Monday, 5 March 2012

Quick Tiramisu made with a 'Surprise Ingredient', step by step


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Hi All!
I’m too excited as I type this post on my laptop and I’m telling myself again and again, Yes, I did it. I know, I’m just another lover of Tiramisu and Tiramisu being such a popular dessert, so many versions are available on the net for one to try. But I had to make my version with my inputs and tweaks… and I’m glad that the tweak worked and I can challenge you to try it and fall in love with this dessert again, if you already love it. And for those who have not tried Tiramisu, you have definitely missed something very tasty in your life!


I had tasted this sinful, luscious, melt in mouth dessert for the first time at Taj Aguada, Goa, ages back and had completely fallen for it. After that the word Tiramisu would make my mouth water and dearest S would always order it just to observe the expressions on my face, while I savoured it. I wanted to try this dessert at home but never knew how to make it. I surfed the net and was introduced to the name Mascarpone Cheese and I spotted it later in a gourmet store but the price tag could not motivate me to buy. Finally, after so many years this cheese is available in Indian market manufactured by an Indian company at an affordable price.So, about a week back I decided in the morning, no matter what comes in my way, I’ll make this dessert that day. I had already bought the lady fingers in my previous city and I had the sugar, coffee and the rest of it ready…

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The original recipe demands a coffee liqueur, usually Kahlua or sherry is added to the preparation for the special effect. But I had something else in mind. A few years back when we had visited S’s friend M (who is now the MD of Godrej, Nature’s Basket, a gourmet store, where I loved shopping during my Mumbai days in Lokhandwala, Andheri, which was there first store) he offered me wine to drink and I refused politely saying that I am not into drinks. He gave me many other options and the non drinker that I’m, I kept refusing. Finally he asked me what do I like to drink and I replied a cold coffee or a virgin Pina Colada. On hearing my choice of drinks, he said, I’ve a perfect drink for you which I’m sure you will like, it’s a fruit liqueur  made in Africa using the fruit of Marula, which is creamy and  has a taste similar to coffee. Reluctantly I agreed to have a v.small  glass of that liqueur with loads of ice.

I was so surprised at myself when I sipped it, that I had actually quite liked the taste. Later on, I forgot about the drink but S did not! On our trip to Nepal, S picked this bottle and gifted me. I never had the liqueur again but the flavour did motivate me to use it rightly in some recipe and I finally used it in my Tiramisu and guess what, it gave an excellent taste and my idea of using  it turned out a HIT. The liqueur is called Amarula. Though adding liqueur is completely optional but believe me it makes a huge difference to the flavour and taste. Do try it and then praise me for my innovation, Smile with tongue out.

Excuse me for not able to cut perfect squares of the dessert as I had set it in a larger square dish and the dessert being so soft and the temperature rising now could not hold it’s shape perfectly during the clicks.

                
                            TIRAMISU  MADE WITH AMARULA LIQUER
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Preparation Time:20mins
Serves: 10People


Ingredients

200ml Medium-full fat cream
200gms Mascarpone Cheese
1/2cup castor sugar
3/4cup water
5-6tsp coffee powder (use premium quality)
12 lady fingers (biscuits) or Baked sponge cake pieces
3tsp coffee essence/ vanilla essence
3tbsp Amarula Liqueur (optional)
chocolate and coffee powder mix for garnishing


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Method

Boil water and add the coffee powder and mix. Cool and add the essence and the liqueur.
Mix the mascarpone and sugar for a minute and add about 1/4 cup coffee mix to it.
Beat the cream on an ice bath till firm peaks are formed and then fold it into the mascarpone gently.
Keep two 5x5 inch square dishes or a 10x10 dish ready. Soak the lady fingers one by one in the remaining coffee mix and line at the base of the dish, spread a layer of the Mascarpone and then layer again with the soaked lady fingers and finish with Mascarpone layer. Chill  for 5-6 hours to set.
Sprinkle chocolate and coffee powder on top and serve.


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With Holi just a few days away, this dessert is a perfect way to treat your friends.
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37 comments:

faseela said...

wow...yummy tiramisu....superb....

priya said...

Very yummy and tempting

Radhika said...

OMG. I love your version very much Pari.

Priya Sreeram said...

nice twist to the yum dessert; good one pari

Rosh said...

Tiramisu is my favourite dessert! Yours looks absol delicious!


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Amarendra said...

I am drooling here.. awesome!!!!

Anisha Ranjit said...

Awesome twist... I'm a Tiramisu fan too.. I love all versions n variations, I Yet to taste a tiramisu I don't like... So I'm guessing I'd like this twist in flavour.

The pictures look amazing...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking tiramisu dear...can't take my eyes off from the screen

Deepa
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Kanchan said...

wow .. hats of to you .. any version of Tiramisu is always a welcome and yours look perfect.

Prathibha said...

I love tiramisu and liked ur new twist

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sinfully delicious, great effort! Lovely pics too pari!

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy and delicious triamusu cake

Hema said...

Even I love this, you have made it perfectly, I'll have to check on the liquor..

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so tempting and is making me drool... Nice clicks...

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

I can't believe you did it in 20 minutes!! It's so easy and damn good.
I'd be glad if I could see this in my event space.

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Aarthi said...

yummy recipe..Perfectly made

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San said...

Who will not fall for this dessert? My all time fav dessert is tiramisu, it's so tempting.

Rachana said...

I am a big fan of tiramisu and you have done an excel job.

Anu said...

WOW!! Looks deeeelicious

Kanan said...

I ate tiramisu yesterday at olive garden. one of my fav dessert. your version is so simple and delicious looking. love it

Teena Mary said...

wow..what a tempting recipe! Loved the twist!!! You've perfectly made :)

Rajee Mani said...

Lovely tiramisu and wonderful pictures. Great job on finding a good substitute to Kahlua :-)

maha said...

yummy n tasty recipe dear..vl try this......
Maha

Jayasri Ravi said...

Not to worry about the pics, it's the dessert which is appealing, This is my daughter's favourite dessert.., It looks appealing.., it looks delicious.. pari

Anzz said...

That looks delicious ... What a nice twist to a regular recipe.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

oh wow! i LOVE tiramisu too, its my absolute absolute favourite.... where did u manage to find ladies finger sponge in india?

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Thanks for linking sweetheart. I've amended it. :)

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PrathibhaSreejith said...

Tiramisu is one of our family fav dessert. This recipe sounds awesome with Amarula, nice pics n well explained Pari :)

Preeti Garg said...

yummy dessert....Awesome....

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Spandana said...

I love Tiramisu too.. and yours looks very irresistible!!
Very very delicious!!

Rasi said...

Wow! these look totally fab & step wise pics.. i can imagine the excitement in creating the dish & awesome innovation too! Thanks a ton for linking it :)

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Recipe world said...

Wow, lovely recipe dear..never tried Tiramisu at home till now. Bookmarking this recipe for my experiments.
Loved your space and happy to follow you :)

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Farah said...

looks so yummy pari! following u too......

Rathai said...

Absolutely delicious!

Jaleela said...

amazing Tiramisu

Amy said...

Looks so delicious....

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Anonymous said...

Very nice and simple recipe. Which Indian brand is selling Mascarpone, can you tell me?

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