I apologize for not having blogged frequently recently; It's the last semester of Uni; I have assignments due; exams to study for, cake orders and a dear friend over from Melbourne visiting for a week. It's hard to fit the hour or so in to blog about my kitchen escapades. We've been going around so much; and I've been trying to get my notes done, cakes baked and assessments completed all at the same time. *breathe*
I'm currently a tiny bit intoxicated with an overdose of alcoholic beverages from a German Bar; but shall take a couple minutes off precious "sleep-time" to put this recipe up! YAY! *giggle* Because I love you... *laughs*
Its not the first time I've written blog posts drunk; but I feel they are the best! cause they are words spoken without pride; extra thought, just maybe a tiny bit of thought it required to accurately spell the words! haha..but yeah... I love writing in my precious cooking journal with my purest of thoughts. I just talk to much sometimes. I'm not drunk most of the time; but I still do feel I talk too much. With or without drinks. I talk about everything; I often feel it scares others *laughs* but i'm a cool person to hang around with; cause I'm the fool talking too much and making all the noise *rollseyes*...
I shan't talk any longer; and just have the recipe up huh?
I forgot to mention; the recipe is for Tiramisu. I bet at this day and age, where fine Italian culinary inspirations are well known worldwide; there is no need to explain what a tiramisu is. Right? hehe.
I've actually done tiramisu before...a year ago; and I posted the recipe up somewhere too.. lemme just find it! Here's the link! YAY!
I've changed this second attempt around a little; with more effort to create a tiramisu in the form of a cake. Instead of the traditional creamy and thick version Italian of the tiramisu where you scoop out with a spoon.
400gms dark chocolate + 2 tbsp milk (melted and stirred) ** for the ring around the cake
250gms mascarpone cheese
1 cup whipped cream heated lightly + stir in 2 tbsps gelatine till dissolved
1/4 cup icing sugar
4 egg yolks
3 egg whites beaten till stiff peaks form
5 cups strong espresso coffee+2 cups Tia maria(optional)
20-25 pieces Italian shortbread
300gms grated good quality eating chocolate (milk/dark)
Beat egg yolks and icing sugar in a large bowl till pale and light; add in gelatin cream and whip for another 1 minute. Stir in the mascarpone and gently fold in the egg whites.
Soak the shortbread into the espresso+liquor mixture for at least 30 seconds each piece and lay them in a neat layer in a 9 inch springform cheesecake tin lined with a cling wrap. Top with grated chocoalte and one layer of mascarpone. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients in these layers till you create 3 layers of each. FInish off with a good layer of mascarpone and dust cake with cocoa powder. Chill in refrigerator overnight.
Make the chocolate ring by spreading the melted chocolate on a layer of baking paper in a long rectangular shape. Once the chocolate is almost set by still pliable; Push the cake out of the springofrm pan and loop the chocolate ring over the cake. Leave the cake to set in the fridge for a couple more hours or so; and then remove the baking paper after it has completely set.
okay...I'm tired..I cant believe I actually finished typing out the recipe! *amazed at self*
Jo, Eddy and my best friend from Melbourne(Yan) crashing my house got to have a slice each; and they were all smiles! I really liked this version too!! Tiramisu iz yumzies!!! *laughs*
I even made the effort to luster dust the chocolate ring with some edible luster I had lying around from my cake decorating stash. It makes the cake so much prettier!!
I'll have to take a rain check from posting anymore. *laughs*
Sleep time for su!!!
I'll be dreaming of you :P
**This is funny...
i tried to upload photos; but remembered I haven't transferred them from my camera; oh well! *laughs* it'll just have to wait till tomorrow then; my mental capacity is running low. I'd like a shot of sleep with a hint of happy dreams and a tropical cocktail umbrella on the top please!! *heeeeeeee*