Mar 15, 2009

Tiramisu - Light as Air

Tiramisu

October 05, 2009:
Thank you so much for visiting, and your continued support, even in my absence!
I have taken on a career that requires a lot of work, and a lot of time, so I am still unable to return to the scene, and mix something up... I do, from time to time, check in to see what you all are doing, and I miss being part of your world actively.
Hope to return soon, at least on a monthly basis, till then, please enjoy Cafe Chocolada!
-Melita-

I have recently made this awesome light as air Tiramisu, based on a recipe from Masatera of “Recepti iz moje biljeznice” (Recipes from my notebook), and just slightly edited to what I had available here. It is not based on a traditionally used mascarpone cheese, but rather I have used Philadelphia whipped cream cheese, and got this luscious cream, which make you feel like you are eating sweet delicious air!

Tiramisu

2 packages of lady fingers, the soft kind
Strong coffee to soak them, but not over soak
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 packet whip it, whipped cream stabilizer
200g of Philadelphia whipped cream cheese
150g, or as much as you like, powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
About 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Mix whipped cream, with powdered sugar, and whipped cream stabilizer until whipped, then add cream cheese, vanilla extract, and mix well. You may also add like 1 or 2 drops of yellow food color, but that is completely optional.

On a plate, rectangular or however you like, arrange a layer of lady fingers soaked gently in strong coffee (unsweetened), then spread half of the cream, then a layer of lady fingers again, and then rest of the cream, and spread that cream all over the sides too, if you wish. Dust with cocoa powder, and you are all set. Refrigerate for couple of hours, or put in a freezer for about half an hour, to serve sooner :)

73 comments:

Elyse said...

I'm so sorry that you're going through such trying times right now. My thoughts are with you during this tough period.

I must say that this tiramisu looks fabulous! Hopefully it added a bit of cheer to your days.

Looking forward to your return once life is a bit more settled!

MASATERA said...

Odmah sam snimila poznatu sličicu na tvom blogu :). Predivno si ga napravila a tek slika!! Počašćena sam, tvoja slika je moju stavila u sjenu, morat ću ga ponovo radit samo zbog slikanja :) Pusa!

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Thank ladies!:)
Elyse, don't worry, I'll still be hitting the kitchen and whipping up something delicious any chance I get, just not often, as I planned :)

Deseree said...

Sorry to hear about the tough times you are going through. I wish you well and hope that everything works out.

And on your tiramisu....YUM! I love tiramisu but have yet to try it at home. Your recipe just might inspire me.

Maggie said...

It sounds like a horribly frustrating and stressful situation, I hope things get settled fairyly. The tiramisu looks beautifully light!

HoneyB said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear of your problem! You fight em good and WIN!

Your tiramisu is gorgeous!!

zerrin said...

This Tiramisu is AMAZING! I saw its picture and I'm just fascinated by it now. You've a great blog and recipes.

I'm also sorry for all those bothersome issues you have to deal with. I hope you overcome it soon.

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Thank you ladies - Tiramisu is indeed delightful!
I'm a strong woman, I know I'll come out victoriously, and I am doing my best to stay calm and collected!
Thank you all for kind words! :)
I'll bake something special in the end! :)

The Food Librarian said...

I'm very sorry to hear about the troubles you are having to go through. I'm afraid there are so many others going through the same thing as you. I wish only the best for you and keep up the fight!

aleta said...

Oh goodness, how terrible! And yet you left us all such a beautiful gift to look at. Best of luck, my friend, sounds like you're at least on the good side and it will all work out. And maybe for no other reason than I don't want to wait too long for more recipes!!

SweetSensation said...

stvarno mi je žao što prolaiš kroz sve ovo...mislim na tebe i nadam se da će se sve završiti dobro!

Vera said...

Savrseno parce...

Andrea said...

Joj Melitta pa ova priča je strašna. Svaka ti čast na snazi i upornosti i nadam se da će sve ispast dobro za tebe.
Kolač divno izgleda al od tebe sam na to i navikla. :)

Andrea said...

