Tiramisu …so glad to see you! (2013)

 

IMG_3045last year this time

I was alone…wallowing

wallowing in the despair that was…

shock…

about

what my marriage had suddenly

with out any warning

become.

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

head on…

mano el mano

its me & you baby

so..

BRING IT ON

2013!

& 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!

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Tiramisu

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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

 

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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.

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In a rectangle glass dish lay out your lady fingers until you completely cover the bottom of the dish

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.

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Using a spatula or spoon, dollop out a nice portion of the marscopne kaluha mixture to cover the lady fingers with.

Then do the same with the whipped cream mixture on top of that marscopone kahlua mixture. Repeat with the lady fingers and the rest until you end with whip cream on top.IMG_3012
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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!!

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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!