I came up with this really easy tiramisu recipe for Valentine's Day and was thrilled that it actually turned out so well! It's really delicious and has a great flavor, and it's not overly sweet. My family loved it too, and the leftovers were quickly devoured. The best part is it only gets better with time, so if it sits in the frig for a couple of days it will still be great.
My pictures certainly don't do this dessert justice. I was in a hurry and took them with my phone, but I promise you won't be disappointed if you make it!
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
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1 cup heavy cream
16 oz. mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
10 oz. espresso or very strong coffee, cooled
24 lady finger cookies
Dark chocolate bar, for grating
Cocoa powder, for dusting
In the bowl of your stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, whip the cream until soft peaks form.
In a large bowl whisk together the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream until completely combined.
Pour the coffee into a shallow bowl and lightly dip 12 of the lady fingers into the coffee. Arrange cookies in a single layer in the bottom of an 8-inch baking dish, breaking as necessary. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the cookies.
Dip the remaining 12 cookies in the coffee and place on top of the first layer, then top with the remaining mascarpone mixture. Using a fine grater, grate the chocolate bar over the top of the dessert, adding as much as you prefer.
Cover the tiramisu with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight before serving. When ready to serve, dust the top of the dessert with cocoa powder and cut into pieces.