Not a Tiramisu Martini, but a cool picture anyway! –>
Dot’s Easy Tiramisu “Martinis”
Makes 10-12 servings
1 pint (2 cups) heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 pkgs (16 oz) Marscapone Cheese
Dollop of marsala (optional)
Dollop of vanilla
2 Dollops of kahlua
Ladyfingers – 4-6 per glass
3/4 – 1 c strong coffee or espresso
Kahlua (1/2 c?)
Chocolate chips (opt)
Chopped pecans (opt)
In mixer (with whisk attachment) whip cream and powdered sugar until you get soft peaks. (if you dont have a mixer you can do this by hand with a whisk, but it’s more work). remove about 3/4 c. to use later.
Add the next set of ingredients and beat to combine. (i prepared this a bit ahead and placed it in a ziplock bag, then when it came time to put it in the glasses, i snipped of the end of the bag and “piped” it in)
In each martini glass, place your cookies around the inside. Save a half or whole cookie for the top.
Pour on the coffee, trying to soak each cookie. Pour a little Kahlua over the cookies as well (i just held my fingers over the top of the bottle, and spurted a little out for each glass).
Spoon in a big scoop of your marscapone mixture. top with the reserved cookie. Add a dollop of reserved whipped cream if you like (i ended up with enough in each glass without the whipped cream, so i skipped it.)
Sprinkle ground cinnimon on top, add a sprinkling of chocolate chips and/or chopped pecans.
Let chill during dinner, then serve!
(note: i had a heck of a time the first time I made this finding ladyfingers. ask in the bakery dept of your grocery store if you cant find them. I had to get ones with cream filling and scrape off the cream filling!!if you cant find them you can probably use some thinly sliced spongecake or poundcake. I think I saw some at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s recently too.)
*photo credit: Grieg Wehr.