Tiramisu

This quick and simple dessert will be a sure winner with your loved one this Valentines Day

Tirimisu

Ingredients

Serves 2

1 egg (separated)

25g caster sugar

110g mascarpone cheese

2 tsp ground coffee

Coffee sponge cut into rings

2 tsp liquor (ie Baileys, Cornish Lust or Marsala)

20g grated dark chocolate

Method

Dilute the coffee with a three tablespoon of boiling water and add liquor. Leave to cool.

Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy then fold in the mascarpone cheese.

Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks.

Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

Soak the sponge in the coffee/liquor mixture for about ten seconds on each side.

In a metal food ring (approximately 7cm in diameter) place a layer of sponge, followed by the cheese then a layer of grated chocolate, continue until the ring is full and finish with a layer of the cheese mixture

Refrigerate for 30 minutes then quickly blow torch the outside of the metal ring and remove.

Dust with a layer of cocoa powder or grated chocolate and serve with some honeycomb, fresh mint and raspberry coulis

(Alternatively, present you Tiramisu in a glass tumbler/wine glass for a sophisticated touch!)