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!


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!

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.