As part of my TIME theme for the year and using my TIME wisely, I have allocated more time to try new recipes. Once upon a time, Mike and I would take turns in preparing a ‘Restaurant at Home’ meal each week and I’m determined to re-introduce these ‘date nights at home’.
A couple of weeks ago I was at a loose end, I didn’t want to try a recipe that was too time-consuming so I came upon this recipe from Taste.com for 2 minute Tiramisu.
Now I know my late mother-in-law Nonna and purists would be horrified and I promise the traditional recipe is on my list to try (I even have the saviorde biscuits ready to go!). However, this recipe is ideal if you don’t have time and want to make an impression.
What is Tiramisu?
Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.
For this quick and easy recipe I used mini chocolate sponge fingers purchased from the supermarket, and ricotta cheese instead of marscapone. Ricotta has less saturated fat and calories, but it also offers significantly more protein than mascarpone. Ricotta can also be a good source of calcium. I was trying to find a healthier option post Festive Season!
Quick and Easy Tiramsu – serves 2
- 1/2 cup ricotta
- 60ml (1/4 cup) sweetened condensed milk
- 150ml thickened cream
- 3 mini chocolate sponge rolls, each roll cut into 6 slices
- 2 tbs coffee liqueur – I didn’t have any to hand so omitted this and used instant strong coffee
- Cocoa powder, to decorate
- Beat cheese, condensed milk and cream until soft peaks form
- Cut the chocolate sponge rolls into 10 pieces
- Place 3 or 4 sponge pieces in bottom of serving glass or bowl and pour a little of the liqueur or coffee over the rolls
- Spoon some of the ricotta cream mix over the sponge
- Repeat with sponges and leave a little coffee to add to the cream mix
- Top with small pieces of sponge and sprinkle of cocoa
- I replaced coffee liqueur with strong black coffee
- I replaced marscapone with ricotta
- I made mine in the afternoon and chilled in refrigerator until serving.
- My darling gave me a thumbs up!