Sunday, February 3, 2013


It is with great appreciation that I share my sister-in-law Merrilee's Tiramisu recipe. It is fabulous.

6 egg yolks
2/3 c sugar
2/3 c. milk
1 ¼ c heavy cream
½ tsp vanilla
16 oz mascarpone cheese
½-1 c strong brewed coffee at room temp
3 tbs kahlua
3 3 oz packages ladyfinger cookies
1 tbs cocoa powder

Make the recipe 1-2 days prior to serving to develop the flavors.
In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well-blended. Continue beating and whisk in milk, cooking over medium heat, constantly stirring, until the mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat, and allow it to cool slightly.
Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.

In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Mix the mascarpone cheese into the yolk mixture until smooth.

In a small bowl, combine coffee and Kahlua. Break the ladyfingers in half and drizzle with the coffee mixture.

Arrange some of the soaked ladyfingers on the bottom and sides of a spring form pan or other pan. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers, then half of the whipped cream mixture over that. If you have enough ladyfingers, lay some on top of the whipped cream layer and repeat with a layer of the mascarpone cheese and then whipped cream. Sprinkle with the cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 days prior to serving.

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