I’m such a fan of coffee – flavoring that is. Ice cream, candy, and tiramisu are one (of my many) weaknesses. I’ve been on the hunt to create a tiramisu that is is delicious, tastes like the “real thing” and is “Approved”…Mormon Approved Tiramisu. It kind of rhymes, and I like it! It hasn’t been easy. Trust me. There have been some serious road blocks and frustrations, but in the end? I was victorious.
I mean seriously. Just finding the ingredients was a nightmare.
Ladyfingers – Amazon
Decaf coffee – (in a size that won’t feed me until I’m 73?) – Harmons
Mascarpone cheese – Days Market
Ok ok, so those were my biggies, and I’m being SLIGHTLY over-dramatic about the ingredients. The truth is I was stumped. How do I make something delicious and leave out two of the main ingredients (rum and coffee?).
- 6 egg yolks
- 3/4 C. sugar
- 2/3 c milk
- 1 1/4 c. heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 lb mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 c. decaf coffee room temp
- 2 3 oz packages ladyfinger cookies
- 1 TB cocoa powder
- Xylitol as much as your heart desires
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well blended.
Whisk in milk and cook over medium.
Stir constantly until boiling.
Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and cool slightly.
Cover tightly and chill for 1 hour.
In a different bowl, beat cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
Pull custard out of fridge and whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.
Put coffee in a small bowl.
Dip each ladyfinger into the coffee until soaked.
Arrange half of the lady fingers on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
Spread half of the mascarpone mixture next, then half of the whipped cream.
Sprinkle with cocoa.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.