Tiramisu means I love you in Italian
No! not really, tiramisu literally means pick me up!
The wonderful simplicity of coffee, cream and chocolate make a heavenly sweet. All you need is a couple of bites. the Italian way of moderation *mini portions... allows for sweet indulgences like this.
250 g Savoiardi cookies
500 g marscapone creamed cheese
1 cup Baileys Irish Cream
4 egg yolks
80 g sugar
4 espresso cups of Italian coffee, cooled
Cacao powder for dusting
With an electric whisk, whip the egg yolks and the sugar in a bowl until the mixture turns a pale yellow and becomes light and fluffy. In a separate bowl whip up the marscapone for a couple minutes. Fold the egg and sugar mixture into the marscapone. In another bowl, mix the cooled coffee and the Baileys. Set aside. Choose a nice 2-inch deep serving dish. This is where you will layer the cookies and the marscapone cream. Dip the Savoiardi cookies in the coffee and Baileys mixture and then place the first layer in the serving dish. Then add a layer of half of the marscapone cream. Add another layer of the dipped cookies. Layer the rest of the marscapone cream. Dust over with the cacao powder. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Scoop into small serving bowls and dust over with more cacao powder.