Gastronomer's Guide: Simple Tiramisu
For a lazy summer afternoon, tiramisu is the perfect pick-me-up. Its literal translation is pick me up (tira mi su). Tiramisu is one of those desserts that has as many different versions as there are mothers in Italy. This is my simple yet traditional version of the easy to assemble, no-bake, no-cook dessert. Mascarpone can be found in Italian specialty stores usually in an 8-ounce or 17-ounce container. Feel free to use all 17 ounces if purchasing the latter size. Note: Leave out the raw eggs if you are uncomfortable using them or use pasteurized eggs. 4 large eggs, separated1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar16 ounces mascarpone cheese1-1/2 cups brewed coffee1/2 cup coffee liqueur40 store-bought ladyfingers1 cup heavy creamcocoa powderbittersweet chocolate In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and cup of sugar until light and fluffy. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. In a small bowl combine coffee and coffee liqueur.