Saturday, January 07, 2006

Pick-me-up

Second attempt at Tiramisu

That's my second attempt at this fantastic Italian dessert. Geez, I think i'm hooked! I had some mascarpone cheese left from the previous attempt so I decided to make a second one. Besides, i needed a 'pick-me-up'. Hehe... the Italians sure know how to enjoy life eh?

This time I used sponge cake that I bought from a bakery outside my home. I was simply too lazy to go the distance for some Savoiardi.

Anyway, it tasted good with sponge cake too. Hmmm but I think I put too little Bailey's. Oooo anyway some of you suggested putting Marsala into the zabaglione, or even using Tia Maria in my espresso mixture. You know what? I'm gonna do just that. Haha but I'll have to go buy them first. I have no liquer stash to speak of at home. No one drinks! I only have my sole bottle of Bailey's I bought from the DFS at the airport when coming back from Phuket recently.

With this note, I announce the beginning of my tiramisu project. I'm bent on finding the best recipe yet. Meanwhile, I need more cash... care to donate? It's all for a good cause! HAHA...

Just kidding...

9 comments:

J said...

that looks wonderful! finding the ultimate recipe sure sounds like a worthwhile project...good luck!

Kat said...

You have such a delicious blog!! Love reading all your entries and drooling over your photos!
Want to check with you, how long can your choc chunk cookie and cranberry shortbread cookie keep? Thinking of making them for Chinese New Year.

Nicholas said...

Good job! Sounds like a worthy project to embark on.
I remembered mine. Took me 5 tries to get what I wanted, heh.
It's really subjective hey?
The perfect recipe.
I've heard of so many different kinds of variations. It's really subjective, I guess.
I heard in the radio one time at work, that Senso was voted as having the best Tiramisu. The ad said that they use Amaretto. Almonds? Really?
Oh well.

James said...

Hmmmm hey why don't you try this mix, ameretto, tia maria, kahlua, brandy.

a 2:1:1:1 ratio, might work pretty well. i think MUahahaha!

Nic said...

Great shot! I don't have the perfect recipe, but I can't wait to see how the project turns out.

the baker said...

J: Thanks! let me know if you come across any notable recipe yes? :)

Kat: glad you enjoy reading my blog :) the cookies can keep for at least 2 to 3 weeks I'd figure. Though I doubt they'll last till then!

Nicholas: yea it's definitely subjective, but i'm bent on getting it right. haha. hmmm I've never tried the one at Senso, but so far, in my opinion (at least to what my tastebuds have declared), Enotria has the best tiramisu I've eaten. But now you're making me curious about the one at Senso - I guess I'll have to try it myself eh? Amaretto? Interesting! Call me 'sua ku' but I didn't know that there were so many ways to make tiramisu. or maybe i've just been plain ignorant all this while!

james: haha, that sounds like a fun concoction! just too bad I don't have any in my home right now. maybe you'd like to donate? :p

Nic: yea, it'll be a fun project I figure... and my parents would def. scream if they found out how many eggs I've been using!

Thalie said...

Hi !
After all this long long hours wandering on your blog an deven sometimes stealing some recipes... yes ! I finally decide to post a comment...
It really is a pleasure to watch an dread your appetite for desserts and good things and you seem to be really really open-minded, I like that !
I chose to post on this subject because for my family, friends and even all the italians I know 'round the house my fiancé has over there, I make the best Tiramisu they have ever eaten...
I know, it sound s a bit pretentious, sorry! But it's their word not mine...
Anyway; to be sincere, this second attempt of Tiramisu looks much much better to me than the first one. But I wasn't there to taste it !! ;)
Maybe once will we be able to compare our piece of art ;)for you seemed to live in a wonderful place.
Sincerely yours.
Thalie (France)

the baker said...

Hey Thalie! Nice to hear from you :) ah yes, I see you have noticed my weakness for desserts and all. you know what, I would so love to try your tiramisu! I'm still quite the amateur when it comes to tiramisu. It can be tricky at times. yes the second one looks better but I think the first one tasted better. I didn't add enough liquer for the second one. Just curious, you use marsala/rum/brandy etc? what do you use for your tiramisu?

So I guess tiramisu is your signature dish? What else do you bake ever so often? Yea, Singapore is a lovely place with so much to offer! you should come visit some day. I want to visit france too. haha tried learning french before, and boy was it tough. I guess you need to practise it or you'll lose it.

p.s. email me? i'd love to know more about your tiramisu and france!

Vidya said...

that looked really great.... do u want to get an opinion poll on wehre to get the best Tiramisu in Singapore? Do try Tiramisutra www.tiramisutra.com or something on those lines... i have tried their stuff, and its all just great.

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