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30 Apr

I recently got a new cookbook, Phaidons “Silver Spoon” aka the Bible of Authentic Italian Cooking. That book is exactly that, its a bible of how to’s, why’s, and secret recipes of brilliant italian chefs. I wanted to try making their Tiramisu, lets just say my hubby came back for thirds. One serving is just not enough! so so so so SO delicious.

Tiramisu (Serves 6)
2 egg whites
4 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups of confectioners sugar
1 3/4 cups of mascarpone cheese
7 ounces of lady fingers
3/4 cup of freshly brewed extra strong coffee (cooled)
7 ounces of semisweet chocolate, grated
unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Stiffly whisk the egg whites in a grease free bowl. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in another bowl until pale and fluffy. Gently fold in the mascarpone, then the egg whites. Make a layer of ladyfingers on the base of a deep, rectangular serving dish and brush them evenly with coffee. Cover with a layer of the mascarpone  cream and sprinkle with a little grated chocolate. Continue making layers until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of mascarpone cream. Dust with cocoa and chill in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.

Check out Dave getting thirds… and us being silly!