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Lori’s Favorite Italian Dessert – Tiramisu

When I was planning my Italian Classics Class, I had to include Tiramisu as the dessert.  It is Lori’s favorite Italian dessert.  When we were in Italy, Lori ate Tiramisu 8 times in the two weeks we were there.

Since it needs to sit, I made the dessert for tonight’s class this morning.  It is a fairly simple recipe, but finding the ladyfinger cookies can be a challenge.  I checked with the European Market on South Parkway in Huntsville and they had one of the three brands I was looking for, imported from Italy!  With the cookie problem solved, it was off to make the dessert.

First, mixed together the egg yolks, sugar and salt.  Then added dark rum and the mascapone cheese and mixed until smooth.  Moved the egg mixture to a big bowl and whipped cream in the mixer.  Folded the whipped cream into the egg/cheese mixture.

Mixed some coffee with espresso powder (you don’t want to drink this mixture…) and rum and now it’s time to dip.  Dipped the ladyfingers in the coffee and arranged in the dish for the bottom layer.

Topped with 1/2 of the filling and dusted with cocoa powder.  Repeat the same steps for the second layer and we have a finished dessert!

Not a difficult dessert, but a real crowd pleaser!

Buon Giorno

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