This is our new favorite dessert. Not an exaggeration -- we were talking to some family about favorite desserts and this tiramisu topped both of our lists. I had been talking about making tiramisu for a while but had never gotten around to it. Partly because I would forget about it and partly because I was intimidated by it. It just sounds fancy...and hard. My husband recently requested this for his birthday dessert which forced me to finally make it.
I had only had tiramisu a few times before and my husband had it in Italy so I knew he would have high standards. Well, this was amazing - beyond my expectations. And it does take a little bit of work but it's not hard by any means. The steps are so easy to follow that it was easy for me to make during naptime. It's recommended to make ahead of time which is perfect for serving at a party or with guests.
We had the leftovers the next two nights and they were just as delicious, too!
Taken from The Best of America's Test Kitchen
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee, at room temperature
- 3 tbsp rum
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1/3 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 pound mascarpone (8 oz), NOT at room temperature
- 1/4 cup cold heavy cream
- 18 lady fingers
- 1 oz grated bittersweet chocolate