Sunday, 8 April 2012

"Cheat Tiramisu" a.k.a Easy Tiramisu

What?!!! Mascarpone? Double Cream? Heavy Cream? Whoaaa!!! Damn bloody f**kin' expensive man... It'll cost lot!  Stop complaining! Try this "cheat" recipe! Cut more than 50% from the traditional tiramisu cost and still get the sae texture and excellent taste!


500g Cream Cheese (I use Tatura Cream Cheese instead of Philadelphia)
120ml cream (doesn't matter cooking cream or whipping cream or heavy cream)
60g unsalted butter, softened
5 tablespoon castor sugar
Biscuit (normally for tiramisu, people use ladyfingers @ savoriardi but I just use any kind!)
Unsweetened black coffee, cooled

Optional: Tia Maria or Kahlua
Optional: Dark Chocolate, grated or cocoa powder - for ganishing
Optional: Strawberries, sliced (you may use any other fruits that you like!) - for ganishing


1) In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cream and butter until well blended. (I call this as "mascarpone substitute")

2) Beat the mixture above and caster sugar in a mixing bowl with electric beaters until soft peaks form. Set aside. 

3) Combine the coffee (and Tia Maria or Kahlua, if using) in a large bowl. Dip the savoiardi biscuits quickly into the coffee mixture and then arrange over individual serving glasses.

*You may arrange the sliced strawberries or other fruits on the side or bottom of the serving glasses.

4) Spread half the "mascarpone" mixture evenly over the biscuits.

*You may repeat the step #3 for another layer. Finish with a layer of the remaining mascarpone mixture.

5) Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

6) Sprinkle with the grated chocolate or cocoa powder just before serving.


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