I još ti želim reći (ovo ne moraš objavljivat ovo je više privatni komentar) da ti se posebno divim na snazi jer mogu samo zamisliti što znači biti sam u dalekoji stranoj zemlji. Kako je prilagodba na novu kulturu i jezik bila teška i onda još i takav ružan događaj.
Vjerujem da ćeš ti izaći kao pobjednica iz ovoga, uzdignute glave. Imaš moju punu moralnu podršku. Samo tako naprijed!

Marija said...

I'm so sorry this is happening to you :( Be strong, I know you'll win!

Kisses

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Thank you all for wonderful comments and support! I'll be fine, especially once the lawyer takes over, so they can't harass me any more, and I'll let you know what is the outcome. It may take years before I see the results, but it might not, I am sure proper authorities will see this case as high priority so those people would be stopped.
Anyway, don't you worry about me, all of this has changed me, given me more wisdom, and I am confident all the harm they did will have to be fixed.
Thank you all, and don't worry, I am here, I'll still be baking/cooking and posting, perhaps only a bit less than I would love to :)

shadow said...

I certainly hope they will be brought to justice soon!

Glad that this is not getting you down too much! :-)

Loie said...

You poor thing! I hope everything works out for the best. Your tiramisu looks amazing, and I'm sure a lot of people in the blogging community are thinking of you :)

Happy cook said...

Oh I am really sorry to hear about you difficulties, hope everything work our for you.

noble pig said...

Oh Medena, I hope things get better soon but this cake my word, it's beautiful.

farida said...

Melita, I am sorry to hear about your problems:( but I am sure you will win and justice with prevail!

How sweet of you to post another delicious recipe amidst this stressful time. Looks so delicious!!!!

emily said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed your blog. I found it through Foodgawker, and it is absolutely breathtaking.

You have a real talent for photography, not to mention cooking. Thank you for sharing such beautiful work!

Best of luck through this difficult time.

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Thank you Emily, and everyone else!
I'll be fine, lawyers will take on the bad people, and I'll be cookin'! :)

nlo said...

S obzirom na moje NE tako dobro poznavanje engleskog jezika nisam sasvim sigurna o čemu se radi znam samo da nešto nije u redu. S obzirom na to želim ti da iz svega izađeš kao pobjednik:))
tiramisu izgleda extra!

Darina said...

Hi, I just found your blog on Food Buzz. I'm so glad...I think it's wonderful. Now I don't have to wait for my mom to bring me copies of "Debeli ali Srecni" from Serbia (what an unfortunate name for a cooking magazine!)

I'm very sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope verythng works out for you.

Shelly said...

awww sounds awful! What goes around, comes around and I believe in Karma! Great foodie blog!

melrose said...

Draga Melitta...zelim ti da iz svega izadjes kao pobjednik, pa makar i nakon nekoliko godina bitke. Drzim ti fige!!! Ne znam tacno o kakvoj se prevari radi (osim da su u pitanju nekretnine i falsificirani podaci), ali znam da prije svega boli prevara, a tek onda financijski gubitak. Jbg. takav je zivot, ono sto te ne ubije cini te jacom, a i ne kaze se dzaba - oteto prokleto.

maxiene said...

I am very sorry to hear what you are going through. I hope it works out well for you.
drzim ti fige:)

Inmaculada (Adi) said...

So sorry about such news...
Really hope everything can be solved in a short period.
Delicious recipe and wonderful picture.
My best wishes.

Nicisme said...

I'm so sorry to read that you are having such an awful time of it. Hope is gets sorted soon.
PS. the tiramisu looks delicious!

Bread and Jam said...

So sorry to hear about this! Good will prevail in the end. I really enjoy your posts and yummy photos. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I made this tiramisu with some friends, and literally cried with joy after I tried it. Thanks for the great recipe! I can now enjoy my favorite dessert without the danger of raw egg!

MASATERA said...

Imaš kod mene ;a href=http://receptiizmojebiljeznice.blogspot.com/2009/03/isprika-i-zahvala.html/:malu zahvalu/a: :)
Pusa!

MASATERA said...

Mislim da sam napravila grešku kod linka ali znam da ćeš se snaći :)

RecipeGirl said...

That is completely horrible news. I wish you nothing but the best and hope that everything gets resolved very soon for you.

maxiene said...

cao medena:)
ostavila sam ti nagrade na mom blogu. mozes ih preuzeti ako zelis:)

Sweet Corner said...

evo i mene k tebi, predivan je blog, a ovaj tiramisu je neodoljiv, prekrasne slike!

