Tiramisu is one of our favorite desserts that we love to order when we eat at an Italian restaurant. After researching this dessert a bit, we noticed that the word tiramisu in Italian means pick me up. What a perfect name for a dessert that makes almost anyone smile!
Most tiramisu recipes call for using a double boiler and lots of extra steps in the recipe. This was just a little too high maintenance for us, until we found this easy tiramisu recipe. We adapted the recipe and Blind Pigged it up, and now you have our version of tiramisu.
First you will need to secure all of the ingredients. Most ingredients are easy to find although we want to share a few tips for finding the ladyfingers, mascarpone and Caffe’ Borghetti. We could not find ladyfinger cookies at our local Kroger, although on line it said that some Krogers have it. Our advice is check ahead of time before heading out to buy your ladyfingers. We purchased ours at Sprouts, and we noticed that specialty stores like World Market had some. If you purchase the ladyfingers from your regular grocery store, you may look near the bakery or in a specialty food section of the store.
If you have not purchased mascarpone cheese before, it will be near your specialty cheeses. We found ours in the cheese section near the deli at Kroger. It comes in a small cylindrical container similar to cream cheese.
We have shared many recipes with Caffe’ Borghetti Espresso Liqueur before. (We can’t help ourselves it works so well with some many things!) Look or ask for Caffe’ Borghetti in your favorite store where you purchase other liquor. There is a specific reason why you want Caffe’ Borghetti. Caffe’ Borghetti is the only espresso liqueur that is made from espresso coffee first. How we can best explain it is that other coffee liqueurs are liqueurs that have added a coffee flavor to them. Caffe’ Borghetti makes fresh Italian espresso coffee and THEN adds the alcohol to the coffee. There is a big difference in quality and taste. You may want to order your Caffe’ Borghetti from Drizly which is an on-line liquor store.
This recipe is for making small servings of the tiramisu. You will want to find small serving bowls, cocktail glasses, or if you want the dessert to be really petite, shot glasses. We used small 8 ounce cocktail glasses.
To make this easy dessert you will need to first whip the whipping cream. Whip it with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Place in refrigerator to chill.
Next pour 1/2 cup of Caffe’ Borghetti into a shallow bowl. Break ladyfingers in half and dip both sides of the ladyfingers in the liqueur. Place ladyfingers in the bottom of cocktail glass.
In a mixer beat together the eggs and sugar for four minutes until pale yellow and fluffy. Add in the mascarpone cheese and mix until well incorporated. Fold in the whipping cream with a spatula. Make sure not to over mix.
Add a layer of the cheese mixture atop the ladyfingers. Add another layer of ladyfingers dipped in the espresso liqueur. Add a final layer of cheese mixture.
Top with sifted cocoa powder and shaved, unsweetened chocolate. Place in a refrigerator to chill for a minimum of an hour prior to serving. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Note: This recipe is made with raw eggs. Raw eggs may contain foodborne illnesses.
This low fuss recipe is the perfect pairing for an Italian dinner. It also works well as a dessert that can be made a day ahead. Need a pick me up? Try out the Caffe’ Borghetti Tiramisu and let us know what you think!