Monday, March 19, 2012

Tiramisu Martini

I am always looking for quick but impressive desserts to make for dinner parties when I don't have a lot of time to prepare. We were out all day with some international foodie guests at the Fish Market for lunch and  Zumbo's Patisserie at the Star for dessert, so I didn't have any time to put a fancy, technical dessert together.

I decided to whip up this delicious classic: a quick Tiramisu which I jazzed up a bit by serving in Martini Glasses. For the Sweet Adventure Blog Hop, hosted this month, by Kitchen Crusader, it was a perfect dessert to feature with 3 distinct layers with different textures and flavours on each, making up the perfect "pick me up!" (that's what Tiramisu means)

Tiramisu Martinis
makes 6 Martini Glasses

3 Eggs Separated
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
250g Mascarpone Cheese
Small cup of Espresso Coffee, cooled
1 tbsp liqueur (I used Kahlua)
Small packet of Savoiardi biscuits
3 tbs Grated chocolate


  • Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick and creamy. It's done when it's almost white;
  • Add Mascarpone and beat until just combined, taking care not to over beat, or the cheese might start to split;
  • Put the Espresso and liqueur into a shallow bowl;
  • Dip biscuits into the coffee mix quickly, and set aside;
  • Whisk egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into the Mascarpone mix;
  • Put the first layer of biscuits in the bottom of the Martini glasses;
  • Layer Mascarpone mix followed by grated chocolate and then add another layer of biscuits, remainder of the Mascarpone mix finishing with a layer of grated chocolate;
  • Refrigerate to set, but take the glasses out of the fridge half an hour to an hour before serving to soften slightly.

9 comments:

Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy said...

A quick dessert is a good dessert. It looks lovely Michelle. Chocolate and coffee together are a personal weakness - delicious

Tenille @ My Family Table said...

Well there you go, I've learnt something today! I didn't know that tiramisu translated to 'pick me up'. I guess it's the coffee? Though it's quite conceivable that you could hear me say 'pick me up from the floor, I can't move' after I've eaten a healthy serving of tiramisu :-)

chocolatesuze said...

mmm gotta love delicious desserts that are quick to whip up!

Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said...

You are speaking my language now! Love it. Very stylish.. and tasty.

K-bobo said...

Everything looks good in a Martini glass!! Except maybe boiled eyeballs (but maybe that's just me!). These look delicious and so luxurious!

JJ @ 84thand3rd said...

Fabulous layers in those glasses! Individual servings of anything are always better ;)

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Love the presentation :) looks delicious! Fab job!

Monica said...

What a delicious looking dessert. I can't say no to tiramisu :)

Moya said...

I love desserts presented in glasses they always look so elegant! Tiramisu is a favourite. :)

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