DeLaurenti's Tiramisu
Serves 6

1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
1/2 pound mascarpone
1 package ladyfingers
2 cups brewed espresso
unsweetened powdered cocoa
semisweet chocolate for shaving

This is our version of a dessert also known as Tuscan Trifle. It's rich, creamy and oh-so-satisfying.

In a bowl, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks. Gradually add mascarpone and continue stirring until the mixture becomes creamy. In another bowl, whip the egg whites to a meringue consistency (stiff peaks). Carefully fold the meringue into the mascarpone mixture.

Quickly and lightly dip enough ladyfingers into the brewed espresso to cover the bottom of an 8" x 8" pan. Using half of the mascarpone mixture, cover the ladyfingers. Dust with powdered cocoa. Repeat the layering process: espresso dipped ladyfingers-mascarpone mixture-powdered cocoa. Finish with shaved chocolate.

Once assembled, shake pan lightly to settle the ingredients. Chill for no less than 2 hours before serving (overnight is preferable). Cut and serve.

Serving Suggestions and Tips: Serve in a glass bowl or stemware for greatest effect.
Posted by Pat on November 29, 2006 1:06 PM

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