Tiramisu in a Martini Glass Recipe

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Tiramsu It 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.  This dessert was originally made as a loose custard.  It is only in recent years that using mascarpone cheese has come into fashion.  Delight your guests with this is a quick and easy recipe to make individual servings that will melt in their mouth.  It is so much fun serving this pudding in a martini glass.

History:  According to the article, The Trail of Tiramisu, by Jane Black, Washington Post newspaper, July 11, 2007, the present day version of tiramisu was said to have been created in a restaurant in Treviso, located northwest of Venice on Italy’s northern Adriatic coast, called Le Beccherie. Carminantonio Iannaccone.  Learn more about the History of Tiramisu.





Tiramisu in a Martini Glass Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Tiramisu in a Martini Glass Recipe
Servings: 2 servings
  • 2/3 cup Mascarpone (Italian cream cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua liqueur
  • 1 (4.75-ounce) box Soft Lady Fingers (available at Trader Joe's)
  • 2 teaspoons semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 mint leaves (for garnish)
  1. Place the mascarpone and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and beat several minutes until very smooth and creamy, set aside.

  2. Ladyfingers cakePour 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).

  3. 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).

  4. Spoon the mascarpone mixture in the center of each glass, garnish with the chopped chocolate pieces, and mint leaves.  Serve.

  5. Makes 2 servings.



Source:  This photo was taken in Florence, Italy by my daughter during her 2010 Italian trip.  This recipe was shared with me by Peggy Bucholz and her Fine Dining web site.

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