Yesterday was my birthday and I have to say a big thank you to all of you who left comments on my previous post wishing me a Happy Birthday.
As I had been poorly for the best part of a week we decided that rather than going out for a meal this weekend we would postpone it to another time.
I love Italian food and have always enjoyed making it, but now it's just the three of us at home and with busy lives I don't always have the time, or the inclination if I'm honest to get the cookery books out and make or bake something.
One of my challenges for 2015 is to get back into the kitchen once a month and either bake or make something I have not made for a long time if ever.
when the big kids were still at home I used to make Tiramisu, which is a gorgeous Italian pudding or cake depending on which you make.
D has been moving into his offices near to number 3's new school over the last week and was busy setting things up over the weekend, this will now reduce his travelling time to and from number 3's school,which when he works for yourself has a big impact on his office based time.
Whilst D was out yesterday number 3 and I decided we would make Spaghetti Bolognese for tea as it's his favourite and he enjoys helping to make it and thought we would make a nice pudding for after.
As I hadn't made Tiramisu for about 8 - 10 years we decided it was time for a revival of this lovely pud and between us we took photographs to show you and it also gave me the opportunity to fulfil my January challenge.
6 egg yokes
6 tablespoons of caster sugar
750g Mascarpone Cheese
Strong black coffee
shot of brandy
- Mix the eggs and caster sugar together until light and creamy.
- Add Mascarpone cheese mix until forms a custard type consistency.
- Add a few drops of vanilla extract
- Add the shot of brandy to the cold black coffee
- Dip each boudoir biscuit into the coffee/brandy and place into trifle dish or individual Sunday dishes.
- Add a scoop of the mascarpone mixture
- Keep alternating biscuit and mascarpone mixture, finishing with the mascarpone mixture.
- Leave in the fridge for an hour to set
- Sprinkle with cocoa powder
Why not give it ago I'm sure you won't be disappointed.