One of the best things about Tiramisu cake is how it is made and the delicious flavor it has. So, when I got a chance to try a Tiramisu recipe from my friend’s family, I knew I had to get down to work. So, I began trolling for new recipes to see what I could be doing wrong. And let me tell you that there are just as many different Tiramisu recipe variations as there are Italian grandma’s recipes.
Finding the Perfect Tiramisu Cake Recipe
A couple of different Tiramisu cake versions of this classic Italian dessert came my way. The first tiramisu recipe was using an ordinary heavy bottom pan with a long wooden handle to stir the mixture. This proved very difficult as the entire mix seemed to come boiling over the side of the pan. The second was using a small plastic basket and pouring the heated chocolate mixture into the basket without any bottom or handle. To find the best tiramisu recipe that I can do, I tried looking for recipes that uses the second method.
Unfortunately for me in these trying times, I wasn’t able to find either of these Tiramisu recipe variations. I didn’t even have the time to invest in them as I was running out of time for a wedding and needed to get things done on time. The good news though is that both of them were incredibly easy to make and tasted amazingly good. I ended up making a triple batch of tiramisu cake for myself and friends and decided that the best Tiramisu recipe I tasted wasn’t as good as I remembered it to be.
Easy Tiramisu Recipe
The basic Tiramisu recipe called for chocolate, orange juice, and concentrated pink lemon juice. You also needed a plastic or glass bowl, aluminum foil, and whipped cream. The only other ingredients besides the chocolate and orange juice were the cold milk and cold mascarpone cheese. With this recipe, you simply poured the pink lemon juice into the bowl, stirred until blended, poured the cold milk into the center of the foil, and gently pressed the orange juice and cream into the center of the creamy mascarpone cheese. Then, just place in your plastic or glass dish and let it sit for at least 10 minutes so that the cream will solidify.
The final step in this delicious Italian meal was to garnish it with an assortment of fresh, cut fruit including fresh berries, Mandarin oranges, pineapple, and small handfuls of mixed berries. The actual preparation time may vary according to the recipe, but I usually put the Tiramisu in the oven for roughly ten minutes, while the other ingredients were still warm. When it came time to remove it from the oven, I used a spatula to carefully coax the cake out onto a serving platter. This was my first experience using the 10-minute tiramisu recipe, and I highly recommend giving it a shot.
Tiramisu Cake Recipe Tips
To adapt this tasty recipe, you might want to substitute heavy cream or half-and half or triple sec, substitute half the vanilla extract for sugar, or substitute half the sugar with some xylitol. If you can find some xylitol, that would be even better because xylitol is an excellent natural preservative. If you cannot find it at your local grocery store, then search it online. To make the dessert you need several fresh, stiff egg yolks (yes, even vegan), two cups of whole milk, three to four packages of mascarpone cheese, a pinch of kosher salt, and about three to four fresh (or dried) raspberries. Give this recipe a try, and see how good you feel!
Tiramisu is one of those desserts that make you stand and look at it for a very long time. Not just because of the delicious flavor, but also the fact that it is so difficult to make. This dessert is a perfect example of how the best ingredients go together in just the right amount to create a flavor that cannot be beat. This cake is simply amazing.
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