Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tiramisù for you!

I had a volunteer meeting tonight and the dinner was spaghetti and meatballs so I offered to bring Tiramisu. Perfect ending for any meal, especially Italian. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts to make because it requires no baking. The origin of this dessert has many variations and no one clear originator. It is said to be made by Italian women who freshend up left over dry cake soaked in coffee to give to their husbands as they headed off to war to keep them alert. Whatever the origin, the truth is it is luscious, creamy yumminess! My recipe, like the cake, has no clear origin it has just been adapted my own to my taste over the years.
Makes one 9 x 13 pan

2 packages lady fingers (approximately 48 cookies)
6 egg yolks (Use Fresh & Organic)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
21 oz. marscapone cheese (it comes in 7 oz. containers
2 cups strong cold coffee
1/2 cup Godiva chocolate liquor or coffee liquor
Cocoa powder
Instant espresso granules (optional)

1) In a cold bowl whip the egg yolks, sugar and heavy whipping cream until smooth, creamy, light yellow and fluffy, add in the marscapone cheese and whip until combined.
2) Combine coffee and liquor in a bowl.
3) Pipe in 1/3 of the cheese/cream into the bottom of the 9x 13 pan.
4) Dip lady finger into coffee/liquor mixture and place in bottom of pan and arrange until bottom is covered. Arrange cookies up the sides (as shown in picture for a fancy display).
5) Pipe in next 1/3 of the cheese/cream atop of the cookies.
6) Sprinkle with instant espresso and cocoa powder.
7) Repeat layering dipped cookies, cheese/cream and top with cocoa powder.
8) Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving, longer is better.

TIP: Don't be afraid to break cookies in half to make sure the bottom/sides are covered.

Disclaimer: The recipe contains raw eggs which should not be consumed by young children or pregnant women.


Beth G. said...

YUM!! This is on my list to make SOON! Yours looks DELICIOUS~

MrsPresley said...

i love tiramisu but have yet to make it on my own! i can't wait to try this :)