23 October 2009

White Russian Tiramisu

One of my favorite desserts is Tiramisu.  I made White Russian Tiramisu for a good friend's birthday dinner.  Yum-O!

White Russian Tiramisu
adapted from Cooking Light

1 1/2 cup brewed strong black coffee
1/4 cup Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur), divided
2 tubs (16 ounces) mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
24 ladyfingers (2 [3-ounce] packages)
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa, divided
Combine the brewed coffee and 2 tablespoons Kahlúa in a shallow dish, and cool.
Combine cheeses in a large bowl. Beat with mixer until smooth. Add sugars and 2 tablespoons Kahlua, and beat until well-blended.
Using a pastry brush, brush flat side of 24 ladyfinger halves with coffee mixture; place, brushed sides down, on serving dish, slightly overlapping ladyfinger halves. Spread 1/3 of cheese mixture over ladyfingers; dust with cocoa. Repeat procedure with remaining ladyfinger halves, coffee mixture, cheese mixture, and cocoa.
Cover, chill overnight for best flavor.