Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tiramisu' al Lampone (Tiramisu with Raspberries)

The other day we had a visit from a cousin of ours that we had never met.  She was very nice and it was a great to meet members of the family we've never met before.  I already had lasagna (click for recipe) planned for the day so I wanted to get a dessert together that stuck with the Italian theme of the day.  This was when dad suggested a tiramisu, specifically Tiramisu' al lampone (Tiramisu' with Raspberries).  This recipe comes from a cookbook sold by 5 brothers pasta sauce.  5 brothers is still around, it's just marketed under the Bertolli name now.  The recipe in the cookbook was an ultra decadent traditional tiramisu made with mascarpone and marsala wine.  This is not a cheap dessert, this is a "pull out all the stops I want to impress the guests" dessert.  Don't be tempted to replace the mascarpone with cream cheese.  You won't be saving anything and the loss of flavor and texture will result in an insipid end result that will be reminiscent of restaurant tiramisu everywhere.  Make this a day ahead if you can, it needs a minimum of 8 hours to chill and set.



Tiramisu' with Fresh Raspberries
6 Large Egg Yolks
1C Sugar
1C Marsala Wine
1/2C Strong Coffee, Cooled
1 1/2lbs Mascarpone Cheese, Softened
6oz Ladyfingers
12oz Fresh Raspberries
4oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped finely or grated

Take a double boiler and add some water in bottom pot and bring to the simmer.  In top pot add egg yolks and sugar.  Beat well until light and fluffy.  Whisk in 3/4C Marsala wine and place over boiling water.  Whisk constantly until mixture becomes creamy and doubles in volume, about 5 mins.  Remove from heat and whisk in expresso and cheese until smooth.  Set aside to cool.  Brush ladyfingers with remaining 1/4C marsala and line bottom and sides of a trifle bowl or suitable dish.  Pour in half of cheese mixture, top with 1/2 of raspberries and some grated chocolate.  Make a layer of  remaining ladyfingers and pour over remaining cheese mixture.  Top with raspberries and grated chocolate as in picture above.  Refrigerate 8 hours or preferably overnight.  Makes 8 servings and it's about 460 calories per serving.

4 comments:

  1. Oh it was a big hit at dinner. Very rich, I wouldn't want to make this more than once a year.

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  2. Hmm...seems like I'll make this soon too!!!!! This is by far the best Tiramisu I have ever had.

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  3. My hubs favorite is tiramisu! The raspberries are a great touch. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog goals - looks like we have a similar outlook! New follower here.
    Kelly

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