Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My 1st Tiramisu attempt ~ Kahlua Infused Tiramisu ~

I remembered my Italian colleagues brought me to that restaurant in Verona for lunch few years ago and insisted on me trying its "world-best" Tiramisu. I abide of coz... but was amazed by its totally unappetizing & ugly serving presentation =P (it looks like a pile of "lao-sai" spooned onto a plate!!! yaks!) and seriously, I dun have a slight remembrance of how it tasted!!!!! hahaaaa....
Recently there are so many submission on FoodGawker & local bloggers with their very beautiful & neat looking Tiramisu Torte Cake... and I was very attracted to that "slice of cake" by HHB http://happyhomebaking.blogspot.com/2009/11/just-slice-of-cake.html so I tried my 1st Tiramisu attempt :D Hubby and I were quite satisfied with this cake attempt of mine!!
7 O'clock
Oh!! See how un-neat my cutting skill was :(
how can i prevent the cocoa powder from "flowing down" to the Tiramisu filling??

5 O'clock
This is a mini Tiramisu attempt done on a 4.5-inches sponge cake. Cake tin with removable base bought from Daiso :D

Ingredients for Coffee Syrup
1 tbsp instant Nescafe Gold blend powder
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp Kahlua Liqueur

Dissolve instant coffee powder & sugar in boiling water. Set aside to cool.
Stir in Kahlua

Ingredients for Tiramisu Filling
120g Cream Cheese
1 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp Kahlua Liqueur
5 tbsp Coffee Syrup
120g whipping cream

**(Cocoa powder for dusting, chocolate curls & chocolate coffee beans for decoration)**
Whisk whipping cream till soft peak, set aside.
Whisk cream cheese and icing sugar till combined, add in vanilla extract, Kahlua and coffee syrup. Mix for about 1 minute then add in whipped cream & mix for another 5 mins.

Assembling of Cake

Verdict: This is a nice cake!!! however, I feel that its a little too sweet for me as I'm someone who drinks coffee without sugar. [i prefer kopi-si kosong ;-)] I will omit sugar in the coffee syrup & filling in my future Tiramisu attempt! Yummmmmm.....

Left over Tiramisu Filling and chocolate curls for my afternoon tea :D


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  2. Love the presentation of the little tiramisu cake, so cute!

  3. Seriously, cream cheese for a tiramisu - have you ehard of mascarpone?

  4. Looks absolutely delicious! Beautiful!



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