Friday 15 May 2020

Tiramisu Recipe

I find sharing recipes on blog seem more organised than on Instagram, so here we are sharing some makes and bakes we've been using to keep our home time relatively occupied. First up, Tiramisu. A long time recipe our neighbour, shared with us. Our kids' all time favourite! Alcohol is optional of course.

This is one recipe that requires no flour and no bake. Just need more patience to savour it, as it needs to sit at least 4 hours (or overnight) in the refrigerator. 

4 pasteurised eggs (separate the whites and yolks)
500g mascarpone cheese
5 tbs fine sugar
60ml rum (or kahlua)
1 cup espresso (room temperature with a little sugar) 
Ladyfinger biscuit (200g per pack)
Cocoa for dusting

1. Whisk egg whites till stiff peak. Set aside.
2. In another large bowl, whisk egg yolk and sugar till pale yellow
3. Add mascarpone cheese. Whisk till incorporated.
4. Mix in rum.
5. Add the whisked egg white into the yolk mixture. Set aside.
6. Pour espresso onto a plate, wide enough to half dip the ladyfinger biscuits.
7. Half dip the non-sugar side of the ladyfingers and assemble the ladyfingers as base in a transparent casserole, about 6 to 7cm deep. Sugared side upwards.
8. Pour in a layer of the liquid mixture (about 1 to 1.5cm) over the assembled ladyfingers. Depending how deep and wide your casserole is.
9. Dust off with cocoa powder.
10. Repeat steps 7 to 9. You should be able to repeat 2 cycles of the same layers. The top layer ends with the dusting of cocoa powder.
11.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

This portion fits well for a 17 by 8cm rectangular casserole. You may also cut the ladyfingers biscuits to fit the size of dessert cups/containers you are using.

You may portion the liquid mixture into half, for alcohol and non-alcohol. And have them poured into smaller casseroles to set.


Here's the lovely part about spending kitchen time with kids. We can use these baking moments to connect with our child. I schedule individual bake and cook duties with each child throughout the week. It is a strategy to spark more conversations between each child and me. Children are more likely to share and talk when we are doing something together. It can be a play session, a ride in a car, building something or even through baking. Be sure that no one is rushing, but only enjoying the process of baking and connecting.

Best conversations can actually take place while something else is happening. Instead of the usual sit down sessions.

Have a wonderful time bonding through food creation.

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