Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dessert club.

This is going to change your life. Well, at least your dessert-related life.

I hardly ever post about the desserts I eat or make. This by no means represents my real life dessert consumption. By the by.

Anyway, Deepa sent me this recipe and suggested we make it because 1) It's tiramisu and tiramisu is fancy; 2) It's an easy recipe; and 3) We both have out of control sweet teeth.

We did what most cool kids our age do on Saturday nights and went to the grocery store to gather the ingredients. 

...Apparently stores don't carry ladyfingers. And apparently people who work at grocery stores don't even know what ladyfingers are. What's that about?

So we winged it. And then also spontaneously grabbed a can of sweetened condensed milk. Best decision ever. 

5-Minute Tiramisu

  • 6 slices angel food cake, 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee (any kind)
  • 2 teaspoons melted dark chocolate

Angel food cake. I could eat this by the handful. Literally, this stuff has no body and hence it is quite possible to just form it into shapes.

Mix the ricotta, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl.

Place one slice of cake on a plate and pour 1/2 tablespoon of coffee onto the slice.

Let the coffee soak into the cake. Then spread some of the ricotta mixture on top.

Place another slice of cake on top. Pour coffee on top of that slice, then drizzle with condensed milk.

Place another slice on top, pour the rest of the coffee, spread ricotta and and top with more condensed milk. Finish by drizzling melted chocolate on top. 

You can make this with 2, 3, or even 4 slices of cake (if you're feeling a little crazy) and be as spontaneous as you feel like with the layers. 

Either way, this tastes so gourmet, and no one would ever know it took you 5 minutes to make it. And if it is possible for this to get any better, it's super light and definitely one of those desserts you don't have to feel guilty about eating!!

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