Monday, March 01, 2010

February 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge

The Daring Bakers Challenge for February was to make Tiramisu, with all ingredients made from scratch. This involved making the ladyfinger biscuits, mascarpone cheese (kind of like a sour cream cheese), zabaglione (a sort of flavorful custard), and vanilla pastry cream. I made my own version, Mormon-Friendly Tiramisu, by substituting the alcohol and coffee with homemade hot chocolate.

The entire process was quite time consuming, especially as some of the ingredients needed to set for at least 24 hours. I made the ladyfingers a week or so in advance, which meant a week of hearing "So, can I have some of these biscuit thingys yet?" from Leonard every time he'd open the fridge.

The Tiramisu was delicious. The filling is creamy and flavorful, and the hot chocolate soaked ladyfingers add a nice texture.

The Verdict: Yumtastic! I'll make this again, but might not make all the ingredients from scratch to save on time. This would be nice when served following a fancy-pants meal for the mature palate, like salmon with asparagus.

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.

1 comment:

Mandalynn said...

Yum!! I don't know if you checked out my blog about my own Daring Bakers Challenge. I made two chocolate cakes, a cheesecake, and chocolate mousse - all from scratch - then layered them to make the most awesome cake ever!! I felt very "Megan-like."