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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chocolate Tiramisu

~~Credit for this recipe goes to Nigel...See his comment below...He did give it to me. So thanks to him, we all have this great recipe to enjoy! Thanks Nigel!~~

Chocolate Sauce

Water ¾ cup

Sugar 1 ½ cups

Cocoa powder ¾ cup

Mix water sugar and cocoa to a thin consistency rich chocolate. Make as strong or as sweet as you prefer by adding more of less sugar. (these amounts are what I have found to work the best) Mix and do not boil. Stir over medium heat until there are no more lumps and the sauce is smooth. Set aside on a low temp burner to keep warm, stirring occasionally.

Don't burn

Heavy Whipping Cream --2 pints

Marscapone Cheese --2 containers

Sugar --½ cup

Vanilla--2 teaspoons

Beat whipipng cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. (basically until it looks ready) Fold in Marscapone cheese (I usually dump it in and mix it lightly with a rubber spatula.) Will thicken

2 boxes of Nilla wafers


Dip in Nilla Wafers in chocolate sauce. DO not let sit in chocolate sauce to long but long enough to soak up a little sauce. I usually put about 15-20 in the sauce, and start taking them out right away. Layer nilla wafers covered in chocolate on the bottom of a 9X13 pan. (you can also use any other pan, glass pans work well so that you can see the pretty layering, it can be a tall circle pan, or a small square pan. If you use an 8X8 pan cut the recipe in half) Follow the nilla wafers with a thin layer of whipping cream mixture.Repeat until you have used up all of the whipping cream ending with the whipping cream layer.Sprinkle cinnamon or cocoa powder (we recommend cinnamon, it brings the chocolate flavor out a whole bunch). Tap on counter to pack it all in.

Cover with Saran Wrap over night in fridge (The longer it sits in the fridge the better, we usually make it about 9 at night to eat it about 8 or so the next night. Works Great!)

~~~~Make half To try before you are making it for any big occasion to make sure that you get the right taste to it.


Jaidi and Justin Clayton and Family! said...

This is a yummy substitute for those of us who do not drink coffee. It is amazing. It takes some time to make, but it is definitely worth it!

Nigel Flannery Livingston said...

Am I going to get any credit for this recipe? I distinctly remember being the one who conned an old fashioned Italian chef into sharing his family recipe with me, and then modifying it for non-coffee drinkers. I even used Nilla Wafers instead of Lady Fingers due to cost. I made this for July fourth, and everybody loved it.

Since then, it has popped up at various family functions, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Mom even made a raspberry tira misu once, but I'm pretty sure she had a recipe.

She did use my nilla wafers trick, though. And for the record, you should dip the nilla wafers in the chocolate one at a time. Don't dump 20 of them in at once. That's the way they do it in Texas.

I want credit for this.

Oh, and put me in as an author.

Nigel Flannery Livingston said...

Some suggested variations:

1- sprinkle toasted coconut on top.

2- add a layer or two of crushed raspberries or strawberries. you'll want to add some sugar to the berries.

3- try a layer of bananas.

4- if you are the coffee type (yuck) create a mixture of 1 part espresso / 1 part chocolate sauce from the above recipe.

5- chips ahoy cookies are good instead of nilla wafers.

6- try marshmallow fluff instead of marscapone cheese. it's actually better. and cheaper. or cream cheese.

Maunster said...

Just so ya'll know, this is one of our favorite recipes EVER, no matter who created it :) Thx!!!

Jaidi and Justin Clayton and Family! said...

Alright Nigel...I fixed the post!