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.
hmm looks so tempting
what’s the lady finger? haven’t seen it before?
Wow this looks so tempting ..I was looking for Lady fingers for a while now coz wanted to make tiramisu but couldn’t find. Where can i find them ? your look perfect. Bookmarked !!
wow, you used lady fingers? new recipe to me. Looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I like your brown rice bites too.
I have to give you all my verdict after my family had a taste of this tiramisu after dinner tonight. One word – Heavenly!. It was so soft, tasty, with just the right amount of sweetness, perfect aroma of espresso with a dash of vanilla. Everyone just loved it. So, I urge that you also give it a try.
Wow, looks delicious
You can find ladyfingers at the Whole Foods Market (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/). I checked out Trader Joe’s and they seem to carry ladyfingers only during christmas time. But if your neighborhood has any stores such as Whole Foods, Bread & Circus, Wild Oats market which are mainly organic stores, they seem to have a better chance to carry them. Check it out.
I hope this helps.
HI luks so tempting bookmarked it.
Looks mouthwatering, so yummmmmmm:)))
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Yummmmmmmmyyyyyy..veg too!! Tks for sharing..
Looks so delicious and perfect… I have my version in my blog too, you can check that out too…
Hi there you get ladyfingers in mostly all grocery stores where they keep the italian cookies biscotti etc.
i loved all ur recipes..good work.
Thanks to everyone for checking out the recipe and for your sweet comments. Some of you asked where to find ladyfingers. As Resham has commented, you can find them in your regular grocery stores but my local grocery store did not carry it as it as seasonal to them. You can find ladyfingers at the Whole Foods Market (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/). I checked out Trader Joe’s too and they seem to carry it only during christmas time. But if your neighborhood has any stores such as Whole Foods, Bread & Circus, Wild Oats market which are mainly organic stores, they seem to have a better chance to carry them.
looks fantastic..So easy to prepare too
I too prefer savory to sweet, but I must admit that I would probably make my own lady fingers for this fine recipe. I find it very therapeutic to make everything from scratch when I have an afternoon of nothing pressing to address. Rare those afternoons are, but pure bliss all the same.
Beautiful preparation. Tempting indeed. Thank you!
looks lovely and mouth watering
Priya, Tiramisu used to one of my favorite desserts. Your version looks gorgeous. And I totally agree with you about recipes that have too many steps- I tend to stay away from those too.
Thanks for passing along my kuzhambu recipe to your sister, and for your lovely comment. I was thrilled to hear her family liked it.
Looks great. First time i’m seeing eggless lady fingers.
Will check Whole Foods for eggless version.
My husband’s favorite desert! I plan to make it for his birthday!
Approximately how much sugar if you don’t like things too sweet. I only want to put as much as necessary.
I used a springform pan. I forgot what size was it. Because based on that is my size of tiramisu and it’s ingredients. I will get back to you end of today.
I used a 5″ springform pan which serves tiramisu for 2 – 4 people depending on the amount of dessert one wants. I added about 2 tbsp, mixed it with cream and tasted. Then I added a little more until I found right amount of sweetness that I felt was good.
I hope this helps.
pic looks very tempting ,deleciouss dessert
Unfortunately there’s no such thing as eggless Ladyfingers – and if so, I’d like to see it. They’re known as Sponge fingers when used in trifles in England, one of the reasons why I can’t eat Tiramisu or Trifle. The only ‘egg’ thing in Tiramisu are the ‘fingers’, so was disappointed to find this recipe. Have a look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Finger_(cookie)
Please advise if you have found ‘eggless’ Ladyfingers.
First of all, I thank you very much for checking out my site. Secondly, I have been getting many inquires about getting eggless ladyfingers for making tiramisu. While I could not find them anywhere but one of my local shops that is vegan, I have decided to change the title of my recipe from Tiramisu eggless way to Easy Tiramisu. If you not find eggless ladyfinger anywhere in your neighborhood, I am sorry to hear that.
Thanks 4 ur Tiramisu recipe. I really didn’t knw that we can make it home easilu. I always love to visit ur blog. I can’t drop a comment in ur all recipes so I try to put my words here for ur all recipes…!!!
Queen of Dessert, Tiramisu!!
Great Recipe & Pic!!
Thank you Pavithra!
Where did you find mascarpone cheese? is italian cheese. Do you get it in India?
Olesya, Yes it is Italian. I am sure bigger cities in India carries them. I am unsure of other places.
then I think in Rajkot I won’t find it 😦