Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Walking along the dairy product section of Coles, I was attracted to the discounted Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Was even more amazed when it provides free recipes at the back of the box. Tiramisu, Strawberry Semifreddo Cheesecake and Classic Baked Lemon Cheesecake were some of the examples of those free recipes. I went home without getting it, and soon after I found myself seaching for easy Tiramisu recipes from the net. I found many. So with basic recipe, I went back to Coles the following day to buy the ingredients. From then on, Tiramisu is one of my favourite cake to make if there is any pot luck. After experimenting with a number of recipes, I came up with a new modified version from all the recipes i have gathered.


250g of ladyfingers
4-5 teaspoon of instant coffee (lots of true blue Tiramisu lovers say it’s best to use real esspresso but I find instant coffee perfect for this)
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup Kahluah/Bayleys

250g Philly Cream Cheese
2 eggs separated
1/2 cup thickened cream
1/2 cup caster sugar

What you need to do...

Mix coffee, water and Liquor in a shallow bowl.
Beat egg whites until soft peaks formed. Beat thickened cream. Beat Philly Cheese until soft and add in egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add cream and fold in egg whites into the mixture.

Dip the lady fingers quickly into the coffee mixture. Too much coffee mixture results in soggy tiramisu. So make sure that you do it really quick. Some may want to brush the mixture over the lady fingers. Lay the ladyfingers in a serving dish. Spread half of the cream mixture on the top. Repeat dipping ladyfingers into the coffee liquid one at a time and laying them on the dish. Finally spoon the remaining cream mixture onto the dish. Sprinkel with cocoa powder.

Happy trying… it might be hard to find some of the items here for example right here in Singapore, it is hard to find ladyfingers in normal supermarkets, only the big and those in town will have it. You can substitute ladyfingers with sponge cake. Just slice them up around 8x2x2cm and toast them until they turn brownish.


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