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Fresh Expresso For Irish Cream Tiramisu

Asked by MissBobbitt. Answered on 28th December 2019

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I'm making Nigella's Irish Cream Tiramisu and it calls for espresso powder diluted in water for dipping the biscuits. I don't have access to espresso powder, but I do have an espresso machine. Can I use a couple of shots of espresso diluted with additional water instead? If so, what ratio of espresso shot to extra water would you recommend?

Irish Cream Tiramisu
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Irish Cream Tiramisu
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Our answer

Nigella's Irish Cream Tiramisu (from NIGELLA EXPRESS) is a variation on tiramisu that uses Baileys liqueur, a mixture of cream, whiskey and cococa. The sponge fingers are dipped in a Irish coffee-like mixture of coffee and Baileys.

The coffee mixture is quite strong as it uses 9 teaspoons of espresso powder to 350ml of hot water. This is roughly the equivalent of 9 espresso shots, so if you are using freshy brewed coffee then we would suggest making 9 shots of espresso and then adding enough hot water to take the total volume to 350ml.

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