Ingredients:

Serves 4-6

  • 1-2 pkg Ladyfingers
  • 4 cup strong coffee, freshly brewed
  • 1 lb. Mascarpone Cheese
  • 5 Eggs, MUST be fresh
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Cocoa Powder (to dust on top)
It’s difficult to get me out of a fine Italian restaurant without trying their Tiramisu. This “pick-me-up” dessert is an easy indulgence you can make ahead .

Directions

  • Dissolve 2 Tbsp. of sugar into the coffee. If desired, you can add a splash of brandy or rum as well.
  • Separate the yolks from the egg whites. Beat yolks with sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add mascarpone and blend.
  • Beat egg whites in electric mixer until stiff. Fold into egg yolk mixture a little at a time.
  • Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee then layer in the bottom of an 8x10 casserole dish, alternating a layer of cookie, layer of cheese, layer of cookie, ending with a layer of cheese.
  • Top with a dusting of cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cook’s note: Because raw eggs are used, you must be sure they are fresh! Get them from a health food store and be sure they have been properly stored.

Fresh eggs sink in water and lay on their side. As an alternative, you can replace the eggs with 2 cups sweetened whipping cream.

Feel free to prepare this in individual serving dishes as well, even 1 cup mason jars.

photo attribution:

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