Recipe: Tiramisu

Ingredients:

 

    8 ounces semisweet chocolate
    1 cup sugar
    4 egg yolks
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
    8 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces, room temperature
    1 3/4 cups chilled whipping cream
    2 shots (4 oz.) of brewed espresso, cooled and diluted with water to make 1 1/4 cups
    1 12-ounce prepared pound cake, cut into 3 1/2x1x1/2-inch strips

Directions:

Finely chop chocolate in processor. Set aside.

Mix sugar and egg yolks in processor 30 seconds. Add vanilla and process until pale yellow, about 1 minute. Add cheese in batches and blend until smooth. Transfer to medium bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Beat whipping cream until stiff. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead.)

Pour espresso into large shallow dish. Dip cake strips in espresso, turning to coat all sides lightly. Arrange strips on bottom of 10-cup shallow dish, smoothing with fingers to mold together. Sprinkle with half of chocolate. top with chilled cheese mixture. Sprinkle remaining chocolate over. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.)

Serves 8.

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