How to Make Individual Tiramisu Pots

Tiramisu combines rich Mascarpone cheese, an egg base, heavy cream and brandy to make this heavenly dessert. Tiramisu means to "pick me up" and this dessert will do just that. It is a wonderful make-ahead summer dessert. This recipe serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 100 grams sugar (3.5 ounces), 1/2 cup
  • 250 grams Marscapone cheese, . 55 pound
  • 400 grams of heavy cream, 14 ounces, whipped
  • 250 ml strong espresso, 8.75 ounces, 1 heaping cup
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 20 ladyfingers
  • 50 grams baking cocoa, 1.75 ounces, heaping 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Steps

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    Bring water to a simmer in a saucepan or double boiler.
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    Add egg yolks and sugar to a metal bowl or use a double boiler.
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    Whisk eggs and sugar briefly until thick and lemon colored.
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    Cook over simmering water, whisking all the while, until the mixture is slightly cooked. It should have a runny consistency.
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    Cool mixture slightly.
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    Add cheese to a large mixing bowl.
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    Add lightly cooked egg mixture to cheese in bowl. Whisk until mixture is smooth.
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    Fold in whipped cream. Use a rubber spatula to do this. Whisk until smooth.
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    Mix espresso and brandy in a small bowl.
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    Dip ladyfingers into brandy mixture and let the cookie soak in the mixture a few seconds. Make sure to cover the whole cookie with the brandy mixture. Do not allow the ladyfingers to become soggy.
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    Place two ladyfingers horizontally into each dessert dish.
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    Spoon cream mixture to half fill dessert cups.
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    Repeat adding three ladyfingers horizontally to each dessert cup.
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    Top with remaining cream mixture.
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    Sieve baking cocoa over each dessert dish.
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    Chill several hours before serving.

Tips

  • Or 3 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in 250 ml (8.75 ounces) water

Things You'll Need

  • Saucepans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Sieve
  • Small dessert dishes
  • Rubber spatula
  • Mixing spoon

Article Info

Categories: Desserts and Sweets