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Tori Cooper
Course Dessert, Dolci
Cuisine Italian-Inspired

Ingredients
  

Tiramisu

  • 12 - 18 ladyfingers packaged or recipe follows
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese *see note
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee
  • 2 tablespoons KahlĂșa
  • cocoa powder for dusting tops

Lady Finger Cookies:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • butter or oil for pans

Instructions
 

Lady Fingers

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) then line 2 baking trays with parchment and grease with butter or oil. Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment and beat until soft peaks form, Slowly add in 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Scrape whites into a separate medium bowl and add yolks and 2/3 cup sugar to mixer bowl. Beat until light in color and frothy. Add extracts, salt, and baking powder and mix well.
  • Fold in egg white mixture with a rubber spatula until mostly mixed, then sift in flour and continue folds until evenly combined.
  • Fit a piping bag with a 1/2 inch round tip and fill with mixture. Pipe into 4 1/2 inch lady fingers, about 1/2 inch apart on trays. Dust with powdered sugar and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside. Remove and cool.

Tiramisu:

  • Combine yolks and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer (no need to wash after lady fingers) and beat until light in color. Add mascarpone, salt, and vanilla and beat until smooth. You should have about 3 cups, so take 1 1/2 cups out and add nutella to the remaining mix and beat until creamy smooth.
  • You can make this in a trifle dish, 13x9 pan, or individual glasses. Mix coffee and KahlĂșa in a small bowl and dip lady fingers as you add them. Layer coffee dipped lady fingers, then white cream, then nutella cream, then a dusting of cocoa and repeat layers until dish or glasses are full.

Notes

If you can't find macarpone you can replace it with: 2/3 cup softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, and 2 tablespoons sour cream, beaten together until smooth