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Specialty Baker’s Classic Tiramisu Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Specialty Baker
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Serves: 10
This recipe is from Specialty Bakers, 450 S. State Rd., Marysville, PA 17053 ( 1-800-755-9890 ). It was published to promote their ladyfingers. They call themselves “The Ladyfinger Specialist Since 1901.” Makes 10 to 12 servings.
  • EGG YOLKS, 6
  • SUGAR, 1-1/4 cups
  • MASCARPONE, -1-1/4 cup
  • HEAVY OR WHIPPING CREAM, 1-3/4 cup + 1/2 cup
  • LADYFINGERS, 2 packages, (3 ounces each)
  • CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR, unsifted, 1 tablespoon
  • VANILLA EXTRACT, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • COCOA POWDER, unsweetened, for garnish
  • CHOCOLATE CURLS, enough to garnish
  1. In a small mixer bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and lemon-colored, about 1 minute.
  2. Place in top of double boiler over boiling water.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add mascarpone cheese, beating well.
  6. In small mixer bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form.
  7. Fold into egg yolk mixture; set aside.
  8. Line bottom and side of 2-1/2 to 3-quart bowl or souffle dish with ladyfinger halves, split sides up.
  9. Brush with coffee liqueur or Brandied Expresso (directions follow).
  10. Spoon half of egg yolk-cream mixture into ladyfinger-lined bowl.
  11. Repeat ladyfingers, espresso and cream layers.
  12. Garnish with Sweetened Whipped Cream (directions follow), cocoa and chocolate curls.
  13. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  14. [b]
  15. Mascarpone Cheese Substitute
  16. [/b]Extra ingredients needed: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, 1/4 cup sour cream, and 2 tablespoons heavy or whipping cream.
  17. In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy or whipping cream until blended and fluffy.
  18. [b]
  19. Brandied Espresso
  20. [/b]Extra ingredients needed: 1/3-cup hot water, 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules, 1 teaspoon brandy.
  21. In small bowl, combine hot water and instant coffee granules.
  22. Stir until coffee is dissolved.
  23. Blend in brandy.
  24. [b]
  25. Sweetened Whipped Cream
  26. [/b]In small mixer bowl, combine 1/2-cup heavy or whipping cream, 1 tablespoon unsifted confectioners’ sugar, and 1/4-teaspoon vanilla extract.
  27. Whip until stiff peaks form.


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