Tiramisu Parfait

I am so excited to be Co-Hosting Foods of The World with an amazing group of bloggers and we are inviting you to come along on our trip around the world. Be sure and check out the bottom of my post to meet my Co-Host for the party and you can link your favorite Italian dish.

I am very happy that you are coming along with Foods of The World on our trip to Italy. I am bringing a very special dessert for one of our stops.  Tiramisu is said to be one of Italy's most popular desserts and it is clearly one of my favorites. Once referred to as The Soup of The Duke, it is believed to have originated in Northern Italy in the Veneto area. The romantic city of Venice is the capital city of Veneto. This rich coffee flavored dessert is often served on special occasions in Italian homes and restaurants. Tiramisu means "pick me up", and should be savored with each bite of the layered creamy dessert.  On January 17, 2013 Tiramisu was declared the official dish of the 6th World Day of Italian Cuisine.

Tiramisu Parfait

The original recipe for Tiramisu is layered with coffee soaked Savoiardi Biscuits with another layer of Mascarpone Cream, sometimes using raw eggs and topping the layers with cocoa powder. Some recipes will call for a mixture of wine or other liquors with the cheese mixture. My recipe has eliminated the raw eggs and is presented as a Parfait.

Tiramisu Parfait
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4- 8-ounce servings
1 7-ounce package Lady Fingers
1 cup very strong black coffee
1 8-ounce block cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar, divided
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla or liquor
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
In a chilled mixing bowl, whip together 3/4 cup heavy cream adding 1/2 cup sugar, whip to soft peaks.
Refrigerate the whipped cream until called for
In a mixing bowl mix the cream cheese,vanilla or liquor and the remaining cream and sugar mix until creamy and thoroughly blended
Break one Lady Finger in half and quickly dip in the black coffee and place in the bottom of the serving container
Next drop enough of the cream mixture on the dipped Lady Finger to cover it well with an ample serving
Next repeat the layers until the serving container is filled almost to the top
Top with a large dollop of the whipped cream and dust with the cocoa powder
Refrigerate for 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving 
Garnish with 1/2 of a Lady Finger
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Begin The Layers

Complete The Layers

Ready To Serve

Serving Two or More

Or Enjoy Alone!

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Miz Helen

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  1. I never heard of the original biscuit.. interesting story about the dessert's history. It is definitely one of my favorite Italian desserts… great choice.

  2. My mouth is watering just looking at these wonderful desserts!

  3. Miz Helen and ladies this is one of the most awesome link party ideas ever! I love the idea of food around the world...and this is a great month for me to have discovered this link party because of being Italian :-) I am excited to be here and I have followed all of the hosts!

  4. Tiramisu is my dessert weakness! If it's on the menu, I'm ordering it. (And sometimes two servings! lol) Yours looks so tasty. :) I'm happy to be co-hosting with you. Get your bags packed for Ireland!

  5. Tiramisu is one of my favorite . Happy to co-host with you Miz Helen .

  6. What a gorgeous Tiramisu! The colors make me think of bright warm sunny days. Linked up one of my favorite Italian recipes! Love the party theme.


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