Friends Drift Inn Recipes
Tiramisu Sweet Ending for an Evening to Remember
Last summer, we hosted a dinner party for several of our closest friends. It was a memorable evening, featuring Italian cuisine utilizing tomatoes and basil fresh from the Friends Drift Inn garden.
As we were concluding the salad course, the fire alarm went off. Yes, we scorched the garlic bread beyond recognition. It could have been charcoal for the grill.
Our smoke alarm is very sensitive and very very loud. The Italian café music was drowned out. The relaxed atmosphere become frantic, with the continual shrill squall of the alarm. We all got up from our tables, threw open windows and unsuccessfully tried to move the air so the clamor would stop.
The alarm would quit for a moment, then resume it’s warning. We went so far as trying to disarm the siren with a screwdriver. It didn’t work.
Defeated, we went on to serve the main course. By the time we had drank a few bottles of wine, and consumed a ton of pasta…..the alarm had ceased it’s annoying squeals.
Just in time for a decadent dessert. Ahh, an evening to remember.
Tiramisu Dessert Recipe
This was a Charlie creation inspired by who knows what
Dessert Recipe, Elegant Dessert
- 6 egg yolks, organic preferred
- 1-1/4 cup cane sugar
- 1-1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1 3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped
- 3/4 cup simple syrup
- 2 teaspoons strong coffee or expresso
- 1-1/2 tablespoons Amaretto
- 2 3 ounce packages ladyfingers,
- unsweetened chocolate, grated
1. Bring water in double boilerto boil .In top section of boiler add egg yolks and sugar. Reduce heat to low. Whisk together until mixture is the color of lemons.
2. Cook at low heat for about 8 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from burner, and whisk in mascarpone until quite smooth.
3. Gently fold in whipped cream.
4. In separate bowl, mix simple syrup, coffee and Amaretto. Spread ladyfingers on a rack, and brush with the liquid.
5. In a leakproof springform pan, line ladyfingers along the edges and on the bottom. Add half of the cheese mixture. Add layer of ladyfingers, and cover with remaining cheese mixture.
For best results refrigerate for up to 8 hours. This allows the ladyfingers and cheese mixture to meld.
Remove from springform pan, grate chocolate on top surface and serve immediately.
Notes and Observations:
We like to bring Tiramisu to the table on a cake pedestal, and allow our guests to plate their own dessert. In spring, we enjoy Tiramisu garnished with strawberries. If you like Tiramisu, you might try Tipsy Laird Trifle
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