Tiramisu Dessert


Soaked ladyfingers covered with mascarpone custard and whipped cream make this one of my favorite desserts!

4 egg yolks
2 tablespoons milk
⅔ cup sugar
2 cups (16 ounces) mascarpone cheese, room temperature
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
20-24 Italian ladyfingers
½ cup brewed strong coffee, chilled
¼ cup Kahlua liqueur
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low so water is simmering but not

2. Whisk 4 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons milk, ⅔ cup sugar in a metal bowl on high speed for about 6 minutes.

3. Place bowl over saucepan with simmering water and cook mixture until it thickens, stirring constantly for 8-
10mintues. Remove from heat and allow yolks to come to room temperature. You can make this process go by
faster by transferring yolks into a different bowl and gently stirring them once in a while.

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4. Add 16 ounces of mascarpone cheese to the room temperature yolk mixture and using a spatula, gently fold
contents together until smooth.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk 1 cup heavy cream and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract until thick, about 1-1.5 minutes.
Slowly fold in the whipped cream with mascarpone cheese mixture until incorporated.

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6. In a bowl, combine ½ cup chilled coffee and ¼ cup Kahlua liqueur. Soak each ladyfinger in the coffee-liqueur
mixture for about 1 second on each side. Lay them out in an 8×8 dish. After you soak and lay out half of your
ladyfingers, cover them with half of the mascarpone custard. Repeat with the rest of the ladyfingers and custard

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7. Dust the top of the dessert with 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Cover with cling wrap and chill
dessert overnight.

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