Saturday, September 19, 2015

Gluten-Free No-Fail Tiramisu

       Alright, so this is one of my favorite desserts to make for special occasions.  In fact, when two of my really good friends recently got married, as per their request, providing my baking skills was my wedding gift to them!  One of the recipes they especially wanted me to make was this particular dessert.  Since I had this recipe fresh in my mind, I decided it was time to share one of my most decadent treats, that also happens to be a family favorite: Tiramisu!

You'll need:

6 egg yolks

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2  5.3 oz packages of Schar Gluten-Free Lady Fingers

2 1/2 cups strong coffee, cooled

A glass trifle dish to show off this beauty
       In a metal bowl with an electric mixer, whip the yolks and sugar together.  Keep beating until light yellow and fluffy.  Next, whip in all of the mascarpone, a little at a time, .

       In a separate metal bowl, whip the cream with a whisk attachment.  Whip on high until stiff peaks form and the cream looks very fluffy.  Then, use a silicone spatula to fold small amounts of whipped cream into the sugar/egg mixture.  Continue this process until you have folded in all of the whipped cream.
       In a large measuring cup, mix together the cooled coffee and extracts.

*Note- I decided to save time and use a simpler method for the coffee.  I used three Starbucks Via packets mixed with 2 1/2 cups of room temperature water.  Voila!  Either way works great.

       In a shallow dish, pour in about a half-inch of coffee.  You’ll need to add more as you go, but we don't want to have too much coffee in the dish at one time.  Then, dip a lady finger cookie into the coffee.  Let it absorb just enough coffee to be moist but not to where it starts falling apart.  Place the cookie on the bottom of the trifle dish.  Repeat this process until the bottom of the dish is covered completely.
       Next, scoop a generous amount of cream on top of the prepared cookies and spread evenly.
       Repeat this process until you have four layers each of coffee-kissed cookies and cream.  Dust the top with a bit of dark cocoa powder for garnish, then place in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
      That's it!  Pretty simple, but always impressive and completely delicious.  Be prepared to receive requests for this recipe from now on.  Enjoy!

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