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Tiramisu February 19, 2010

Posted by Helen in dessert.

Another recipe from good old Gordon. This is an easy (i.e., cheat) tiramisu recipe, but it still tastes positively decadent and is definitely not light on calories either. But I think it’s well worth it.













250g mascarpone
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp Marsala (or brandy or Tia Maria)
150ml strong coffee or espresso, cooled to room temperature
150ml single cream
4 tbsp icing sugar
16 sponge fingers (savoiardi) 
Chocolate (at least 70%), to grate
Cocoa powder, to dust

Whisk the mascarpone with the vanilla and Marsala and 50ml coffee, until everything is thoroughly mixed together.

Whisk the cream with the icing sugar until smooth, then fold in the mascarpone mix.

Pour the remaining coffee into a bowl (sweeten with more icing sugar if you like). Take one sponge finger at a time and dip it in to the coffee. Set it to one side and continue with the remaining biscuits

Line 4 serving glasses or bowls with 4 sponge fingers, breaking them in half if you need to. Spoon the mascarpone mix in until you reach the top of the glass. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.

Remove the tiramisu from the fridge. Grate a little chocolate over the top of each one. Finally, dust with sifted cocoa powder to serve.



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