With less than two weeks left of school, chances are that tests, quizzes and final papers are becoming everyday occurrences in your life. Stay awake and sweeten your days with this tiramisu recipe from foodnetwork.com.
It only takes about 25 minutes to make, but it will definitely make for a great study-break snack. The light and fluffy texture of the dessert will have your friends going for seconds, and it will study group the extra jolt it needs.
6 egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
1 pound mascarpone cheese
1 and 1/2 cups strong espresso, cooled
2 teaspoons dark rum (or rum extract)
24 packaged ladyfinger cookies
1/2 cup chocolate shavings, for garnish
1. Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar for about 5 minutes in a large bowl until the mixture is thick and pale. Add mascarpone cheese and beat the ingredients until the mixture develops a smooth texture. Add one tablespoon of espresso and mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
2. In a small shallow dish, add the remaining espresso and rum. Dip each ladyfinger into espresso for only five seconds. Don’t let the ladyfingers soak for too long because they will fall apart. Arrange the soaked ladyfinger on the bottom of a 13 by 9 inch baking dish, breaking them in half if necessary in order to cover the whole bottom.
3. Spread the mixture from Step 1 evenly over the ladyfingers. Place another layer of soaked ladyfingers on top of the mascarpone mixture, and top the last layer of ladyfingers with remaining mascarpone mixture.
4. Cover the dessert with a plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours so that the ladyfingers thoroughly soak in the coffee.
5. Before serving sprinkle with chocolate shavings.