Thursday, August 7, 2008
This is a two part recipe. First is the cookies that make the bottom of the Tiramisu.
Savaidi a.k.a Ladyfingers
3 eggs seperated
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Beat egg yolk until thick and lemon colored. Beat in almond extract. Set aside.
Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry and gradually beat in suger until whites are glossy and very stiff.
Fold egg yolks gently into egg whites
Fold in sifted dry ingredients
Drop batter by Tablespoons on ungreased cookie sheet forming finger in 3 inch long and 1 inch wide. Bake in moderate 350 degree oven for 10 min. or until light brown.
Remove immediatly from cookie sheet and cool on rack. Yeilds 3 dozen.
Now it is time for the actual Tiramisu:
3 egg yolks
1/4 c. white suger
2 tsp. vanilla
1&1/8 cups Mascarpone cheese (substitute Cream Cheese and it's just as good)
1&1/2 cup brewed coffee
1 tblsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar and vanilla until smooth and light yellow. Fold cheese into yolk mixture. Set aside.
Dip Ladyfingers briefly in coffee and arrange 12 of them in the bottom of an 8X8 inch dish. Spread half the cheese mixture over the lady fingers. Repeat with remaining cookies and cheese mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Sprinkle with cocoa before serving.