Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A little Law School "Pick me up"

Tiramisu in Italian means "pick me up." As we now enter the third month of our first year of law school, I think that it just about goes without saying that my classmates and I need a little pick me up! So, in order to spread the boost around, I made Williams-Sonoma's Tiramisu recipe. 

And I glad that I did. Whipped heavy cream, mascarpone cheese and fluffy eggs over coffee, liquor, sugar soaked Lady Fingers...sounds like a great pick-me-up to me! I'm also pretty confident that all those who enjoyed a slice (or two, or three) agreed. 

If you like Tiramisu, I highly recommend the Williams-Sonoma recipe. However, I have a small (but big) warning: this recipe makes a lot of tiramisu! Like, two trays worth of the creamy stuff! So unless you have a endless supply of hungry graduate school boys around, I suggest cutting down the recipe by at least a third. It wasn't until after we finished making the Tiramisu and I realized that the recipe makes enough for a 6 quart dish! We used the only thing we had available which was a 2 quart baking dish and then filled my 8 by 8 brownie pan with the overflow. Trust me, it tasted good, but it's been 5 days since we made this recipe and there is still half of a tray sitting in my neighbor's fridge (and some secretly stashed away in my freezer). 

Speaking of 5 days though, this tiramisu holds up pretty well and still tastes good after a few days. Another quick little suggestion is that when you soak the lady fingers, try not to exceed dunking each piece for 2-3 seconds because they really are little sponges and could get soggy and runny later on down the road. Other than that, make this recipe a night in advance, let the flavors chill and mingle in overnight in the fridge, and have a piece for breakfast instead of your morning coffee! Buon appetito!

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Mmmmmmm... I say next time you make that recipe divvy it up into cupcake cups (or those handy little nut cups) and pass 'em around to everyone in sight ;)

I Love Tiramisu. It was really nice of you to make it for your friends. Good luck in Law school.

Rachelle said...

Oooh, mmmm! I WILL be making me some Tiramisu for a my birthday next month. I can't wait!

Jerry said...

So needed this picky me up today!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Wow, this looks delicious!

Ingrid said...

Oh, man! Can we be friends? I'll GLADLY take some off you hands!

Great photo and thanks for the tips!
~ingrid

Amber said...

Wow, I haven't make tiramisu in a couple years. Thanks for the reminder. Williams Sonoma is always great for everything. I would love to fill my kitchen with everything they have and then cook every recipe they print. Your photo is far too tempting.

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