Monday, 1 March 2010

Hello everyone!

Bride and groom!

Assalamualaikum and hello everyone! Kitchen Guardian is back on the roll...well, almost! I have done a lot of thinking and reading and started baking, so, inshaallah am ready to brace any hiccups! Thank you to all of you readers and friends for your endless support...

The bride and groom was a result from my tutorial with the fabulous Mamamin! I have always wanted to do this, so, any takers for a bride and groom cake toppers!? Think I will have more private sessions with her in the future or time and financial permits with her gurus...Peggy Porschen, Debby Brown and Alan Dunn!
And, here's Tiramisu that I made using the recipe from my cooking and baking guru Saf. I have always loved Tiramisu, the only setback if I were to purchase outside is that it is sometimes contain alcohol (which of course I will pass) and the cheese is too overpowering! I learnt this when I was pregnant with Muhammad, and since it uses raw eggs I didn't attempt until lately. But, for these, I used pasteurised eggs, so, I had no worries when giving my children...Hajar called this ice-cream!

It's very easy to make, except that you need an electric mixer to beat the yolk and egg white.

Tiramisu (recipe fiddled by me between Safura's and David Lebovitz's)
400 g lady fingers
350g mascarpone cheese
3 eggs separated, I used pasteurised eggs
pinch of salt
5 tablespoon sugar
400 ml espresso, I used strong Nescafe
cocoa powder, I used Herscheys

1. Mix together the Nescafe with warm water, set aside.
2. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form, beat in half the sugar until stiff and glossy.
3. Beat the yolks with sugar until pale and fluffy. Using a spatula or whisk beat in the mascarpone cheese until lump free.
4. Fold in the beaten egg whites, then the remaining half just until fully incorporated, do not beat or the egg whites will deflate.
5. Prepare a casserole bowl, start layering the egg cheese mixture and the soaked lady fingers. 6. I began with a layer of egg cheese mixture, then the lady fingers. (I dipped the lady fingers in the Nescafe mix just to get them saturated, any longer or you will get a mushy lady finger!) Then, I dusted with cocoa powder (this is not in the recipe), and continue layering until all is done.
7. Chill for at least four hours, better still overnight.
8. Before serving shake cocoa powder generously on top and serve with chocolate shavings (I didn't!).

Give it a go friends, and indulge...mmm...I love love Tiramisu!!

9 comments:

tireless mom said...

Hi Yani

I am glad you are feeling much better. The long weekend helps yah! Must try your tiramisu one day. I so da love it too.

Naz said...

my fav too!

zaitgha said...

hi Yani...lovely recipe...nanti i shared my Tiramisu recipe pulak ya....just a tip to reduce the risk of salmonellla due to the raw egg....bila u beat the yolk tuh beat dlm bowl over simmering water (double boil)....

Madam Tai Tai No More said...

KG, lady fingers in Tiramisu? Lady fingers as in okra as in bendi??? Really? Wow..I never knew that.

John said...

Savoiardi, finger-shaped sponge cake is also known as ladyfingers...and definitely not of the vegetable one...

NanaDJ said...

Yani,
I love tiramisu especially the one by Just Heavenly (they also make Red Velvet Cake to die for!). Alas, I can't indulge in them too often, too much sugar and contain all the things that are not good for me. I am sure your Tiramisu must be heavenly too.

Lyana Mauseth said...

yummy!

tina_bakes said...

what great-looking figurines!! love the groom's suit!! bravo!!

Kitchen Guardian said...

Yatt TM,
Cuba jgn tak cuba!

Naz,
I owe you the beryani without udang, he he!

Kak Zai zaitgha,
Nanti I cuba...nxt I want to place them in dessert cups/bowls, tak comot bila makan!

Gina MTT,
I pun dulu thought the same, rupanya this Savoiardi biscuits!

John,
Tqs.

Kak Nana NanaDJ,
Same here, I love JustHeavenly's bakes, can't miss butterscotch cupcake, havent tried their Tiramisu, but am looking forward to try their Red Velvet cake.

Lyna,
Trylah! Jamu neighbour you!

Tina,
Now I hv to figure out how to make pengantin pakai tudong and baju melayu :)

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