What makes my Tiramisu so amazing? It is drenched and I do mean drenched in liquor! This is really not something I would recommend that you serve to your children. Well, you could if you want them to sleep soundly through the night but it isn’t really something I recommend.
1/2 cup coffee liquor (I really enjoy the Starbucks liquor)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 large egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
8 ounce package of mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons Vanilla liquor (Godiva white liquor is perfect)
3/4 cup heavy cream
8 tablespoons of dark chocolate curls
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine together the coffee liquor, vanilla extract and a tablespoon of sugar in a bowl that is wide enough to allow the lady fingers to be immersed in the liquid. Mix the ingredients together.
Beat the egg yolks and 3 tablespoons of sugar over a double broiler set to low. Create a double broiler by placing a heat-resistant bowl over a pan filled half way with simmering water. Beat the mixture for 5-10 minutes until the mixture has tripled in size. This can be done by setting the hand-mixer to medium.
Slowly, fold in the mascarpone cheese and the vanilla liquor. Using the hand mixer, start slowly and increase the speed until the mixture is fluffy and light. Allow the mixture to cool fully.
Beat the heavy cream until you have stiff peaks. Then mix the cream into the mascarpone mixture by only incorporating in 1/3 of the whipped cream at a time.
Dip the bottom of the lady fingers into the coffee liquor mixture and place them neatly at the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish. Cover the bottom of the dish with the cookies.
Spread half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the cookies and spread so it creates an even layer.
Sprinkle half of the dark chocolate curls over the mascarpone layer.
Repeat the step with cookies. Pour the remaining liquor mixture onto the ladyfingers, you never want to waste such deliciousness.
Spoon the remaining mascarpone mixture and even out. Dust with the cocoa powder and add the chocolate curls.
Refrigerate overnight to allow it to set and serve.