My contribution for a dinner party this weekend was a cheese platter and Tiramisu Cake. I altered several tiramisu recipes I found online to make it easier, since I wasn’t in the mood to mix eggs over a double boiler, or search the island markets for lady fingers. So I used cake instead of lady fingers and a no-cook cream recipe.
1 cup Heavy cream, whipped with a little sugar to taste
1 lb Mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
3 tbsp Brandy or rum
Yellow cake or any kind of sponge cake
1/2 cup strong coffee/espresso with a splash of Kahlua
Mix mascarpone cheese, sugar, and liquor in a bowl. Fold in whipped cream. In a container, put down a thin layer of cake, brush with coffee mixture. Spread half of the cream on top. Cover with another layer of cake, and brush with coffee again. Top with rest of the cream and dust with cocoa powder.
Mascarpone cheese is similar to clotted cream, it basically tastes like solid heavy cream, my favoritest thing in the whole world. There’s NO way this thing can come out tasting bad…