I was alone…wallowing
wallowing in the despair that was…
what my marriage had suddenly
with out any warning
but it has been….
as of a week ago,
ONE WHOLE YEAR!!!
yup…one year since I became a single…mom.
is it weird to say
time sorta flew by…but I sometimes feel like I am standing still?
this year brought on a whole lotta NEWs…
New house, new adjustments, new job, new way of life
new challenges, new friends, new blog….and
most of all…I think a bit of the OLD me is becoming part of the NEW me.
So I am taking on this new calendar year
mano el mano
its me & you baby
BRING IT ON
& to celebrate I made myself my favorite liquored up cake that really has no comparison
the dairy laden, chocolate coffee creamy heavens delight – called TIRAMISU…
I am SOOO GLAD TO SEE YOU on my plate today!
New Years Eve is for last hurrahs
and I am going to ENJOY with every delicious bite the END of this CRAZY year that was 2012!
…and calories be darned – that’s what New Years day is for!
Tip: I found kosher non-cholov yisroel Marscapone cheese at Seasons Grocery in Queens, NY.
However if you need a good dairy substitute I recommend using cream cheese and for Pareve I recommend tofutti cream cheese.
3 egg yolks
3 tbsp. Kaluha liquor + 2 tbsp. ( or your favorite coffee liquor)
1 cup of espresso that has cooled + 1/2 cup
8 oz of Marscopone cheese
1/2 cup sugar + 2 tbsp.
1/4 cup shaved chocolate (bitter sweet or dark)
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
40 lady fingers
Dutch cocoa powder for dusting
In a mixer bowl, add the yolks, 3 tbsp. kaluha, & 1 cup espresso and mx feel till blended. Then add all the marscopone cheese with the sugar and blend till smooth. Using a rubber spatula, mix in the shaved chocolate and set aside.
In another bowl, whip the heavy cream with the sugar until you achieve soft peaks. Set aside.
Using a brush, mix together the reminder coffee & liquor in a small bowl. Then brush the tops of the lady fingers with the coffee mixture until they have been full coated.
Gently dust the top of the whip cream layer with some of your cocoa powder and then cover with plastic wrap. Place into refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Serve with strawberries as garnish.
What I did with the left over creams and lady fingers?
Tiramisu Ice Cream – Of course!!
I literally had an ephinay as I was cleaning up the leftovers and did not want to throw out the 2 creams. I mixed it all together in one bowl, threw in the rest of the lady fingers that were left over and put it all into my saved glass ice cream jars. I froze it overnight and this morning for testing purposes – I had a huge dollop in my morning coffee – can I just say….HEAVEN!
I am thinking for those of you who are looking for a great drink tonight – a dollop of this ice cream with some champagne – would be an EPIC way to bring on 2013!