Welcome to Day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.
We’re nearing the end of Christmas Week and I don’t know about you but I’m thinking that I need to break out the yoga pants with the amount of delicious treats that everyone is spotlighting! I thought I’d provide a twist on the classic Italian tiramisu but with a bit of an Irish twist.
My infatuation with Irish Cream began many many moons ago. I’d like to say it began when I had my mother’s BFF Moe’s divine Irish Cream Cream Puffs but if I must confess it started a bit earlier. See – back when I was in the 4th or 5th grade, my friend Anna and I would sneak a sip or two of Irish Cream out of my great grandmother’s fancy crystal. In our defense, we thought it was a funny tasting milkshake and my mom had a bottle of it in the back of the fridge. Boy did we think we were fancy. I blame the blonde hair. Anywhoo – the moral of the story is that I’ve learned that baking and whipping up treats with it is almost as good as a really good cocktail.
This Irish Cream Tiramisu couldn’t be easier to make and – an added bonus – there are no raw eggs in the mix. I started experimenting with a Nigella Lawson recipe and then decided to sub in a bit of whipped cream in lieu of the whipped egg white. The end result was a divine, rich dessert that is perfect for your Christmas Eve dinner.
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
Adding a bit of Irish Cream to the Whipped Cream – how bad can that be?
Time to whip in the marscapone
Adding a bit of Irish Cream to some seriously strong coffee
Time to assemble
Now this is what I call a coffee break!
- 32 ladyfinger cookies
- 1 1/2 cups of espresso or strong coffee
- 3/4 cup of Irish Cream liqueur, divided
- 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 2/3 cup of super fine sugar
- 8 ounces of marscapone cheese, softened
- cocoa for dusting
- In a bowl, whip together the cream and sugar until you have soft peaks.
- Add 1/4 cup of the Irish Cream liqueur and mix again.
- Lightly fold in the marscapone cheese.
- Set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together the strong coffee/espresso and the remaining 1/2 cup of Irish Cream liqueur
- Dunk the ladyfingers in the cooled espresso, letting them soften slightly.
- Line the bottom of an 8x8 pan with the soaked ladyfingers.
- Spread 1/2 of the Irish Cream mixture over the cookie layer.
- Follow again with another layer of soaked ladyfingers.
- Follow with the remaining Irish Cream mixture.
- Dust lightly with cocoa and let set in the fridge for about 8 hours or overnight.
Adapted from Nigella Lawson
Tomorrow we’ll have one final surprise to wrap up a fabulous Christmas Week but today, you need to see what this group of fabulous bloggers whipped up!
Visit all the other Christmas Week Peeps for more Holiday Baking Goodness:
- Christmas Fudge by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Peanut Butter Cup Fudge by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Peppermint Mocha Tart by See Aimee Cook
- Peanut Brittle by Noshing With The Nolands
- Spiced Cranberry Holiday Margaritas by Pineapple and Coconut
- Turtle Bark by The Girl In The little Red Kitchen
- Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Sauce by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate by My Catholic Kitchen
- Pomegranate-Ginger Champagne Cocktail by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Kletzenbrot – Christmas Fruit Bread from Tyrol by Masala Herb
- Spiked Butterscotch Hot Chocolate by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Frozen Mint Cookie Pie by The Messy Baker
- Stuffed Nut Roll Cookies by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Irish Cream Tiramisu by Cooking In Stilettos
- Lemon Sandwich Cookies by Try Anything Once Culinary
- Orange Creamsicle Fudge by Home Cooking Memories
- Stained Glass Window Cookies by Like Mother Like Daughter
- Eggnog and Cranberry Thumbprints by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
Today’s #ChristmasWeek giveaway comes courtesy of Freund Container & Supply. Freund Container & Supply has been helping build businesses since 1938 as the largest distributor of glass bottles, containers, and wholesale packaging supplies online. Freund offers over 5,000 items in stock every day, 98% same day shipping, and low-price guarantees. Take a look at Freund’s wide selection of jars, tins, bottles and vials for all your crafting and food related needs!
Today’s winner will receive one $250 Freund gift certificate, as well as one copy of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”. To enter, read the details and use the Rafflecopter below!
***This giveaway is for one $250 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply, as well as one copy of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”. Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety; any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. However, it should be noted that due to current International shipping rates, any Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders. ***
***Disclaimer: This gift certificate is being provided by Freund Container & Supply, while the cookbook has been provided by Juanita’s Cocina. #ChristmasWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***
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