EditHellllllllllo. I felt really ambitious around mid day. My son was happily playing in the floor under my feet, So, I went for it! I did. I whipped up these sweet tiramisu little dream parfaits in less than 20 minutes. We went to the farmers market Saturday and had some fresh eggs ( fresh eggs are a must for this recipe) so I put them to great use.
Here is what you need:
- 5 eggs separated (yolks in one bowl, whites in another )
- 1/2 of granulated sugar
- Dash of salt
- Tsp of Vanilla extract or bourbon if you wild
- 1/4 cup of espresso or strong coffee
- Lady finger cookies. I used the Enjoy Life sugar crisp cookies. They are gluten free and delicious.
- Mascarpone cheese 18 oz
- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
- Dark chocolate square for garnish (believe me the rest of that bar will not go to waste around here)
Here is how you do it:
Alright, separate those eggs. Beat the yolk with 1/4 cup of sugar. Add in the mascarpone cheese. Beat the whites and a dash of salt until foamy. Then add 1/4 cup of sugar gradually until you get soft peaks. Fold in the white mixture to the yellow.
Fill up a flat dish with cooled coffee (you can add a tablespoon of sugar to sweeten). Break your cookies into smaller pieces and soak them in the coffee mixture. Soak for a few seconds but don’t let them become soggy.
Assemble your parfait in a tall dish or glass. Layer cookies soaked in coffee, spoon egg mixture on top, followed by a sprinkle of cocoa powder, then repeat until glass is full. Add shaved dark chocolate on top. Now put them in the fridge for a couple of hours to set up (lick the bowl to help fight the temptation to eat parfait immediately!)
This is easy and left overs make the best breaksfast dessert! A cup of coffee and tiramisu are the beginnings of an amazing day!