This recipe has been brought to me from an amazing 5 star Executive chef who worked on the Pioneering Sun Princess cruise ship, taking no credit for the recipe just wishing to share to as many people as possible, hoping they enjoy it as much as I did. Being a no cook recipe it is unbelievably easy recipe to do, a great booster for anyone who wants to start making restaurant quality puddings.
Preparation time: 20 minutes Refrigeration time: 1 day Serves: 6
- 450 g Mascarpone Cheese
- 4 Eggs
- 4 Large Tbsp Caster Sugar
- 24 ladies fingers
- 125 ml Kahlua Liqueur
- 50 ml Espresso Coffee
- 2 Tsp. Cocoa Powder
Tips and Tricks: Tiramisu is such a simple recipe and for this it needs beautiful ingredients. If you can get Mascarpone from Italy then this is a definite buy as it will speak for itself in flavour (Rather important as it is the base for the dish), a way to tell if its good quality is if its beautifully smooth and not grainy in any form. It may seem like a lot of effort of the time but I would strongly recommend getting the Espresso from your favourite coffee shop (Buying a double espresso will give you more than enough), its much like wine used in recipes, don’t use one that you wouldn’t drink yourself. Lastly the liqueur, if your struggling to get the Kahlua then any other 17% coffee liqueur will do (Marks and Spencer’s Own brand is very good).
- Whip the Mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar in a bowl with a hand whisk until it is firm.
- Lay the ladies fingers in a rectangular Pyrex dish, two inches deep.
- Soak them with half of the Kahlua then cover with half of the whipped Mascarpone.
- Add another layer of Ladies Fingers, soaking them once more with the Kahlua and the Espresso Coffee
- Cover it all with the remainder of the whipped Mascarpone, spray the top evenly with Cocoa powder and place the dish in the refrigerator overnight.
Tips and Tricks: Whipping the Mascarpone will take a while, so be patient (Maybe even needing to swap hands at some point :)). When soaking the ladies fingers ensure that all of them get soaked as evenly as is possible.