November 28, 2010

in the kitchen with Kari!

Kari is the baker in the family; she's always making yummy things, trying out fun new recipes, and making giant messes in the kitchen. Whenever we have special family dinners, Kari is automatically requested to make dessert and never fails to deliver something mouth-watering and delicious (aside from a few hilarious disasters of course!) Between Kari's baking and my mom's cooking, they've pretty much got all the bases covered, and my skills in the kitchen seriously pale in comparison. This weekend was American Thanksgiving, and since my sisters were both away for Canadian Thanksgiving,  we had our family dinner this weekend instead. We requested one of our all time faves - Tiramisu! The recipe is from "The Best of the Best, and More". Every time Kari tries a new recipe she marks it off. This recipe has a check mark, five stars, AND the page is covered in ingredients from frequent use -  that's how deliciously amazing it is.



tiramisu

4 eggs, separated
3/4 cup of sugar
2  - 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup strong coffee
1/4 cup kahlua or rum
8 oz. package lady fingers or vanilla wafers
2  - 1 oz. squares semi-sweet chocolate, finely grated.

Beat egg yolks in a medium-sized bowl, then add the sugar gradually until it is well mixed. Add  the cream cheese and mix thoroughly. In a deep bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form then fold into cheese mixture. Next, spread 1/4th of the cheese mixture into a large glass serving bowl. In a third bowl, combine the coffee and kahlua or rum(this time we used rum), dip lady fingers or vanilla wafers (we used the vanilla wafers!) into the mixture  and cover the cheese layer. Next sprinkle a light layer of grated chocolate. Repeat 2 times, ending with a cheese layer of cheese and chocolate. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. serves 8-10.



mmmmmm.

xo denj

4 comments:

Shilpi said...

That looks absolutely scrumptious!

xx

sftrend

jada and jon said...

YUMMY! wish i could bake like that!

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www.avintagelovestory.com

xx

Leah said...

Hey Danielle!
You have been one of the Stylish women that I have chosen to pass on the Stylish Blogger award to. You can check out what to do next at my blog. http://littleredpurse.blogspot.com/2010/11/stylish-blogger-award.html
Hope you had a great American Thanksgiving weekend :)
xo L

alannah said...

oh girl youve just sent my 'heathly eating plan' haywire with this delicious sounding recipe!
i loooove tiramisu & now i really really want some. cute apron too.x