I can't believe how time flies so fast. Just a couple of days ago, my daughter just turned 4 months old. In few days time it will be Christmas soon. In matter of weeks we need to get used to writing 2008. By tomorrow my husband and I will be celebrating our fifth year wedding anniversary. In a few months time I will be visiting my family in Philippines to whom I havent seen for three years now. I am sure to see many of my nieces and nephew who have grown up few inches more. And my parents with always the same smile but probably with lesser hair or much gray hair since the last time I saw them. At the moment I only feel excitement and gratitude. For this year may have passed so fast before my eyes but filled with so much blessings.
And to enjoy a much sweeter time there is nothing else better than a cold tiramisu. This is my version of the famous Italian dessert express way without raw eggs. I was so tempted to try the Dulche de Leche recipe of Gloria, so I didnt hesitated in adding them up in my recipe.
about a dozen of ladyfingers, 1 cup of espresso, 60 g of sugar, 1 pint heavy cream, about 8 ounces of Mascarpone cheese, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, some nutella or any chocolate spread, dulche de leche
In a bowl, at medium speed, beat mascarpone with heavy cream and the sugar until soft peaks form. Beat in 1 Tbsp of vanilla, until stiff then put in the fridge. In a small bowl pour the espresso coffee then dip one by one the lady fingers. Arrange this dipped lady finger on your individual verrine. Put a layer of cold mascarpone, then a spoon of chocolate nutella then a spoon of dulche de leche. Repeat this procedure twice, the last layer should be a layer of mascarpone. Keep them covered in fridge for a minimum of 5 hours. Sprinkle it with some cocoa powder before serving.
For my french readers, the french version of this tiramisu recipe is here: http://www.lesfoodies.com/hilda/recette/verrine-tiramisu-au-nutella-et-confiture-lait