plates on a table, it's creating an ambience, a style, a sensation, an unforgettable memory.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's not a Tiramisu


If you are a coffee, liqueur and cream lover, you will adore it. Extremely easy to make.

                          

Minimal cooking involved, just layers and refrigeration, better to do it the day before.

                          

Layers of creams, lady fingers, chocolate, amaretti cookies, almonds and coffee.

                         

I did it in a tart pan with a removable base, to keep it in place, I added two walls of foiled paper around to maintain the deep shape. I used a vegetable peeler to make the chocolate curls.
                     

Ingredients:
(for the cream)
8 oz  mascarpone cheese
6 oz heavy cream whipped
1/4 cup caster sugar

( to sprinkle)
1  tablespoon finely ground coffee
2 oz chocolate chopped into very small pieces
2 oz chocolate curls
1 cup of sliced toasted almonds
1 cup of amaretti cookies crushed into small pieces

2 packets of lady fingers

(for dipping the lady fingers)
4 cups of expresso coffee
4 tbls spoons of caster sugar
8 tbls of brandy

Preparations:
Make a cream by whisking together the mascarpone cheese, the heavy cream and the sugar. Chill. For dipping the lady fingers make three cups of coffee expresso, stir in the sugar and add the brandy. Place it in a bowl and let it cool.

Start the first layer with the lady fingers dipped into the coffee mixture and lay them in a row in a tart mold, cover it with thick cream. Sprinkle with some of the chocolate pieces, spread the second layer, dipping the lady fingers in the coffee mixture, then cover with the cream and sprinkle with the amaretti cookies chopped. Continue the next layer in the same way this time sprinkling with coffee grounded and chocolate pieces.

Cover the top with coffee cream, the chocolate curls and toasted almonds. Chill overnight .

Another stress free dessert!!!


Tea towel
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Pie server
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Spoons
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22 comments:

Tina said...

Very creative short cut way to get all the flavor of a tiramisu without all the time in the kitchen. That first picture with all the layers does look amazing. I have saved this lovely dessert-can't wait to make and taste it. Great post!

firefoodie said...

Nothing like a tiramisu, but yours is special. So clever and so much reward, Love it Lola!! Rgds, A

Ann said...

Stress free....and DELICIOUS! What a nice way to make all the flavors of tiramisu without going crazy! Your pictures are terrific - as always!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Well, tiramisu is my most favorite thing ever so I REALLY love this!

Chic & Gorgeous Treats said...

Hi Lola! I'm a tiramisu fan. I definitely love your way of making this decadent dessert. Lovely photos and thanks for popping by over at my blog. To answer what food I like most so far, I will have to say my very first beef tartare that I had in Chef Tyler's Mayfare Tavern. It's so good and not one bit tasted like raw beef. I will share more on that soon. Have a good week.. btw I'm planning to get some stuff from your shop ;). Hopefully you can ship them to me.. Hugsss, Jo

Chic & Gorgeous Treats said...

Hi Lola! I'm a tiramisu fan. I definitely love your way of making this decadent dessert. Lovely photos and thanks for popping by over at my blog. To answer what food I like most so far, I will have to say my very first beef tartare that I had in Chef Tyler's Mayfare Tavern. It's so good and not one bit tasted like raw beef. I will share more on that soon. Have a good week.. btw I'm planning to get some stuff from your shop ;). Hopefully you can ship them to me.. Hugsss, Jo

Catherine said...

Dear Lola, This is something that I KNOW I would adore!! Oh, it has everything in it that I love. It also is something that I would not have to watch the clock so that I don't over bake it. I really like this recipe. Blessings, Catherine xo

Lizzy said...

Oh, YUM! I adore these flavors, and a simple dessert like this is perfect for the busy weeks ahead. Thanks for sharing~

Magic of Spice said...

Oh wow, how wonderful this is...love the ease and delicious traditional flavors at the same time! A perfect holiday stress free dessert, gorgeous!

Facebook Games said...

Wow looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Julie at Burnt Carrots said...

Love coffee, cream and liquor! Looks delicious!! Cannot wait to try. :)

Simply Life said...

i am definitely a lover of all of those things so I would really loooooove this!

Grubarazzi said...

I love everything about this!

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

Wow...I think you should have entitled this recipe "Better than Tiramisu"! I love also the addition of amaretti cookies. This just looks fabulous! : )

Eliotseats said...

Easy peasy! I like it.

Sandra said...

Hi Lola, This looks wonderful..love tiramisu, and I love your short-cut version for it! Nicely done!!

ameanderingmango said...

Looks wonderful! I love tiramisu and this is an interesting way of preparing it. Thanks!

Catherine said...

Dear Lola, Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Catherine xo

Sharon | Chinese Soup Pot said...

This is a very unique and creative recipe. A much simpler version than a tiramisu. Great job!

Lola Lobato said...

Thank you for your lovely comments! xo

Ana said...

Love it! I have made Tiramisu because is my favourite dessert, but this "not tiramisu" seems really fast and easy, again, what I like the most! Therefore I would definitely try it soon!

Ana said...

Love it,,,,is "not a tiramisu", which is one of my favourite desserts, but it seems so fast and easy, just what I like the most! I would definitely try it soon, thanks for this Lola!