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Boccaccio's Tiramisu

Dear SOS: I am a tiramisu fan and have tried it in hundreds of places. The best one is served at Boccaccio's in Westlake Village. Najua Raslan Agoura Dear Najua: Kathleen Emmons of Boccaccio's was flattered to be asked for ... Read more

Total time: 40 minutes plus 2 hours chilling | Serves 6 to 8
Note: Although many recipes call for uncooked eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found them to be a potential carrier of food-borne illness and recommends that infants, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems avoid raw eggs.
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 pound plus 2 ounces mascarpone
  • 1 1/2 cups brewed espresso
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto
  • 1 (3-ounce) package ladyfingers

Step 1Beat egg yolks with powdered sugar on medium speed until pale and creamy, about 5 minutes. Add mascarpone and beat until thick and firm.

Step 2Whip egg whites until fluffy and firm, 3 to 4 minutes. Fold egg whites into mascarpone mixture.

Step 3Combine espresso and Amaretto. Quickly dip half ladyfingers in espresso mixture on each side. Layer ladyfingers in bottom of an 9-inch square glass baking dish. Spread ladyfinger layer with half mascarpone mixture. Dip remaining ladyfingers in espresso mixture, layer in dish, then spread remaining mascarpone on top. Chill 2 hours.

Each of 8 servings:
474 calories; 261 mg sodium; 320 mg cholesterol; 28 grams fat; 42 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams protein; 0.01 gram fiber.
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