This is actually a dream come true. I came to
know about this beautiful Italian dessert from
the Master Chef USA ( a renowned TV program in star world). It impressed
me at the first sight itself. So my first search was to make the lady finger or
Savoiardi biscuits. Instead of the lady
finger biscuits, any sponge cake can also
be used. But I wanted to make my Tiramisu with the lady finger biscuits itself.
Here, we won't get the lady finger biscuits as such. So baked and got my fresh
lady fingers and done the Tiramisu.
First of all, I made the Tiramisu with the egg
yolks to make the custard and the fresh lady fingers. Next time, I thought that
why can't I make the custard with the custard powder which would definitely
bring down my work. So I made my custard with
the custard powder in the usual procedure. Then I have assembled the custard, soaked ladyfingers to set in
the refrigerator to obtain my Tiramisu. It is then topped with sifted cocoa
powder. I got the basic recipe of Tiramisu and lady fingers from Joy of Baking.
For Custard cream Filling
Powder ( Vanilla Flavored)- 3 tablespoon
Sugar - 4 tablespoon (can be increased or decreased
Extract - 1 tablespoon
(Cubed into small pieces) -1/4 Cup
purpose flour (Maida) - 1/4 Cup
cheese - 1 Cup
strong Brewed Coffee or espresso - 1and 1/2 Cups
white sugar - 1/3 Cup
or Marsala - 1
to 30 crispy lady fingers. If the lady fingers are not available, you can make
homemade ladyfingers. For recipe, click here.
Stir the custard powder and all purpose flour in 1/4 cup milk (at room temperature)
well to avoid any lumps.
Boil the milk and sugar in a saucepan on medium
heat, stirring occasionally and when sugar is completely dissolved and the milk starts to boil, pour the custard
batter into the milk, whisking continuously with a wire whisk (It is better to pour a little and then whisk
and repeat. This is to avoid any lumps). When it boils, continue to stir it for
2 - 3 minutes until the custard thickens.
Remove from heat and pour it to another vessel
and strain it if there are some lumps.
Whisk in the rum, vanilla essence and butter.
Immediately cover the top surface of the custard with a cling film to avoid the
crust formation and refrigerate until it thickens for at least 2 hours.
After the custard is completely cooled and
thick enough, take a separate bowl, with a wooden spoon, beat the mascarpone
cheese until soft and smooth.
Gently fold or whisk the cold custard to the
mascarpone until smooth.
In a bowl or vessel, combine the coffee, sugar
and rum. Taste and add more sugar if required.
Cover a 9x 5x3 inch loaf pan with a plastic
wrap and ensure that the plastic wrap extends over the sides of the loaf pan.
Take the lady fingers one by one and dip in the
coffee soaking syrup and place them side by side.
Completely cover the lady fingers with the 1/3 rd
of the cream filling. Repeat the same for the next layers.
Now cover the Tiramisu with a plastic wrap and
refrigerate until the custard is set ( preferably overnight). Before you cut
the Tiramisu, If you need the Tiramisu more firm (easier to cut), freeze it for
When taken out from the refrigerator, remove
the plastic wrap from the top and gently invert from the loaf pan onto the
serving plate and remove the plastic wrap completely.
Sift cocoa powder or grated chocolate over the
top. I put some chocolate sticks for decoration.
Arrangement of lady fingers onto the loaf pan
If you don't have lady fingers, start the Tiramisu from the
lady fingers. If you didn't get Mascarpone cheese, you can do it homemade using
fresh cream like Amul.
In the next fine morning when Anish tasted it
he told "Dear..... can you make it
frequently...? This is such an amazing dish..." When my youngest brother, Rahul had it, he
asked for more. Tiramisu literally means pick me up. No doubt, whenever you see
Tiramisu you would definitely pick it up...... :P once you tasted. Thank Lord!
my Tiramisu turned to be successful :-)
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