the last thing I decided to make for Christmas lunch, was a Tirimasu :) yum!
I got this idea from a friend, who has a degree in hospitality... and is a fab cook! But this recipe is VERY SIMPLE!
Italian sponge finger biscuits - one large packet
600 mls thickened cream (not light cream - it won't whip)
drinking chocolate powder for sprinkling
teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of icing sugar or natural sugar replacement
one cup of cold strong black coffee
1/2 cup coffee liquor (I ended up using one that was a vanilla/chocolate cream liquor)
you will need a rectangular dish (I copied my friend and used a 2 litre plastic storage container with a snap lock lid)
1) In a flat dish or container, place the cold coffee & liquor
2) In another bowl, whip the cream, vanilla and icing sugar/sugar replacement until the cream is nice and thick - (but not too long or it will turn into butter!)
3) place biscuits on a tray ready to be dipped into the liquid...
4) get ready a small tea strainer or sieve to dust drinking chocolate powder
5) you are now ready to assemble your dessert!
6) soak each biscuit and roll around for about 5 seconds each in the coffee liquor mix... but not too long or the biscuits with fall apart!
7) place the soaked biscuits in rows until you have formed a layer, along the bottom of the container you are using for the dessert
8) place a layer of the whipped cream over the biscuit layer, then dust with the drinking chocolate powder
9) Continue to layer the biscuits, cream and choc powder until you fill the container... finishing with the dusted choc powder.
10) place in the fridge for 24 hours, and serve! Enjoy :)
Here's mine in the 2 litre container...
and served ready to eat, with some delicious strawberries and blueberries!
I also made this one, using cold drinking chocolate (with no coffee or liquor) and made it is similar fashion to the other one in the recipe above :)
Merry Christmas!! :)