Shital's-Kitchen: Tiramisu

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tiramisu

Tiramisu, my husband's favorite dessert :) Super delicious and tempting!! 
No wonder it means "Pick Me Up"

More than 10  years back I first got introduced to tiramisu in India and just loved it. Neither am I a coffee drinker nor wine, but still the combination in this dessert is just delicious. Also the process of preparation of this dessert is just so intoxicating :) 10 years back I first referred to Tarla Dalal's recipe: (https://www.tarladalal.com/Tiramisu-(-Italian-Cookbook)-3316r) and used ingredients found in the USA.  Since then, I have always used the same recipe and Tiramisu turns out delicious.

Every time I make this dessert for my friends, it is gone in a minute. I hardly get opportunity to click good pictures. Thanks to my friend  N  :) I finally have few new pictures to put up here and update the post. I also took some videos of whipping cream and cream cheese using my Kitchenaid stand mixer which I was able to combine and make one YouTube video. I will try to get more videos next time I make it :)

Meanwhile,You should try this recipe. Don't be intimidated with the steps. It is really easy to make.

http://shitals-kitchen.blogspot.com/2014/02/tiramisu-cup-for-my-valentine.html

To make Tiramisu: (Serves 6)
Ingredients:
1 loaf Angel food cake or loaf of sponge cake (12 slices)
8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
1/4 cup Marsala or Port wine
1 cup whipping cream (chilled)
3 tbsp. powdered sugar

Coffee soaking syrup
3 tbsp. instance coffee powder
3 tbsp. sugar
1 cup warm water

For garnishing:
1 tsp. cocoa powder or drinking chocolate powder

Method:
  • Heat wine and 5 tbsp. sugar till sugar dissolves. Leave it aside and allow the mixture to cool completely.
  • Whip whipping cream and powdered sugar till it reaches soft peak stage. Whipping cream should be chilled in the refrigerator and should be removed in a clean chilled bowl just before using it.
  • In a separate bowl whip cream cheese and wine mixture till it is soft and fluffy.
  • Using a spatula or folding blade on the stand mixer add whipped cream mixture to fold into cream cheese mixture. Repeat till all whipped cream in folded into cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate it.
  • Slice angel food cake or loaf of sponge cake into around 1/2 inch slices. You will need 12 slices.
  • toast in a 350 F oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Leave it aside to cool.
  • In a separate bowl mix warm water, instant coffee and sugar to my coffee soaking syrup.
 To assemble:
  • Dip toasted cake in coffee syrup for 10 seconds and place in a deep serving dish. Use half of the slices to arrange in the bottom of the serving dish.
  • Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture over them.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Use remaining toasted cake slices dipped in coffee syrup and place on cream cheese to form another layer.
  • Spread remaining cream cheese mixture evenly.
  • Use a sieve or strainer to sprinkle cocoa powder.
  • Refrigerate for an hour or two.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.
  • Enjoy!!
 Here is step-by-step pictorial recipe:
Heat wine and 5 tbsp. sugar till sugar dissolves. Leave it aside and allow the mixture to cool completely.
Whip whipping cream and powdered sugar till it reaches soft peak stage.
In a separate bowl whip cream cheese and wine mixture till it is soft and fluffy.
Using a spatula or folding blade on the stand mixer add whipped cream mixture to fold into cream cheese mixture. Repeat till all whipped cream in folded into cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate it.

Video of whipping cream and folding with cream cheese.
  

Slice angel food cake or sponge cake into 1/2 inch slices and toast in a 350 F oven for 15-20 minutes.
Leave it aside to cool.
In a separate bowl mix warm water, instant coffee and sugar to my coffee soaking syrup.


Dip toasted cake in coffee syrup for 10 seconds and place in a deep serving dish.
Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture over them.



Use a sieve or strainer to sprinkle cocoa powder.
Refrigerate for an hour or two.


Cut into pieces and serve.



Pick Me Up!!!

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