Friday, March 17, 2006

Tiramisu for you?

Tomorrow we're going to a potluck dinner, and the food theme is Italian. So I offered to bring tiramisu, although I've never made it before! (Is is truly Italian?) Somehow I always seem to try new recipes on guests or friends...I guess I'm too lazy to try them otherwise.

Anyway, I searched the Web for recipes, and there are LOTS to choose from. I couldn't believe the choices. I didn't realize the *traditional* recipe calls for uncooked egg yolks, which I wanted to avoid. I did find lots of recipes that offered a *cooked* egg option, so I selected one from that list.

Here's a look at the assembly process, starting with the bottom layer of espresso-dipped ladyfingers and a blanket of filling.

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Then it's time for another layer of the sponge cake brushed with espresso.

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And a final layer of filling, topped with chocolate shavings.

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I'm having a hard time not digging into this right now. I can tell you, though, after licking the bowl, the filling is quite delicious. I can't wait 'till dinner tomorrow!

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