It’s not-a-tiramisu, but it’s as close to an easy tiramisu recipe as you can get. If you are a coffee, liqueur and cream lover, you will adore it.
Minimal cooking involved, just layers and refrigeration. Better to do it the day before.
Layers of creams, lady fingers, chocolate, amaretti cookies, almonds, and coffee.
I did it in a tart pan with a removable base to keep it in place. I added two walls of foiled paper around to maintain the deep shape. I used a vegetable peeler to make the chocolate curls.
(for the cream)
8 oz mascarpone cheese
6 oz heavy cream whipped
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon finely ground coffee
2 oz chocolate chopped into very small pieces
2 oz chocolate curls
1 cup of sliced toasted almonds
1 cup of amaretti cookies crushed into small pieces
2 packets of lady fingers
(for dipping the lady fingers)
4 cups of expresso coffee
4 tablespoons of caster sugar
8 tablespoons of brandy
Make a cream by whisking together the mascarpone cheese, the heavy cream and the sugar. Chill. For dipping the lady fingers make three cups of expresso, stir in the sugar and add the brandy. Place it in a bowl and let it cool.
Start the first layer with the lady fingers dipped into the coffee mixture and lay them in a row in a tart mold, cover with thick cream. Sprinkle with some of the chocolate pieces, spread the second layer, dipping the lady fingers in the coffee mixture, then cover with the cream and sprinkle with the amaretti cookies chopped. Continue the next layer in the same way this time sprinkling with coffee grounded and chocolate pieces.
Cover the top with coffee cream, the chocolate curls and toasted almonds. Chill overnight. Another stress free dessert!!!