I have found that homemade Tiramisu is a big crowd pleaser for holiday parties where everyone brings something, it's fancy and decadent...but it is very expensive to make because of the store bought cookies and the marscapone cheese. I edited a recipe a few years ago to suit my budget and found that everyone loved it and it tasted just like the real thing. It might take a little longer to prepare, but for me that's part of the fun, plus I usually already have most of the ingredients in my pantry, only need to purchase a few of the dairy items. :o)
For the Cake
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted, or use cooking spray)
- 10 large eggs (save 8 whites in a separate bowl)
- 1½ cups sugar
- ¾ cup flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ⅕ teaspoon salt
- ⅕ teaspoon cream of tartar
- mascarpone cream
- ⅘ pint heavy cream
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ cup sugar
- 12 ounces mascarpone cheese (for a substitute mix 6 oz whipped cream cheese with 6 oz ricotta, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of honey)
For the Coffee Syrup
- 1½ cups espresso coffee (or dark French roast - brewed)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 4 tablespoons kahlua (use extracts if you don't want alcohol)
For the Garnish
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
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Tiramisu (on a Low $ Budget) is a community recipe submitted by kansley and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.
Make your self a millionaire's coffee with the espresso, cream, KahlÃºa, and rum. Get to work on creating your dessert. Tomorrow your Tiramisu will be the talk of the party!