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Baileys Tiramisu

Baileys Tiramisu

This is the first time I have made Tiramisu and really the first time that I have eaten it.  Well, I am impressed.  It is such a quick and easy dessert to put together and the kids love it!  I put a bit of Bailey’s Liqueur in with the coffee because, well, because I had some and I thought it would taste nice.

What you need:

  • 1 3/4 cups cream
  • 500g Marscarpone
  • 1 cup coffee liqueur ( or Baileys)
  • 2 cups espresso coffee
  • 26 store bought sponge fingers (sometimes called ladyfingers)
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

What you need to do:

Whip the cream until soft peaks form.  Fold it through the marscarpone gently, but making sure it is well mixed.  Make sure no kids are around because they are drawn to bowls of soft, creamy, sweet stuff they can dip their fingers into!

Combine the liqueur and the coffee. Pour some into a shallow dish so it only just comes up half the side of the biscuit, because they go soggy very quickly, and it is easier to dip one side and then turn to do the other.

Dip half of the biscuits in the coffee mix and lay them on the base of a 10 cup capacity dish.  Spoon half of the cream mixture over the biscuits carefully spreading it to the edges of the dish.

Dip the remaining biscuits and lay them on top of the cream layer and then cover them with the remaining cream.  Generously dust the top with cocoa and put in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.  Actually one hour will do it if you really can’t wait to taste it!  If you can stand it, you can actually make this the day before you need it as it gives time for the flavours to meld!