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Monday, 24 September 2012

Tiramisu with Chocolate Wafers

Tiramisu ( a little bit more healthy version)

Serves 6-8

By: Miriam Borys

Ingredients:

5 yolks
1/2   cup white sugar
¼ cup Philadelphia spreadable cream cheese or ¼ cup mascarpone cheese (both optional)
5 egg whites
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
500ml whipping cream
1 tbsp.  Icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup vanilla yogurt – Greek style (thick)
1 pkg. (200 g) Mr. Christie's Chocolate Wafers
½ pkg. ladyfinger biscuits (100G)
1 cup hot espresso coffee
1 T cocoa powder

Prep:
1.     Whip 5 egg whites, ¼ cup sugar and cream of tartar to soft peaks. Hold in another bowl.
2.    In a bowl on top of a double boiler (bain marie) soften cream cheese.
3.    Add ¼ cup sugar & combine until smooth.
4.    Add 5 egg yolks and cook while whisking constantly until mixture starts to thicken. (do not cook eggs). When mixture has thickened take off heat and hold to cool.
5.    Whip whipping cream together with vanilla and icing sugar. Whip until soft peaks form.
6.    Make coffee and pour into a shallow bowl. Dissolve cocoa in coffee. Set aside for assembly.

Assembly:
7.    Stir cold yogurt & cooled egg yolk mixture into whipped cream. Stir only until combined.
8.    Gently fold in egg whites just until blended.
9.    Start layering:
a.     Start with coffee soaked lady fingers on the bottom of your cup/dish
b.    Spoon egg/ cream mixture on top of lady fingers
c.     place a single layer of chocolate wafers on top of egg/cream mixture
d.    spoon another small portion if the egg mixture onto wafer careful not to dirty the outside rim of your bowl
e.    one more layer of chocolate wafers
f.     Top with egg & cream mixture
g.    Decorate the top of the tiramisu with half-moons of chocolate wafers

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