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Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
I have been searching for a wonderful tiramisu recipe for so long and this is the taste, texture, and richness I was looking for. I found it online at a Emeril site. I did look at all the tiramisu recipes on zaar but they were basicly all recipes I've tried before so I wanted something original, and different, but "authentic" cook time is refrigeration time.
Hot milk sponge cake
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 10 tablespoons brewed espresso
- 10 tablespoons hot water
- 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 3 eggs, seperated
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- enough cocoa powder, to sprinkle over top
- enogh powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top
- sponge cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- grease and lightly flour a 9*13 inch sheet tray.
- heat milk and butter until the butter melts.
- stir the flour and baking powder together.
- put the eggs, sugar, and yolks, in a bowl and set over a hot water bath, whisking until the egg mixture triples in size.
- fold in the flour mixture and the milk.
- pour into prepared pan.
- bake 10-15 minutes or until done.
- Mascarpone cream: Combine the espresso, water and the Grand Marnier, set aside.
- combine the mascarpone and the rum in a large bowl, beat until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks, and 3 Tbsps of the sugar together until smooth.
- set over a hot water bath and beat for 3 minutes until light and foamy.
- remove from heat, and without waiting beat this mixture into the mascarpone mixture.
- set aside.
- whip the cream until the cream holds a firm shape.
- fold in vanilla.
- in two samll additions, fold about 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture into the whipped cream.
- then fold the whipped cream into the remaining mascarpone mixture.
- Set aside.
- beat the egg whites and salt on medium until foamy.
- Increase the speed and add the remaining 3 Tbsps sugar,beat until glossy not dry.
- assembly: cut the sponge cake in half crosswise.
- place in a pan large enough to fit the halved sponge cake snugly.
- moisten the cake with half of the espresso mixture.
- top with half of the mascarpone mixture, spreading evenly.
- sprinkle generously with cocoa powder, and podwered sugar.
- top with other half of sponge cake layer.
- moisten with remaining mascarpone mixture, spreading evenly.
- sprinkle generously with cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
- Refrigerate, uncovered for two hours.
I actually have used this recipe for many years ago and it was by Maida Heatter. The instructions neglect to tell you to fold in the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture. I like doing this one with pound cake, but the traditional way to make this is by using ladyfingers. If you use the ladyfingers, make sure that you use Savoiardi ladyfingers - they are dryer than the cake-like version and won't desintegrate when you soak them in the coffee mixture.<br/><br/>This recipe is by far the best tiramisu that you can make. It's a little bit of time to do, but it's all beating, really, and very, VERY easy to make. Enjoy!
This is the exact recipe I've been using for about 2 years now. It is certainly a bit of work, but well worth it as my wife will testify when I make this. It doesn't last long. The Grand Marnier comes through just enough to taste it along with the rum. Treat yourself, this is great!