Have you ever heard of a super simple tiramisu? Not me. I am not sure who has the time to make a difficult and time consuming tiramisu, but I envy them. As much as I would love to do that, but with two kids in addition to my full time graphic design business, it is just not in the cards for me. Ok maybe that is an excuse. Yeah, I think it is. I am just lazy.
This recipe came along, and now my mission to make a news worthy tiramisu is complete. This literally takes a few minutes to prepare, and requires no alcohol or raw eggs. Why are those things even in the hard to make version anyway? Hey, I am all for Amaretto, but if it is in the dessert, then my kids can’t eat it, and then the war will start. And personally, without the amaretto, I am not prepared for that kind of war.
Make sure to not over beat the cheese, and the cream, or else it will curdle, and that my friends is not appetizing. Make sure to dip the lady fingers for just a second, or they will be soggy. Boy, these are some super picky ingredients aren’t they? In the end, your guests will be amazed about how good this seriously is, so just go with the story of how hard it was to make, after your next get together. You deserve it.
- 1 package lady fingers
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups dark coffee
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- cocoa powder for dusting
- Brew your coffee, let it cool, and set aside
- Beat the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixture until stiff peaks form. ( do not over beat, or the mixture will curdle)
- Fold in the mascarpone cheese gently until well combined
- Dip your lady fingers into the coffee, making sure all of it has been dipped in. ( be careful not to over dip, or it will be soggy)
- Fill the bottom layer of the pan with the soaked lady fingers, and spread a layer of the cream mixture on top, like a lasagna
- Repeat with another layer of lady fingers and cream mixture
- Sprinkle cocoa powder on top with a sifter
- Refrigerate for 4-8 hours ( the longer, the better)