The classic Italian “pick-me-up” – the translation for the Italian word “tiramisu” – will now keep your energy stable and steady without interfering with sleep!

Teeccino makes such a delicious tiramisu that you won’t want to stop eating it. Well, at least you won’t have to worry about the caffeine but we can’t promise the same for the calories!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar, divided into 1 cup and 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cup strongly brewed Teeccino French Roast of Java
  • A splash of brandy or dark rum (optional)
  • 1 1/2 lbs Mascarpone Cheese
  • Ladyfingers, 2 boxes, or enough to cover 12″ x 12″ dish
  • 6 eggs
  • Unsweetened Cocoa

Directions

Teeccino Simple Syrup

  • Mix 1 cup sugar, brewed Teeccino and brandy or rum in a small pot.
  • Boil 5 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.

Tiramisu

  • In a mixer, beat Mascarpone cheese until smooth.
  • Add remaining 1 1/2 cup sugar to cheese and beat in until combined (if you desire, you can add vanilla or almond flavoring to this mixture)
  • Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites
  • Add the egg yolks to the cheese and sugar mixture and blend until smooth
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites into a stiff froth. Add a pinch of cream of tartar midway through beating them to help stiffen the froth until it forms little peaks.
  • In a large bowl, carefully fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture with a wooden spoon. Gently scoop the cheese mixture over the egg whites until they are incorporated. The cheese mixture should be light and airy.
  • Repeat the following 3 steps 3 times
    • Dip the Ladyfingers one at a time, sugar side up, into the Teeccino simple syrup. Place each one at the bottom of a 12″ x 12″ ceramic dish in single layer.
    • Brush the top of the layer well with the Teeccino simple syrup.
    • Spread 1/3 of cheese mixture on top of Lady fingers.
  • Sprinkle lightly with unsweetened cocoa.  Sieve the cocoa powder through a fine metal mesh to create a finely dusted topping.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours.

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