Happy B'day to JJ....

Yes! It's that month when I have two most important people celebrating their birthdays on two consecutive days...I have my better-half celebrating his birthday today..... And this is the first time I am actually doing something on his birthday since I usually concentrated more on the next one..... So, I wanted to make him something special this year, (not the usual cake) and I landed upon one of the most creamylicious, yummylicious dessert-The Tiramisu-one of his favorite too!!! 

Now, I have made a Tiramisu and a Tiramisu Cake some time back with sponge cakes but this is the first with Savoiardi...... Moreover, I needed a twist in the dessert, something different from the usual!! And so, I decided to make the Irish Cream Tiramisu by Nigella (one of my favorite baker)..... Nigella has never failed me when it comes to baking...... I tried her Devil's Food Cake last year (same day) and it was simply superb!

Irish Cream Tiramisu

Recipe Source: Nigella 

Instant espresso powder - 9 tsps (dissolved in 350 ml of cool water)
Baileys - 250 ml
Savoiardi Biscuits - 400g
Eggs, large - 2
Caster Sugar - 75 g
Mascarpone Cheese - 500g
Cocoa powder - 2 1/2 tsp

  • Mix coffee with 175 ml of Baileys in a bowl. Dip the savoiardi into this liquid. Let them soak on each side enough to become damp but not soggy.
  • Line the bottom of a glass dish with a layer of the dipped biscuits.
  • Separate the eggs and keep only one of the whites.
  • Whisk the two yolks and sugar together until thick and a paler yellow. Fold in the remaining 75 ml of Baileys.
  • Add mascarpone cheese to make a moussy mixture.
  • Whisk the single egg white until thick and frothy. Fold the egg white into the mascarpone cheese mixture.
  • Spread half of this mixture on top of the layer of biscuits.
  • Repeat with another layer of soaked Savoiardi and then top with the remaining mascarpone mixture.
  • Cover the dish with cling film and leave in the fridge overnight.
  • When ready to serve, dust cocoa powder on the top of the tiramisu with the help of a tea strainer.

We don't get Bailey's Irish Cream here, haven't seen anywhere...... But I didn't want that factor to hold me back from making the tiramisu...So, I googled and found out from the Brown Eyed Baker as to how to make a homemade Irish Cream!! Again, the recipe uses Irish Whisky which is not found in my place.... So, I substituted with another brand!!! 

Homemade Irish Cream

Recipe Source: Brown Eyed Baker

Irish whisky - 2 cups
Light/Heavy cream - 1 cup
Condensed Milk - 1 can
Chocolate Syrup - 2 tbsps
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Instant coffee - 1 tsp

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree on high speed for 30 seconds.
  • Transfer mixture to an airtight container and store in the fridge.
  • Shake well before using.
Sadly, I forgot to click a picture of the Irish cream. Maybe, next time!