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Also known as Tuscan Trifle and Zuppa Inglese.
Tradition tiramisu is a pudding-like dessert that usually consists of sponge cake or
ladyfingers dipped in a liqueur, then layered with grated chocolate and rich custard. Tirasmisu was originally made as a loose custard, it is only in recent years that using
mascarpone cheese has come into fashion.
This recipe was shared with me by Peggy Bucholz and her
Fine Dining web site.
The photo was generously shared with me by Christie Grewe of Purcellville, VA.
This photo was taken in Florence, Italy by my daughter during her 2010 Italian trip.
Check out all of Linda's
Puddings, Creams, and Custard Recipes. Learn about the History of
Tiramisu (Tuscan Trifle - Zuppa Inglese).
Tiramisu in a Martini Glass Recipe
Puddings, Creams, & Custards,
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 15 min
2/3 cup Mascarpone (Italian cream cheese)
3 tablespoons powdered (confectioners) sugar
1/2 cup espresso or strong
2 tablespoons Kahlua liqueur
1 (4.75 ounce) box Soft Lady Fingers (available at Trader Joe's)
2 teaspoons semi-sweet
chocolate, chopped fine
2 mint leaves for garnish
Place the mascarpone and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and beat several minutes until
very smooth and creamy, set aside.
Pour the coffee and Kahlua
into a shallow bowl. Dip both sides of the lady fingers briefly into the coffee mixture, (use as many lady fingers as you like according
to the size of your martini glass).
Place the lady fingers vertically in the martini glass (when they are soft they can be adjusted to
fit in the center of the glass).
Spoon the mascarpone
mixture in the center of each glass, garnish with the chopped
chocolate pieces, and mint leaves. Serve.
Makes 2 servings.