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.


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.

Keely 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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