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Sunday, June 30, 2013


Early of the year I made a challenge with myself, to make The Tiramisu before the year is up.  Finally, I did it yesterday.  It's so super duper delicious, if I may say so...  .

I thought it's going to be so complicated but actually it's so easy to make.  Well, at least this recipe that I found from my Good Housekeeping cookbook, is very easy.  My son's feedback, 'mom, this tastes like the professionals made it'. Thank you, son.  Looks like mom can make this again.  heehhee..

Since we have homemade pizza for dinner (well, half homemade - I bought the pizza bread), decided to go Italian all the way...hence the Tiramisu.  This is a very rich dessert.  It's creamy with mascarpone cheese and whipping cream.  That's why its so good...hmm..gotta to take a break now to have a piece of the Tiramisu..simply irresistible.  Will be right back! 

Okay, I'm back.  Happy and satisfied.
Here's the recipe.
1/4 cup hot espresso or very strong brewed coffee
3 tbsp brandy
2 tbsp plus 1/2 cup sugar
18 crisp Italian ladyfingers
1/3 cup milk
1 container (500g) mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup heavy or whipping cream
unsweetened cocoa powder

1. In a plate, stir coffee, brandy and 2 tbsp sugar until sugar dissolved; cool to room temperature. Dip both sides of 9 lady fingers into coffee mixture, one at a time, to soak and arrange in single layer in 8 inch square baking dish.
2. In large bowl, stir milk and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until sugar has dissolved. Stir in mascarpone until blended.
3. In small bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat cream until soft peaks form.  With rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture until blended. Spread half of mixture over ladyfingers in baking dish.
4. Dip remaining ladyfingers into coffee mixture and arrange on top of mascarpone mixture. Spread with remaining mascarpone mixture.  Refrigerate 3 hours or up to overnight.
5. Just before serving, dust with cocoa powder.

Here's the pizza, Pizza Margherita.  Not gonna post the recipe since I had done so in one of my very early posts.

Black Pepper Pizza...

Enjoyed by my beloveds...

Err.. wheather is freaking hot in's homemade Vanilla Ice Cream to tempt you a little further.. 


  1. Lol! what a great idea for my tea time

  2. Even though tiramisu luks complicated, it's a real easy desrt 2 make...

  3. An italian night - i just love the idea.
    Your cake looks so yummy!

  4. A sweet classic!
    The pizza looks great too.

  5. Hi Jen, now that's an Italian feast! From Pizza to dessert, great job!

  6. Oh my! this is definitely a tempting post full with goodies that I wanted to makan ! Your tiramisu looks like calling me ! I want a huge piece PLS! LOL

  7. I like the look of the Tiramisu and Pizza Margarita; it is tempting! Can share the vanilla ice-cream? =D

  8. This look amazing! I love Tiramisú and this look delicious Jen!

    (finally I can comment!!)

  9. My all time favourite dessert. Your recipe looks great!

  10. you're making my mouth super duper watering!! is my english correct ar? hehe..

  11. I really need to make me some Tiramisu Jen. Yours looks absolutely heavenly! I always forget how easy it is to make. Although I'm sure mine wouldn't look as "pretty." And your son approves too. That's always a good thing:) I'll pass on the pizza but that ice cream well, it's another scorcher in sunny PA!

    Thanks so much for sharing...

  12. Hi Jenn, I love your awesome tiramisu. My top favorite and I never get tired of eating it. Your pizza look inviting and ice cream is so refreshing.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  13. Maybe i should give tiramisu an attempt one of these days too, looks like something manageable and yours look tempting :) Must have been an enjoyable meal with pizza and 2 desserts!

  14. Mmmm... Always one of my favorites! Deliciousness!

  15. the shot of the ice cream cone :) I've never made tiramisu before, but I always reckon it looks so good! Definitely need to try making it myself- yours looks amazing!

  16. wah wah wah everythg look super good! d tiramisu especially!

  17. Wah, simply drooling! Your tiramisu looks so good! And the pizza, and the ice cream! Lucky family! Still got some more-ah?

  18. Tiramisu looks gorgeous and professional. And pizza & Ice-cream looks delicious too. I'm coming over to your house ;)

  19. The tiramisu looks wonderful and the pizza just perfection! It looks like it is thoroughly being enjoyed, as it should be.
    It is so nice when the kids compliment the cooking. It truly energizes to cook more and more!!
    Blessings my dearest. Catherine xo

  20. Tiramisu is one of my absolute favorites and a dessert I still haven't gotten the chance to try. Yours looks fantastic...gosh I will I could just dive right into that.

    Thank you for visiting!


  21. Excellent post – thanks so much.


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