Monday, July 1, 2013

Tiramisu for you?

I had a request for tiramisu last week.

But I couldn't quite bring myself to do it immediately. I procrastinated because I had major reservations about making tiramisu. More so when it came from a friend's son who was recovering from a bout of viral infection. I was worried about the use of raw eggs! ^^||

Besides, I just don't have the best/perfect recipe for tiramisu yet ^^||!

The few times I made tiramisu, my piggies didn't exactly "ooh-and-aah-ed" over it, so I knew the quest continues.. Nevertheless, they still wiped it clean each time ^^!

Anyways, after much googling and using pasteurized eggs, I decided to have another go at tiramisu ^^

Tiramisu (recipe adapted from browneyedbaker)
~ makes 12 servings 
2 cups espresso
4 tbsps rum
4 egg yolks (use pasteurized eggs ^^)
1/2 cup sugar
1 pound mascarpone (I used 500g ^^ since a tub came in 250g)
3/4 cup whipping cream
36 savoiardi / ladyfingers / sponge biscuits
some cocoa powder
grated dark chocolate

1. Mix in 2 tbsps rum to the 2 cups of espresso.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks at low speed till combined. Add sugar and beat till pale yellow at medium speed for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Add remaining 2 tbsps of rum and mix till well blended. Fold in mascarpone and beat till smooth, around 45 seconds.

3. In another bowl, beat whipping cream till firm and soft peaks form.

4. Put 1/3 of the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture and mix till well blended. Fold in the rest, and set aside mixture.

5. Dip ladyfingers one at a time into the coffee mixture, flip over and remove. Do not submerge ladyfingers in the coffee mixture. Arrange the soaked ladyfingers in a single layer into a 9x13inch glass dish (I arranged them into 3 medium rectangular tubs and 1 freestyle on a plate ^^).

6. Next, spread half the mascarpone mixture over. Dust with some cocoa powder (use a strainer/sieve). Repeat the same steps with layering on soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone mixture and cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate for 6-24 hours before serving. And if you like, sprinkle with grated chocolate before serving. ^^

The result? "It's horrible.. just horrible! You can't take them to your friend or even chubby pig!", says baby pig.. "But you can leave them all here with us! We'll have them!" *evil laugh*

Ooh, that conniving little pig! My heart totally sank when I heard "horrible" and then soared with joy when I knew he enjoyed it.. A LOT! Big pig thinks it's very good too ^^ So does mama pig! I reckon it must be the rum.. they are suckers for anything with rum! ^^

Well, I just had some and I think they're DIVINE! Fatty hubby loves it too! I think I just might have hit gold with this recipe! ^^

Hope my friend's boys.. and chubby pig (+ chubby big brother + chubby mama) enjoy the tiramisu too! This delicious recipe makes a lot for sharing! ^^

p.s. I made yummy financiers with the leftover egg whites ^^  


Mel said...

Hi Hui
I'd the same request to make tiramisu just few weeks back but Im just not up to make this yet. There are so many different recipes for tiramisu and I guess your quest will still have to go on or going to give up after this?
Just wanna ask, where did you buy your mini bundt pan? I couldnt get the mini ones back home so I just bought one here in Auckland. They are on offer buy one free one .... so my sister took one and I have one. Quite costly though.

hui said...

i think i've hit jackpot with this recipe, mel ^^ how i wish mascarpone isn't so pricey, then i can make tiramisu more often ^^

my mini bundt tins are silicone ones from silikomart.. i find them very pricey too, at RM45 ^^|| i noticed cakes baked in the mini silicone moulds doesn't brown as much as a normal metal baking tin would. can you spot the difference in my financier pics? the mini bundt financiers are so pale compared to the financiers baked in a metal tin, which are nicely golden with a slightly crisp exterior. ^^

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Hui! I'm back!

Glad to know that your hubby and kid love your Tiramisu! Try making and serving them individually in dessert or even cocktail martini glasses too!

hui said...

Welcome back, chef! ^^ bet you had the most fantabulous hols ever!
Now why didn't I think of serving them in glasses?! Answer: porkies can't think straight when there's food in front of them! Haha!