Friday, July 8, 2016

Buggy Update, Rain.

I am not sure how much you will hear from me over the next few days. The pest control people come in on Tuesday so have a lot to do to prep for them. As I have already said, a friend is coming in on Monday to help us as the main thing to be done will be vacuuming and I just cannot cope with that any more.

We finally got some rain this afternoon but I didn't really see how much as I was busy with something else and only noticed later that things were pretty wet.

I love Tiramisu but haven't made it in a very long time, not sure why. However, this appeared in my inbox today and I thought "ahh".

Classic Tiramisu
Life, Love and Sugar.
Yield: 12-14 people
Ingredients
6 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 (17.5 ounce) package ladyfingers
6 tbsp warm water
4 tbsp espresso
2 cups Kahlua
1 tsp cocoa powder, for dusting
Instructions
1. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish. If you want to be able to remove the tiramisu from the pan when done so that you can see the layers, I suggest lining the pan with parchment paper that sticks up over the sides, then putting a cardboard cake rectangle in the bottom of the pan. The tiramisu will be supported by the cardboard when you remove it using the parchment paper.
2. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a metal mixing bowl set over a pot.
3. Cook for about 10 minutes, with heat on low, stirring constantly.
4. When done, whip yolks with mixer until they thicken and yellow a bit.
5. Add mascarpone to whipped yolks and mix until combined.
6. If you have a second metal mixing bowl, use it for your whipped cream. If not, put mascarpone mixture into another bowl and get your metal mixer bowl clean.
7. Place metal bowl and whisk into freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
8. Remove bowl and whisk from freezer, add whipping cream to bowl and whip with mixer. Whip until soft peaks form, about 5-7 minutes.
9. Fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture.
10. Dissolve espresso into warm water, then combine with the Kahlua.
11. One at a time, dip the ladyfingers into the Kahlua mixture for about 4-6 seconds. The longer you dip the ladyfingers, the stronger the flavor will be. As you dip the ladyfingers, lay them into the bottom of the 9x13 pan. You should be able to get two rows in a layer.
12. Spoon half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
13. Repeat ladyfinger layer, then top with remaining mascarpone mixture.
14. Dust the top with cocoa powder.
15. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight, then remove from pan (if desired) and serve.

NOTE: If you prefer a less strong (in terms of alcohol content) tiramisu, then reduce the amount of Kahlua and add more water and espresso.


Have a great day
 

24 comments:

  1. Wishing you all the best with the bug issue. May it soon disappear!

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    1. Thanks Yolanda. I hope so too.

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  2. Those nasty pests - may the problem be resolved soon!

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  3. I sure hope this latest attempt to kill the bugs works.

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    1. Me too Denise. They have mostly gone so with any luck this should be the end of it.

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  4. I hope you don't wear yourselves out!

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  5. I'm such a bad Italian. I've only ever had tiramisu once. It wasn't something my family made or served. Lots of pastries, but never tiramisu.

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  6. My husband likes Tiramisu; I might have to make this for him. Good luck with all your preparations!

    betty

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    1. Hope it works OK for you Betty. Thanks.

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  7. I hope this finally gets rid of your bugs.

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  8. I'm glad you have someone coming to help you. This is very tiring for you and your husband and I don't just mean physically. I hope it all works out well. Do your best to rest

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    1. Thanks Birgit, we will. You are right, it is very tiring.

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  9. It's lovely that your friend is helping you. I promise I would have if I lived closer than Australia. My Dad makes a mean tiramisu. Good luck with the bugs, Jo.

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    1. Excuses, excuses Pinky. Distance should be no problem LOL. I used to make a mean tiramisu don't know why I haven't in so long.

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  10. I'm glad you've got someone to help you. May this be the end of the the little beasties.

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    1. I hope so too Helen, you have no idea how much I hope so.

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  11. I hope they get it right this time, Jo. Ack.

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  12. Hey Jo,

    I'm rather out of the blogging loop. I do note that the pesky pests are still a concern. May that aggravating situation end soon.

    I love tiramisu.

    Gary

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    1. Thanks Gary, I do so hope this time it is ended successfully. I never knew this could happen.

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