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What's for lunch: Chocolate Tiramisu

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Chocolate Tiramisu by Executive Sous Chef Jose Fernandez of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain


1/2 Pound Mascarpone Cheese

1 Cup Heavy Cream

3 Each Pasteurized Egg Yolks

1 1/2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar

2 Cups Espresso Brewed

1 Cup Kahlua Liqueur

5 Each Chocolate Lady Fingers or Chocolate Biscotti

1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder



For the Mascarpone Cream:

1. Whip heavy cream and granulated sugar to form a stiff peak.

2. Whisk yolks in a small bowl until smooth.

3. Fold the heavy cream, yolks and mascarpone cheese in a separate bowl.  Refrigerate.


Soaking liquid for Chocolate Lady Fingers:

1. Combine the brewed espresso and Kahlua and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.

2. Set aside to cool for use later.



Soak small pieces of chocolate lady fingers in the espresso mix. In individual glass bowls, pour 1 layer of Mascarpone Cream, 1 layer of soaked chocolate lady fingers, another layer of chocolate chips.  Repeat this until the glass is full with the mascarpone Cream being last.  Refrigerate for at least 5 hours.  Before serving, dust the top of each with cocoa powder and serve with the extra chocolate lady fingers.

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