This is my all time favorite Italian dessert.I have been posting recipes since 2011. For some reason, I have never posted a tiramisu recipe. Time to correct that.
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
1/3 cup sugar, divided
1 tablespoon rum
4 eggs, separated
9 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
4 (3-ounce) packages soft ladyfingers
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
In a shallow dish, combine water, espresso powder, 1/4 cup sugar, and rum. Stir until espresso and sugar dissolve; let cool.
In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add mascarpone, and beat until incorporated and smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer on high speed until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes. Gently fold egg whites into mascarpone mixture.
Dip ladyfingers, one at a time, in the coffee mixture, and place them side-by-side in 13x9-inch serving dish until dish is covered with one layer. Pour half of the mascarpone mixture mixture onto ladyfingers. Repeat layering of dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone mixture.
Sift cocoa powder over mascarpone mixture, and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!