What’s not to love about creamy, authentic tiramisu?
I never had tiramisu until I went to college. Sad, I know, but true! My mom and grandmothers always made cookies, cakes, and pies, growing up, but no one in the family had any Italian roots, so tiramisu was a dessert that just never came to mind.
Heck, we rarely even had spaghetti!
Tiramisu is an acquired taste. It is not overly sweet like most other desserts. That’s part of the reason I knew I wanted to make it for #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar – after mega-rich and decadent recipes like grandma’s brownies and no-churn chocolate ice cream, I wanted something for those of you who enjoy a more subtle dessert.
Okay, maybe subtle isn’t the right word… because I went ultra authentic with this recipe and used 1/2 coffee and 1/2 booze! My point is, this dessert has just a hint of sweetness, rather than being the kind of ultra-chocolaty dish that makes your teeth hurt because it’s so sweet.
I’m not kidding about the alcohol though. We had friends over the night I made this, and my one friend commented that he was tipsy after eating a big slice! You don’t bake this recipe, so the booze doesn’t have a chance to cook off.
But never fear – if you don’t want alcohol in your dessert, you can use 100% coffee.
Either way, this is one of the adults, rather than the kids!
A huge thank you to Imperial Sugar for providing the sugar for this recipe and being our #Choctoberfest Gold Sponsor!
Here’s the recipe… make sure you scroll down to see the other bloggers posting today for #Choctoberfest, and if you haven’t already, enter here to win our huge chocolate prize pack!