I call this my lazy man’s tiramisu because it doesn’t take much time to put together and it doesn’t have to sit like a classic tiramisu before you can eat it.
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- 1 lb (450 g) cantuccini cookies
- 1 cup (225 ml) Vin Santo
- 1 lb (450 g) mascarpone cheese
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
- 3.5 oz (100 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped (optional)
Bash up your cookies. You can just smack them with the bottom of a pan(which is very satisfying if you have had a bad day), or chop them with a knife (which can make you feel very cheffy if you’re in the right mood). Put them into a cake pan and then pour the Vin Santo, or your liqueur of choice over them. The goal here isn’t to drown the cookies. You want to give them flavor, but have them still retain their crunch.
In a separate bowl mix together the mascarpone cheese, sugar to taste and the rest of the liqueur, again to taste. If you want you can also chop up some chocolate and add it here, or you can wait until the end and sprinkle it on top of the individual servings. I’ve done both and one method isn’t better than the other. Whatever you choose mix this well so that everything is nicely incorporated and then spread the whole thing over the cookies so that they’re fully covered. You can, if you want, go one step further and sprinkle chopped chocolate and chopped cookie bits over the whole thing. You can serve this Tiramisu immediately.
If you can’t get your hands on Vin Santo liqueur or cantucci cookies, you can substitute with regular biscotti and a Port wine or even a Grand Marnier.