Sunday, 28 February 2010

Daring Bakers Tiramisu

Uh-oh. One of the very few desserts Sam won't eat, making something you don't like (just can't stand coffee!) is always more challenging than making something you do...

That said, this went together suprisingly easy - the ladyfinger biscuits were good fun to make and came out suprisingly well. Am not sure what i expected them to taste like (never having eaten them), perhaps like the French lange du chat or something, but mine tasted like nothing so much as Sponge Fingers, the classic (if not classy) British biscuit for use in trifles!

One slight disaster however - mascapone cheese seperated and massively failed with no more days to make more, so i must confess some shop bought supplemented what of ours could be salvaged!

Despite not liking the coffee elements of a tiramisu, the zabaglione/pastry cream/mascapone/whipped cream mix was utterly divine. I could have happily eaten it by itself - so rich and sweet, and yet so light and lemony!- so will definitely attempt to find another "sort" of tiramisu I do like just for an excuse to make it again.

Only one piccie (and not the best) this month due to camera fail, but hopefully you can see the idea.

The February 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba of Passionate About Baking. They chose Tiramisu as the challenge for the month. Their challenge recipe is based on recipes from The Washington Post, Cordon Bleu at Home and Baking Obsession.