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David Rosengarten’s Basic Tiramisu Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Author: David Rosengarten
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Serves: 12
This recipe is reportedly from David Rosengarten’s Taste program. Check out the show. It’s highly entertaining, Rosengarten’s a wonderful host, and you’ll learn a lot about food. This recipe makes 12 servings.
Ingredients
  • EGGS, 8, with yolks and whites separated
  • SUGAR, 1/3 cup
  • Mascarpone, 1 pound
  • HEAVY CREAM, 1 cup
  • ESPRESSO COFFEE, 2 cups cooled
  • BRANDY, 2/3 cup
  • Ladyfingers, 30
  • BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE, 2 ounces grated
  • COCOA POWDER, Dutch process, sifted, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix the sugar into the egg yolks, blending well.
  2. Add a little Mascarpone at a time to the egg yolk mixture, and mix until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Set this aside as well.
  4. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold the whipped cream into the egg yolk mixture, then fold in the beaten egg whites.
  6. Spread about 1/3 of the cream mixture of a 4-6 quart glass baking dish or serving bowl.
  7. Place espresso coffee in a large mixing bowl, and combine with the brandy.
  8. Dip a lady finger into the espresso, lay it in baking dish on cream mixture.
  9. Top with grated chocolate.
  10. Continue in this manner, laying lady fingers side by side to cover the bottom.
  11. Place another 1/3 of cream mixture on top of soaked lady fingers.
  12. Cover this with another layer of espresso-soaked lady fingers.
  13. Top with remaining cream mixture and grated chocolate.
  14. Dust final layer with grated chocolate and cocoa powder.
  15. Chill 2 hours to set.

 

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