The February 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen and Deeba of Passionate About Baking. They chose Tiramisu as the challenge for the month. Their challenge recipe is based on recipes from The Washington Post, Cordon Bleu at Home and Baking Obsession.
Tiramisu….it really is heaven on a dessert plate. I knew it was complex to make, with all of the numerous components. I knew that it was rich, but had no idea how much cream was involved. This was my first time making any type of cheese. I’m not sure the marscapone came out correctly. It seemed a bit soft, but worked for the recipe. It tasted like a cross between butter and cream cheese.
This challenge came down to the wire for me. I had lofty ambitions of making individual desserts, but that didn’t happen. After the macaron marathon of October, I dreaded making the lady fingers. In reality though, the lady finger batter was much less finicky than the macaron batter.
I didn’t finish making all the components until late last night. I assembled the tiramisu, threw it in the freezer overnight, and snapped some pictures this afternoon. Luckily, I have lots of friends who like tiramisu and help us eat it all.
I’m being lazy this month. Instead of posting the recipe, you can view it here.
I am a home cook, musician, and wannabe photographer. Kokocooks documents my adventures in the kitchen – developing recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients, concocting fun desserts, and encouraging a love of cooking in my young son.