Monday, May 30, 2011

Homemade Tiramisu & New York New York Family Restaurant @Citylink On Our 7th Wedding Anniversary

Some cakes I only make for special occassions - tiramisu is one of them
Yesterday was our 7th wedding anniversary - it's time to make this fave dessert of ours! :)
I did on Saturday evening, kept it refrigerated with no cocoa topping

Recipe's from Aunty Yochana's site
My 2nd time making this with the same recipe - love it!
(for tall square 7" tray)

What you need:

2 packs of sponge fingers

For the filling:
2 egg yolks
1 egg
60g sugar
10g gelatine powder
2 tbsp water
250g mascarpone cheese
200g whipped cream
3 tbsp kahlua

For the coffee syrup:
15g coffee powder
200g warm water
4 tbsp kahlua

Whisk whipped cream til stiff and white (I used mixer) - set aside
Soak gelatine powder in 2 tbsp water - for around 10mins, and then microwave for 25minutes
Whisk egg yolks, egg, sugar on a pot of simmering water - cool to room temperature
Add in mascarpone cheese - mix lightly (do not overmix otherwise it will be coarse)
Fold in whipped cream, add in kahlua and gelatin mixture

Soak each sponge fingers into coffee syrup, arange them in the tray, top up with filling, followed by another layer of soaked sponge fingers, another layer of filling, third layer of soaked sponge fingers, and the last 3rd layer of filling on top
Chill to set for at least 3 hours
Sieve cocoa powder on top for decoration before serving

Now, if you read the recipe and see the pics above, it's just doesn't tally
The recipe mentioned THREE layers of sponge fingers and mascarpone filling, while mine was only two
What happened was, when I was about to arrange the sponge fingers, I realized that I don't have tall 7" square tray, what I have is the low one, which I didn't think can support the tall tiramisu
(it's the 'act smart' me whom never learns from experience to do thorough homework first before each plan of cooking and baking *sigh*)
I wanted to use heart shape tall tray that I have, but it could be a headache to arrange the sponge fingers, so I decided to use my tall 9" square tray
As expected, I had to be extra cautious with the amount of filling that I made, so this is what I had - short tiramisu - two layers of sponge fingers and filling each :P

Anyway... it's forgiven once my teeth sank on it - this tiramisu dessert is extremely yummy and rich, full of coffee aroma and of course, kahlua - no kids allowed :P
I & hubby ate it after they fell asleep last night - just couldn't stop eating it *slurp*

Last but not least, happy anniversary to my dear baby hubby, seven years we've been together, thru the good and not so good times, from two of us becomes four, many more great times ahead, til death do us apart and most importantly, let God be the head of our family - always! Love ya! *hugs and kisses*


  1. Happy Anniversary!The food looks delicious..

  2. happy anniversary.. :)
    gonna try that yummy looking tiramisu as well.. hihihi..

  3. Happy Anniversary Mbak...

    Semoga pernikahannya dipenuhi kebahagiaan dan keberkahan. Mbak dan suami tambah mesra...*uhuuiii*

    Tirmisnya cantik mbak...secantik Mbak Alice yang lagi happy...

  4. Happy Anniversary! The tiramisu looks so yummy!

  5. Your tiramisu looks very professional made. Yum!

  6. hi yummylittlecooks, hesti, sean - thks so much :)

    hi bunbun, Wen, Zoe - thks! this recipe is really worth trying if u like tiramisu :)

  7. i'm late but still happy anniversary!! your tiramisu looks gorgeous though you didnt make that into the correct pan, it's really nice. Yeah, it would be even sweeter to bake this in a heartshape pan for that occasion but then it wld be so troublesome to cut the sponge fingers and arranging them!

  8. hi lena, thks! yes the tiramisu is really nice!
    haha..yeah, i guess i should make use of my heart shape pan on Father's Day huh? :P



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