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Italian Ladyfinger Pie
3 egg yolks
1/4 C granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/8 C mascarpone cheese
1-1/2 C brewed coffee
1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
In a bowl, beat yolks with sugar and vanilla until smooth and light yellow. Fold mascarpone into yolk mixture. Set aside. Dip ladyfingers in coffee and arrange in the bottom of an 8x8" baking dish. Spread half the mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers; repeat with remaining cookies and mascarpone. Cover and chill for one hour. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.
Recipe featured in the Ambrosia Cookbook.
*Tiramisu image (C) Markus Mitterauer (2006). Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
About Tiramisu: Tiramisu is a popular Italian pie. The word Tiramisu literally translates to "pick me up." It is made from ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone, and flavored with liquor and cocoa. In history, Tiramisu is mentioned in Giovanni Capnist's 1983 cookbook I Dolci Del Veneto, while Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary gives 1982 as the first mention of the dessert. [Data source: Wikipedia].
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