I have always loved tiramisu in its traditional form. I had heard of tiramisu parfaits, but hadn’t tried them yet, so when I was asked to create a dessert using Bailey’s Irish Cream I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do. The Bailey’s adds a fabulous element to this delicious dessert!
I’ve been telling you about the Friendsgiving that I hosted in early November with a few close friends. A fun way to get together and share thanks among friends, reserving Thanksgiving for your family. We had a great time, enjoyed some chopped salad and bruschetta for starters, ate lasagna roll ups for dinner, and finished off the meal with these parfaits for dessert. It was a great time and the entire meal was a success!
Parfaits are great for dessert because they are the perfect size for one person. A parfait in this form, with cake and liquid, is basically a trifle in miniature form. They can be kept in the fridge for up to a few days, just remove them and allow to come to room temperature before serving, about an hour or so. The chilled dessert does not seem as flavorful and it’s much more enjoyable when allowed warm up a bit.
After you prepare the mascarpone filling, line up six dessert dishes. Place 6 cubes of ladyfingers into the bottom of the dessert dish (5 around the edge and 1 in the center), arranging so that the cut side faces out and touches the side of the dish. Dribble espresso mixture over the cubes.
Add a layer of mascarpone cheese mixture to each dish, a heaping 1/4 cup or so.
Gently press down and spread to an even layer.
Sprinkle with shaved chocolate, reserving enough for the second layer. Repeat the process, cubed ladyfingers, espresso, mascarpone cheese, then shaved chocolate.
The complete recipe is below. I’ve made these THREE times, they are so good!
Adapted from The [amazon_link id=”0446530573″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Sopranos Family Cookbook[/amazon_link]