Tiramisu – chocolate cups – a great dessert for your Valentine
Tiramisu – chocolate cups
Good evening great foodie friends,
This weekend I happened upon some great luck receiving some very artistic fun chocolate cups from a great Master Pastry Chef friend of mine!
Hmmmm, what to make?!
A very simple yet delectable treat for your friends and family!
What you need
6 tablespoons of organic sugar
1 full cup top quality Espresso
1 tablespoon (or so) of 70 % dark chocolate
1 tablespoon valrhona cocoa or equal quality.
2 tablespoons kalhua
1 tablespoon brandy
250 grams or 8.8 oz of Mascarpone cheese
200 Grams of Lady finger cookies
What to do?:
*Make the espresso and put in a bowl and set aside to cool.
*Pull mascarpone from the fridge and let sit
*Separate egg whites from the yolks and place in separate bowls
*Add the sugar to the egg yolks and blend until creamy smooth
*Now beat the egg whites until stiff and firm.
*Now fold the mascarpone cheese into the egg and sugar mixture until smoothly blended.
*Add the egg whites to the egg and mascarpone mixture and gently fold together until smooth and creamy.
*Now add the liquor to the coffee and gently soak the lady fingers 1 at a time until soaked but not mushy.
*Break the cookies in half and place gently in the Chocolate cup.
*Add the egg and cheese mixture to cover the cookie. Grate a little chocolate on that layer.
*Now add another 1/2 cookie on top of the mixture and top again with the egg/cheese mixture until the cookie is covered.
*Grate some chocolate to finish on top and sprinkle with the pure cocoa.
*Now cover gently and set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or for best results and blending of the flavors overnight.
When you are ready to serve, plate individually and finish with your favorite garnish. A small dab of whip cream and some fresh berries or some raspberry coulis is nice.
You Gotta Try This!
Posted on October 13, 2012, in expand your cultural taste buds, Great flavors, special extra treat and tagged cocoa, Italian Dessert, Italian treat, tiramisu, valentine treat. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.