Tiramisu Trifles

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When I bought the jar of instant espresso powder for the espresso pots de creme a few weeks ago I knew I wouldn’t be able to leave it alone for long. And indeed I didn’t so here is a another coffee dessert (and it probably won’t be the last one). These tiramisu trifles are super delicious, easy and very quick to make. One of the layers is a simple espresso-flavored whipped cream, another is the traditional flavored mascarpone cream, and the ladyfinger layer is moistened not by straight espresso but by a sweet coffee liqueur sauce. Enjoy!

Tiramisu Trifles
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
For the ladyfinger layer:
  • 6 ladyfingers, crumbled
  • ¼ cup coffee liqueur (I used Kapali)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
For the mascarpone layer:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
For the espresso whipped cream layer:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • cocoa powder as garnish
Instructions:
For the ladyfinger layer:
  1. Add coffee liqueur, cream and espresso powder to a saucepan and bring to a very low simmer.
  2. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon keep the mix simmering until reduced to about ⅓ cup.
  3. Let cool to room temperature.
For the mascarpone layer:
  1. Beat egg yolks, sugar, espresso powder and coffee liqueur with an electric mixer for a few minutes until pale yellow.
  2. Add the mascarpone and continue to beat for a few more minutes until you have a nice thick base.
  3. Set aside.
For the espresso whipped cream layer:
  1. Whip all ingredients to stiff peaks.
For the assembly:
  1. Pipe the different components in layers into tall glasses. For the ladyfinger layer, add the crumbles and drizzle them with the coffee sauce. Dust with cocoa powder and serve cold.

 

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9 comments

  1. Pang says:

    I love the substitute to coffee liqueur, Nicole. This looks so delicious. I love Tiramisu, but this Tiramisu Trifles of yours looks even better :)

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