Monday, September 3, 2012


We were having one of Justin's coworkers over for dinner, for which I made my mom's spaghetti and meatballs. I wanted to make something Italian for dessert to go with it, and what's a better choice than tiramisu? It's really great for a dinner party or other special occasion because it seems fancy but is actually really easy to make at home, aside from the part where I had to drive all over town looking for ladyfingers. Additionally, for the best flavor you should make it the day before, also freeing up time to spend cooking the rest of your meal the day of.


6 egg yolks
3/4 c sugar
2/3 c milk
16 oz mascarpone cheese
1/2 c double-strength coffee, at room temperature
1/4 c rum
24 ladyfingers, cut in half hamburger bun-style
8 oz Cool Whip
Cocoa powder


Whisk egg yolks, sugar, and milk together in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Whisk mascarpone into egg mixture until well-combined and lump-free.

Meanwhile, combine coffee and rum in a small bowl. Place 24 ladyfinger halves cut side down in a 9"x13" casserole dish. Use a pastry brush to coat ladyfingers with half of coffee mixture. Cover with half of mascarpone mixture, spread into an even layer. Top with 4 oz Cool Whip. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours.

Before serving, dust top of each serving with cocoa powder.

Servings: 12

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