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Heavenly Tira Misu

A tasty variation of a well liked Italian sweet."


6 large eggs

16 oz. of marscapone cheese

1 pt. of heavy cream

4 oz. of light rum

1 oz of Kahlua

1 cup of very strong coffee

1 package of Italian lady fingers

Cocoa powder

1 tin of Piroulines


• Separate 6 eggs.

• Beat yolks with 6 tablespoons of sugar until thick.

• Pour yolks into a bowl and add 16 oz. of fresh marscapone cheese. Mix until smooth.

• Beat 1 pint of heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of sugar until thick (I use a stainless steel bowl that was in the freezer for a while).

• Fold whipped cream into egg yolk mixture.

• Beat egg whites with a dash of salt until stiff and fold into the mixture.

• Put 4 oz. of light rum and 1 oz of Kahlua in 1 cup of very strongly brewed black coffee.

• Get Pavesini biscuits (Italian Lady Finger cookies for Tira Misu).

• Dip the cookies very lightly in the Kahlua/Rum/Coffee mixture (do not soak, just skim the surface).

• Layer the bottom of a bowl (3 qt. glass) with cookies.

• Then cover with a layer of Tira Misu (2 inches thick) and dust with a good cocoa powder.

• Repeat until you fill the bowl (2-3 layers) and top off with cocoa powder.

• Chill for at lest 1 hour (Can be made the day before you are going to serve it).

• Serve in small dessert bowls and top off by sticking a lady finger (dry one) or Pirouline in the Tira Misu in each individual bowl.

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