I have no more reason to postpone making tiramisu because the Savoiardi (Lady fingers) packet I bought long time ago is expiring end of this month. Hehe
So over the weekend, I made my first tiramisu following the recipe from the Savoiardi packet itself.
I wouldn’t recommend this recipe to anyone. I have to be very generous when building my Tiramisu – read: not enough cream.
Another reason why I’ve been putting tiramsiu on hold is because of the exorbitant price of mascarpone cheese.
At RM19.90 per tub I think I would just buy ready-made tiramisu from cafes. But of course the joy of whipping one myself is enough to cover the ‘stingy’ side of me. Supermarket price is over RM20++. I bought mine at baking supplies shop.
I can tell you it’s not gonna be ‘authentic’ tiramisu even before I begin. Because I have no espresso (strong coffee)!!! I use normal coffee powder. Kekeke
Psst… can someone tell me where to buy espresso powder?
Anyway I have a good time building my tiramisu.
Start with spreading a layer of cream (consist of mascropone+egg white+egg yolk+sugar) in a beautiful plate.
Soak the lady fingers very quickly into espresso+kahlua. Arrange nicely.
Continue building your tiramisu pyramid. Haha
This is the highest I can go. I have enough cream left to cover the top. Oh gosh the side look sloppy.
Chill in the fridge for few hours.
This is the final deal…
Chocolate shavings was too little. I have no more patience. I want to try now! Haha
The taste was not bad actually except as I mentioned earlier, no coffee taste BUT still it has that distinct tiramisu smell. And I find the lady fingers too soggy. Is it suppose to be like that?
Overall I would deem this as failed! What ya know? I still have 1/2 packet of lady fingers left and 10 more days to go. Another tiramisu?
Surprisingly, the plate was wiped clean in just 2 seatings. Yes, perhaps another tiramisu. 🙂 Hmm if only I know where to get the espresso powder and Italian Vermouth (worst case use kahlua).
Btw dear readers, do you know I have a new blog? It’s a food blog called Messy Witchen. I figured it’s easier to blog what I cook, bake & eat rather than document recipes in a spreadsheet. Remember to visit me there too ya for latest recipe & makan makan place. 😉
You must be wondering why I didn’t put this post in Messy Witchen? Well, because this is a failed attempt. Malu lar. Hahaha
p/s: Photos were taken in fading evening lights, RAW mode. After some tweaking in Lightroom and Photoshop, this is what you get. Not bad huh?