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Recipe: Mini Tiramisú Ramekins

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By far, my daughter’s favourite 1st birthday food was this easy little crowd pleasing dessert. I have always loved the cream portion of tiramisú, less so the lady fingers dipped in coffee and or/ marsala. I’m a purist- I like my coffee and alcohol separate from my desserts, thank you. I knew I would find a good use for these glass ramekins, leftover from my frenzied post-pregnancy/ post-diabetic mania. It so happens that their capacity is not only perfect for baby cereal but makes an excellent serving size for little tiramisús.

Tiramisú Ramekins makes 20 ramekins

Ingredients

  • 9 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 16 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (I used Nielsen Massey vanilla paste)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder for garnish
  • Optional raspberries for garnish

Directions

  1. Whip 1 cup heavy cream until stiff peaks are formed; transfer to refrigerator.
  2. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water and whisk vigorously until mixture reaches 120-140 deg F (the sugar will dissolve and the mixture will feel hot to the touch). Do not stop mixing or the eggs will curdle. Alternatively, beat the eggs with a handmixer while you are tempering them in the hot water bath and skip step 4.
  4. Move the bowl to a stand mixer. Beat on high for at least 5 minutes, until the eggs are light and fluffy and have doubled in volume.
  5. Mix in the mascarpone and vanilla.
  6. Fold in the whipped cream with a spatula.
  7. Pour into the little ramekins and dust the cocoa on top
  8. Refrigerate covered with plastic, until ready to serve.
  9. Optionally, serve with raspberries and/ or a drizzling of melted chocolate. *Note, this recipe contains partially cooked eggs. Consider using pasteurised egg yolks instead.

** I realised after reading over this recipe that I accidentally used whole eggs instead of egg yolks. It was still delicious though and I didn’t notice a difference in taste.

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