As I mentioned in this post my friend Melissa and I went to a cooking class. The menu was perfect for me; risotto, pasta and polenta. I couldn’t have come up with a menu better suited for me if I tried. The only problem was the dessert. The chef, Dave, was making us tiramisu. I do not like tiramisu. I do not like coffee. I do not even like anything coffee flavored. But Dave was making it so I figured I might as well give it a try. Surprise! I loved it. Sometimes, I get it in my head that I do not like something. And then when I actually try it, it turns out I do like it! Why do I do that?

In this case maybe I never should have tried it though. Now I can make delicious homemade tiramisu just like Dave. It is dangerous! Luckily, I was able to bring this over to my friend’s house for dinner. I saved one piece for myself and my friends ate some and they took the rest home. If it were sitting in my fridge I would have eaten it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day until it was gone. I don’t know how this tiramisu compares to other tiramisus but everyone seemed to like it. It is very light and does not have a real strong coffee flavor. It was just perfect for me. Dave made homemade lady fingers but I cheated and bought store bought ones. I have a feeling this will be a dessert I find myself making over and over again!

Here is what you'll need

Whip your cream and add the vanilla

Combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil

Soften the gelatin in water and mix well

Add the gelatin to the sugar/water mixture. Mix.

Begin whipping your egg yolks

Keep going, we are looking for a pale yellow color

There we go! See how light that got?

Add your sugar/gelatin mixture to the eggs

Keep whipping!

Line the pan with ladyfingers and brush with the coffee

While the coffee is being absorbed fold the mascarpone cheese into the whipped eggs

Next, fold in the whipped cream

Spread half of the filling over the ladyfingers

Line with the second layer of ladyfingers, brush with coffee, and spread the rest of the filling over the ladyfingers

Sprinkle generously with cocoa powder

Tiramisu is the perfect dessert to bring to any holiday party!