I love tiramisu! It is also one of my husband’s favorite desserts. I decided to make this for him as a test run for Valentine’s Day. There is nothing better than homemade tiramisu! I thought it would be harder to make that what it was. Of course if you made your own ladyfingers it would be. I was able to enjoy this 100% gluten free too! I used Schar Gluten Free Ladyfingers. The most expensive ingredient was the mascarpone cheese, I purchased it for $5.89 for an 8 oz tub and then the lady fingers which were around $5.00. I had everything else so the price per serving was $1.82 each (large servings). I have seen this dessert as much as $10 per serving in nice Italian restaurants.
You could even create this in the shape of a heart or decorate it with the cocoa in the shape of a heart. I may try that for Valentine’s Day. Be sure to Re-PIN this recipe so you have it when you are ready!
- 3 egg yolks (large eggs)
- 3 egg whites (large eggs)
- (If you don’t want to use raw eggs then you can substitute ¾ cup heavy whipping cream instead)
- 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Rum (or you can use ½ tsp – 1 tsp. rum extract)
- 5.3 oz package Ladyfingers
- 1¼ (10 oz) cups brewed coffee or espresso
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- Soak the ladyfingers well in coffee.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff.
- In a separate bowl beat 3 egg yolks with sugar, then add the mascarpone cheese and rum (or rum extract).
- (If you are not using eggs when you beat the whipping cream with the sugar and add to the mascarpone cheese with rum or rum extract)
- Carefully fold egg whites into the cream mixture. Do not overmix.
- Arrange the soaked lady fingers in a shallow glass pan (I used a 9×9 pan).
- Cover them with ½ of the cream mixture.
- Add another layer of lady fingers.
- Cover with a layer of cream mixture.
- Sprinkle with cocoa powder and refrigerate for 6 hours.
- I used a pampered chef shaker to lightly dust or a sifter or sieve would work.
- I used Schar Gluten Free Lady Fingers to make this a gluten free recipe.
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