Sweet Corner said...

evo i mene k tebi, prekrasan ti je blog, slikice sve...a tiramisu je neodoljiv:)

Mermaid Sweets said...

I just found your blog - so sorry to hear about such an awful thing. I hope it gets resolved quickly and correctly. Look forward to your return and will explore your blog in the meantime.

laura laurentiu said...

Žao mi je pošto si morala da pređeš preko takih stvari, te molim da dođeš do mene gde imaš neke premije koje te cekaju. Verujem da ce da te razveseli.
http://cuinabanateana.blogspot.com/2009/03/premii-noi-pentru-mine-pentru-voi.html

Meddi said...

Hej Melitta..hade navrati malo do mog bloga imas dvije nagradice za pokupiti .. :)

Eileen said...

I am so sorry to hear about this awful situation. My heart goes out to you...I hope you can get it resolved.

MASATERA said...

Pitam se gdje si??

MASATERA said...

Nadam se da ćeš nam se brzo vratiti :)
Imaš kod mene nagradu

Amanda Crowe said...

I am not a big fan of Tiramisu in that States, it tastes totally different - much boozier, mushier & all together not my fav.

God bless you!

gine said...

this tiramisu looks delicious, compliments! XOXO

vicktory said...

Dear Medena!
I find your recipes and photos very interesting and beautiful!
Your blog is unique.
I hand you this [url=www-vicktory.wordpress.com]Inspiration Award![/url],which I have received shortly myself.

mikkey said...

Hi, I have a award for you in my blog, come to take it! :)

Talita said...

Hi, Mellita! Your blog is so, so amazing! I really liked it! I add you on my favorite blogs, I hope you don't mind!

Laura said...

Dear Medena, i'm so very sorry about the injustice you have to endure :(
...hope it comes to an end soon!
...with you happy and content, after all these hard times...

I wanted to invite you to my blog, where a special gift awaits you, an award called: Blogger Oscar, for your precious culinary creations!!!
With much appreciation,
Laura

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through with your mortgage. We are in the process of buying a home right now and it is definitely scary to think how easily others can take advantage of honest people. Keep fighting!!

Your tiramisu looks beyond amazing!!

Navita said...

Hey Medena, I have been away for long for personal reasons...saw this post only today...thats sad...I hope those miscreants get their due. Will pray for u.

Green said...

Thank you so much for posting the recipe. I hope everything go well for you.

Thanks again
-Green
www.ahacook.ccom

Mary said...

what a treat .....so nice!

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous tiramisu!
i'm sorry to hear what happened to you, i hope it'll resolve any time soon.

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Antonella said...

It's gorgeous!!

janeclaireskitchen said...

Melita - I only just found your blog and thought it was wonderful but also what a shame to hear about your troubles. I hope things are going ok and you will be back to writing about your amazing recipes soon. Your blog is ace,

good luck with the mortgage stuff,

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http://janeclaireskitchen.blogspot.com/

klausenburger said...

wow! amazing! you have such a great blog! and you are inspiring me. thank you :)

comfycook said...

I can't imagine how frustrating an painful your experience is. Be strong and smile a lot. This too will pass. Someday, you will have some great stories to tell. I don't know if that helps but I am trying.

Good luck to you.

foodcreate said...

Im soo sorry !


Thanks for your wonderful recipes:) look so delicious :0


Have a peaceful Day :)

Miranda said...

WOW! I found your site and I truly enjoy it! You have wonderful posts.
Thank you so much for sharing!

I hope that you will get through your hard times...I am looking foward to more posts.

Mariana said...

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eldivenlerim said...

this is very, very yumy;)
I am sure that it is very tasty....

NMOS said...

That definitely looks like one of the lightest tiramisus that I've ever seen. Great pics.

Janet said...

Melita I've missed you! I'm so glad you checked in and let us know you're still out there, even if you're too busy right now to post your fabulous creations. I hope you are enjoying the new career that is keeping you so busy. Come back when you can!

Retete de slabit said...

Very nice... love this cake :)

Hua Bin said...

welcome back Melida, I visit Ur blog very often, my friends in Vietnam too, the new name for Tiramisu also great. Hua Bin

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