Category Archives: Dessert

Want Guilt-Free Comfort Foods for Every Meal?

Most of us are naturally comfort loving and we enjoy the comfort foods, especially when we have stressful days at work. We have regular cravings for our favorite dishes and delicacies. However, most of these dishes are too heavy on calorie intake and due to their richness can have a major impact on the waistline. It is difficult to ignore those hunger cravings, especially when we are pressed for time and energy. It is even more difficult to stop devouring these rich foods when they are close by at hand. Therefore I had always wanted to be able to quickly ditch the comfort food craving and switch over to a healthier alternative option.

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Tiramisu

I had learnt this Italian dessert Tiramisu (“lift me up”) from an Italian friend back in school. She would always say it was the easiest and one of the lightest desserts to make but the trickiest part was how much the lady fingers were soaked in the coffee. While that is absolutely true, I still find it to be my go-to dessert. It almost always  turns out delicious and if you are in a hurry to prepare a quick  dessert without too much headache, this one never will fail you. I have had lady fingers soaked anywhere from ‘too much’ to ‘too little’ and every time it was delectable!

Ingredients:

  1. 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  2. 2 packets of lady fingers
  3. 16 ounces of mascarpone cheese
  4. Sugar (3 TBs/egg)
  5. Hot liquid coffee
  6. Whipped cream for topping
  7. Some cocoa for decoration

Method:

  1. Beat egg whites until foamy peaks form
  2. Beat egg yolks and sugar until the color is pale yellow
  3. Add mascarpone cheese to the yolk. Mix well into a cream.
  4. Fold in egg whites to this cream. Mix well.
  5. Prepare hot liquid coffee

Cake Assembly:

  1. Use 9-13 inch rectangular pan
  2. Make 1 layer with lady fingers (lady fingers should be soaked into hot coffee for 1-2 seconds on all sides using forks for guidance)
  3. Spread half of the cream over the lady finger layer
  4. Repeat step 2 with another layer of lady fingers
  5. Finish with remainder of cream
  6. Add whipped cream on top and spread evenly
  7. Sprinkle some cocoa for decoration