What can a little ladyfinger do? ~ Tiramisu
Have you noticed that most of my dessert recipes such as Chocolate Cups or Instant Strawberry Cheesecake or Lemon Creme Brulee or even for that matter Bengali Sandesh or Two Sweet Hearts or Thulli are non baked? That’s because I more of a savory person than have a sweet tooth. I generally do not like to cook anything that involves too many elaborate steps especially when it comes to baking. To me, recipes have to be easy to prepare and can be prepared by anyone. So I always look for shortcuts yet without compromising on the taste. Today also I am going to share an easy dessert recipe which my niece and nephew love. No, it’s not a cookie or an ice-cream, but a no bake tiramisu, the most popular Italian dessert for Food for Plastic Challenge III by which Tupperware will be donating some of the sales to the Boys & Girls Clubs.
1/4 espresso, strongly brewed or you can use regular coffee
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Sugar as per taste
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz mascarpone cheese at room temperature
1 pack ladyfingers
Cocoa powder for garnish
Whip cream with sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Gently fold cream with mascarpone. Dip a ladyfinger in the espresso and layer the bottom of any dish. I used a springform pan for easy removal of tiramisu. Spread with some filling. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers by dipping in espresso & spreading with filling.
Tiramisu assembled before refrigeration
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a good 8 -10 hours before serving. Just before serving dust some cocoa powder by passing it through a fine mesh sieve.
Simple, Scrumptious ~ Tiramisu
TIP: You can add amount a tbsp of rum or brandi to the whip cream mixture for extra flavor & which is also used in many places I have eaten Tiramisu.