Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Chocolate Tiramisu #SundaySupper

What happens when you add chocolate to an authentic tiramisu recipe?  Magic is what happens. This delicious Chocolate Tiramisu will delight your taste buds with every creamy bite! 

Chocolate Tiramisu | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate flavored tiramisu #SundaySupper #RKArecipes



This week's theme for Sunday Supper is "Italian Fest" and is being graciously hosted by Manuela of Manu's Menu. When I think of Italian cuisine, my thoughts immediately go to our own historic Little Italy in Cleveland where you can find authentic and delicious Italian food in trattorias, ristorates and Italian bakeries up and down Murray Hill any day of the year. I do not believe I have any Italian heritage, but in my area, you don't have to look far to find someone who does so you don't have to go far to enjoy the tastes of Italy. If you have roots in Italy or if you are just a lover of Italian cuisine, this event is for you!  Along with this tasty Chocolate Tiramisu you will find over 50 Italian inspired recipe links below from the Sunday Supper tastemakers! 

My friend Kim over at Kim's Cooking Now is my go-to when it comes to authentic Italian dishes, She is married to a full-blooded Italian man whose family has taught her the best way to cook and enjoy authentic Italian dishes.  This recipe for tiramisu is hers, with my chocolate twist, and it is absolutely amazing! Kim learned how to make this tiramisu on her first trip to Italy back in 1995 when she visited her husband's family and didn't speak a work of Italian!  She got her recipe from her sister-in-law Maria and, now when she goes back to Italy, her husband's family requests that she make it for them! How is that for authentic? 

Chocolate Tiramisu | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate flavored tiramisu #SundaySupper #RKArecipes

Please note! This authentic recipe does contain raw eggs. Pregnant woman, young children and the elderly should avoid eating it or use pasteurized eggs such as Safest Choice®.  You can also find directions on how to pasteurize your raw eggs at home by Googling "how to pasteurize eggs". 

Chocolate Tiramisu | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate flavored tiramisu #SundaySupper #RKArecipes

Chocolate Tiramisu is so easy to put together.  You will just need to give yourself a little time for it to sit in the fridge, allowing the Italian-style lady fingers (savoiardi) to soften.  Kim cautions that you want to make sure your mascarpone cheese is not watery, but firm like cream cheese, so that the cream layer isn't too soft and holds together. 

Let's get cooking! You will start by whipping the egg whites to a stiff peak. In another bowl, mix the sugar, egg yolks, chocolate liqueur, and espresso (or strong coffee) together.  To that mixture, you will whip in the mascarpone cheese and some melted chocolate to form the cream layer.  It should look something like the photo below when you are done. Gently fold in the whipped egg whites to lighten the chocolate cream layer. 

(Can I get a YUM?!  Yeah, you will have to control yourself from eating it by the spoonfuls at this point!) 

Chocolate Tiramisu | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate flavored tiramisu #SundaySupper #RKArecipes

Next, you will quickly dip each savoiardi into some espresso (or strong coffee) mixed with more chocolate liqueur and layer them, as shown,  in the bottom of an 8" x 8" baking dish. Break one of the savoiardi in half before dipping to cover the whole bottom. 

Chocolate Tiramisu | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate flavored tiramisu #SundaySupper #RKArecipes

Gently spread half of the chocolate cream mixture onto the savoiardi and sprinkle with a little cocoa powder then repeat the layers one more time.  

Chocolate Tiramisu | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate flavored tiramisu #SundaySupper #RKArecipes

Add a few semisweet mini chocolate chips to the top, if you like, and refrigerate it for several hours before serving.  That's it.  So easy, so delicious and so elegant!  

Chocolate Tiramisu | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - quick and easy dessert recipe for chocolate flavored tiramisu #SundaySupper #RKArecipes

What's your favorite 'doci'?

Chocolate Tiramisu

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Adapted from Kim's Cooking Now 
and Allrecipes 
Chocolate Tiramisu
My friend Kim's recipe for authentic tiramisu with a chocolate twist. Creamy, chocolaty and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs*, separated
  • 2 TBS chocolate liqueur, divided (such as Godiva®)
  • 8 oz. of brewed espresso (or very strong coffee) cooled to room temperature
  • 12 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 18 Italian-style lady fingers (savoiardi)
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • mini chocolate chips, for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave or over a double boiler. Set aside to cool.
  2. In medium bowl, with an electric mixer, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, combine sugar, egg yolks, 1 TBS chocolate liqueur, and 1 TBS of the brewed espresso (taken from the 8 oz). Mix with electric mixer until frothy.
  4. Add mascarpone cheese to the egg yolk mixture and whip until combined. Add in the cooled melted chocolate and beat until creamy.
  5. Gently fold in the whipped egg whites with a spatula until combined. Set aside.
  6. Add 1 TBS chocolate liqueur to the coffee and pour into a shallow dish. Quickly dip 9 lady fingers into coffee mixture and place in a single layer on the bottom of an 8" x 8" glass baking dish. (you will need to break the 9th one in half before dipping to fit into the dish)
  7. Gently spread half the chocolate cream over the layer of lady fingers. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and repeat layers with remaining lady fingers, coffee mixture, chocolate cream and cocoa. Garnish with mini chocolate chips, if desired.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours before serving to allow for the lady fingers to soften.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Cook time: 03 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 3 hrs. 20 mins.
Tags: chocolate, tiramisu, dessert, sweet, Sunday Supper

*This authentic recipe does contain raw eggs. Pregnant woman, young children and the elderly should avoid eating it or use pasteurized eggs such as Safest Choice®.  You can also find directions on how to pasteurize your raw eggs at home by Googling "how to pasteurize eggs". 


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12 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to get this recipe since I saw the photo! It looks stunning and I love how you used raw eggs for it - that's tiramisu for me! I need to try this chocolate version!

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  2. Looks absolutely decadent! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Looks amazing! Can't wait to try this!

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  4. Renee, you have just combined two of my most favorite things ever!!

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  5. I love tiramisu and this looks amazing!

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  6. You're very lucky to have learned this dish from an Italian!

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  7. I so want this right now! My family will love this!

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  8. How can you go wrong with chocolate and coffee?

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  9. A chocolate version of this amazing dessert? WOW! I'm dying to make this.

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