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Classic Tiramisu Recipe

Three weeks after we moved in, we had friends move in two doors down from us. We actually got to know them as we were building our homes, which was so fun! After they got settled in, I thought it would be fun to make them a housewarming basket filled with an Italian feast to make one night of cooking a little easier for them. I thought I’d complete the meal with an Italian dessert, so I made this entire tiramisu just to break one piece apart and fill a little fry pan to go in the basket.

Classic Tiramisu

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12 Servings

Classic Tiramisu

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages ladyfingers
  • 1/3 cup coffee flavored liqueur (I used Kahlua)
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.
  2. Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.
  3. Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl. Brush with coffee liqueur. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liqueur and filling layers. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  4. To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar.
http://www.fabfatale.com/2014/04/classic-tiramisu-recipe/

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I made a double boiler by placing a glass mixing bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure the water is shallow enough so that it does not touch the bottom of the glass dish. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored. Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined.

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In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.

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Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl {you can also use a trifle dish or a springform pan}. Brush with coffee liqueur {I used Kahlua instead}. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liqueur and filling layers.

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Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls {I clearly need to work on my chocolate curls :/}.

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Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

classic tiramisu recipe via allrecipes.com

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