Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, but I was a bit concerned that it is made using raw eggs. I tried a recipe with cooked eggs and I couldn't tell the difference! Also, to make it kid friendly I made it without alcohol and it came out pretty good. Here is the recipe:
- Lady Fingers - 1/2 lb.
- Mascarpone cheese - 1 lb.
- Egg yolks - 6
- Vanilla essence - 1 tsp.
- Brewed coffee - 1.5 cup
- White sugar - 3/4 cup
- Milk - 2/3 cup
- Heavy whipped cream - 1 cup
- Rum - 1 tablespoon (optional)
- Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp.
Method of Preparation
Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a mediam saucepan. Once it is totally blended, add milk and boil the mixture in medium heat. Stir continuously and wait for it to start boiling. Allow it to boil gently for one minute. Remove the saucepan from the stove and allow it to cool to room temperature. After it cools to room temperature, cover it and keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Beat heavy whipped cream in a medium bowl using medium speed until soft peaks form. Add vanilla essence and mascarpone cheese. Mix well and fold the egg mix to this mixture.
In a small bowl, combine brewed coffee and rum (Rum is optional).
Soak the ladyfingers in coffee and arrange it in a 7 * 11 inch glass pan. After covering the bottom of the pan with a first layer of lady finger, spread half of the mascarpone cheese mix. Add one more level of dipped lady fingers and repeat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Sprinkle cocoa powder just before serving. Use a sieve to sprinkle cocoa powder in a uniform fashion.