Monday, January 23, 2012

Pick Me Up

Last week seemed like a very long week. I've been waiting for weekends to come since Monday. And now we have actually come to a new Monday. Time just flies..

I really want to update my blog as often as I could. However, I just can't seem to put my words right when constructing a sentence. Then I would simply hit the red button at the left corner of the window and start doing something else instead. I'm not sure when will I be able to write a good post, a very descriptive explanation on whatever I baked or cooked. I guess one can only dream.

Yesterday, I made some tiramisu which my youngest sister have been requested since last month! I have got everything in the fridge, ready to be turned into tiramisu. But oh well, I will always be me. I'm quite a procrastinator, everybody knows that.

Since there are two days of chinese new year holiday, which makes up to four days free of school, I decided to make the tiramisu with the help of my sister. She only helped me with the assembling part but hey, at least she helped! :)

This is a non-alcoholic version, which is hard to find if you were to look for it in restaurants. And since I'm using coffee that has been sweetened up a little bit, I reduced the sugar in the custard. One is never enough for my sister and a second helping is a must.

Recipe (tiramisu) :

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 220g cream cheese
  • 180 ml coffee
  • Ladyfingers/ savoiardi biscuits
Method :

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg, sugar and milk over medium heat until it boils. Let it boil for 1 minute, remove from heat and refrigerate for one hour once it has cooled down a little.
2. In a medium bowl, whip heavy cream with vanilla until stiff.
3. Combine mascarpone, cream cheese with the custard (egg yolk mixture).
4. Carefully fold in the whipped cream.
5. Soak the ladyfingers in the coffee and start layering.
6. Dust with some cocoa powder and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serves 8.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

That looks like one lovely dessert. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your tiramisu up.