Dot’s Easy Tiramisu “Martinis”

[8 Oct 2008 | By | 0 Comment(s) | 2,782 views ]

NOT a tiramisu martini, I know.  But it's a cool picture!
This is the recipe for the dessert I did a while back for a dinner party. There are no rules, and little measurement, so just have fun with it!

Not a Tiramisu Martini, but a cool picture anyway! –>

Dot’s Easy Tiramisu “Martinis”

Makes 10-12 servings

Martini glasses

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?)
Cinnamon
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.

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  • Diana Evans [] :

    oh wow Nancy!!! these sound fantastic…I might have to make these this weekend…or some dessert!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

  • Muse in the Kitchen [] :

    I love this! We’ve been on a bit of a “cocktail” roll but this is like dessert AND cocktail rolled into one. Fabulous!