Most of the time, I don't really like to make "troublesome cakes".
And by "troublesome", I mean cakes that require either:
1. Complex ingredients
2. Different stages of preparations
Most of the time, I like to bake simple stuff.. with whatever I have in the larder and the fridge.
And so, i have never made a tiramisu before.
Tiramisu falls into the "troublesome" category because it requires ingredients I don't usually stock - mascarpone cheese, kahlua and whipping cream.
But today, I wanted to do something different. Something different from my usual routine.
And besides, I have been wanting to try making my own mascarpone.. and before I try that.. I've got to learn what I can do with it, don't I?
So I made my first tiramisu today..
And here is how it turned out.
Oh... it looks ugly but you know that the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" is so true... Because this is a really yummy tiramisu. Yes, I'm such an insufferable brag.. but it is really quite delish!
All thanks to the Happy Home Baker for her wonderful recipe, which I adapted a little. (See how nice her cake turned out? I've got to try making it like that next time!)
I pretty much used her recipe except that I used 200ml of whipped cream (that's the size a small packet comes in...) and Kahlua instead of Marsala... (and about 2 to 3 times more alcohol than she specified).
This tiramisu is very light and in spite of all that alcohol I didn't think it tasted too strong.. in fact, I think I should be more liberal with the Kahlua next time..
It's wonderful how baking a nice cake can make your day sometimes.