Tiramisu

Tiramisu is an Italian layered dessert consisting of coffee soaked ladyfingers and sweet mascarpone cream and dusted off with cocoa or shredded chocolate.
This dessert can be prepared in several ways. It can be prepared in small glass verrines,wine glasses,ramekins,or martini glasses for individual serving.For a bigger crowd you can make it as a trifle cake or just make 2-3 layers in shallow glass dish.

About 6-7 individual desserts or 1 small cake

Ingredients:
8 oz mascarpone at room temperature
1 cup heavy whipping cream chilled
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons sugar divided
2 eggs (fresh)
pinch of salt
1 package (7 0z) ladyfingers
2 cups espresso or very strong coffee, brewed and cooled
1/2 cup kahlua,brandy,marsala wine, or cognac.
cocoa or shredded chocolate

Directions:
Combine espresso with liquor or wine.

Cream:

Separate egg whites from yolks.
Beat egg whites with pinch of salt and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
In another bowl beat egg yolks with 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Add the mascorpone cheese to egg yolks and beat until there is no lumps.
Beat heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla in a separate bowl.
Fold in egg whites and whipped cream into egg yolk mixture.

Assembling:
(Brake ladyfingers in half for individual servings. )
Dip ladyfingers in espresso mixture.
Arrange soaked layfingers in a single layer.
Spread cream over layered ladyfingers.
repeat with second layer.
( repeat layers until it the the cream reaches the top)
Sprinkle chocolate or cocoa on top.
Refrigerate.

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