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Easy Tiramisu

January 8, 2013
Tiramisu

This Tiramisu recipe below is an easy version of the traditional tiramisu (which means I skipped the step of making my own whipped cream). It was Christmas day when I made this dessert and I didn’t have much time, so if you are looking for a simple and easy coffee tiramisu recipe, this is for you!

Tiramisu

Tiramisu for dessert

Man oh man have I been busy the last few weeks! So much has happened this year and it’s only early January! I’d love to fill you in, but if you are just here for the Tiramisu recipe, by all means please skip ahead to the recipe at the bottom of this post!

We recently moved! Yes, this mean no more avocado trees and no more garden…kind of sad (especially the avocado tree part) but we are very happy! This new place is a big house, which is an huge upgrade to our tiny house before. It includes a big kitchen, a pool and a spa and a pretty cool roommate.  I think our bedroom alone is bigger than our old place! We were in desperate need of more space so it feels very nice here now. :)

On top of moving I was extremely busy with work. When I say busy I mean I was nearly banging my head on my computer screen because I had so much to do I nearly lost my mind. My main focus was coordinating and planning a film shoot of our latest construction project. That filming just happened (we used a helicopter camera, which was SO cool) and now I can breathe. Hence, that is why I have a moment to write this blog post.

Anaheim Convention center Grand Plaza

Me acting like I drive that crazy camera

One of my goals for 2013 is to get more involved with video making. I really enjoy it and I feel that I am pretty good with much more to learn – this means I will be making cooking videos! Stay tuned for those within the next few months, I hope you will enjoy.

I have also recently decided to eat Paleo again. This means I stick to a natural food diet without any sugar or refined carbs. I did it once before for 30 days and I never felt better, that is why I am doing it again (I wrote about my experience here).  The second time around is pretty easy, I’m pretty sure this is a lifestyle change for me. Aside from this tiramisu recipe, you will be seeing a lot more veggie and meat-centric recipes on this blog in the coming months.

Alright, now on to the recipe!

Easy Tiramisu

(Step-by-step picture instructions below)

Ingredients:

  • 6 Ounce container of mascarpone cheese
  • 8 Ounce container of whipped cream
  • 2  Cups strong coffee (I used 1 tall black coffee + 1 shot of espresso from Starbucks)
  • Optional: 1/4 cup of coffee liqueur
  • 24 Crisp ladyfinger cookies (recommended: Savoiardi)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for garnish

To Do:

For this recipe you need a square baking dish to make and serve the tiramisu in.

  • Set up your assembling  station:
  • Mix the mascarpone cheese and the whipped cream together really well in a large bowl (I suggest using an electric mixer- it was difficult to get it completely smooth by hand).
  • Pour the coffee and optional coffee liqueur into a square dish or its own.
  • Take one lady finger at a time and dip each side in the dish of coffee. Dip it only for a couple of seconds on each side, do not soak them! Place them in your tiramisu pan. Repeat until you have a nice layer of lady finders covering the bottom.
  • Next, spread a thin layer of the cream mixture to cover the lady fingers.
  • Repeat with another layer of coffee-dipped lady fingers and one more layer of cream.
  • To finish it off, use a sifter or small strainer to cover the top with chocolate powder.
  • Place in the fridge and let it sit for at least 6 hours.
  • Once ready, serve by cutting it into squares. All the lady fingers should be soft.

Picture instructions

mascarpone cheese

Mix the mascarpone cheese and the whipped cream together really well in a large bowl

 

ladyfingers

Dip the lady fingers in the coffee one at a time

 

Making tiramisu

Spread a thin layer of the cream mixture to cover the lady fingers

easy tiramisu

Repeat with another layer of coffee-dipped lady fingers and one more layer of cream

Chocolate powder

Use a sifter or small strainer to cover the top with chocolate powder

 

Easy classic tiramisu

Serve!

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