Thursday, October 11, 2007
tiramisu + pesto
What's a tiramisu fan to do when faced with a serious tiramisu craving but can't find any nearby?
Fly to Italy pronto and make reservations at one of known restaurants that serve heavenly tiramisu...
...or try to google search 'best tiramisu' and then stare at the delectable image, hoping that virtual satiation is possible.
Well I could make one myself, with an ultimate best tiramisu recipe from someone's blog but it's just too bad I don't have a single drop of liquer at home. Don't ask me why, I'm really puzzled myself. Whenever I buy Bailey's from DFS, it empties itself in a matter of days by a family who are rapid consumers of anything edible.
My last resort is to hope and pray for blessed friends who just happen to know how to make a kickass tiramisu.
And thankfully for me, God has been kind.
I recently got a taste of that kickass tiramisu which by my standards, is pretty good. But according to my friend, his tiramisu this time round wasn't as kickass as he'd like it to be; mainly because he couldn't find his favourite Mascarpone cheese brand.
Anyway his friends has only good things to say about his tiramisu so I was definitely looking forward to try!
He used plenty of liquer including butterscotch liquer, Tia Maria, Kahlua & Bailey's Creme Caramel. The outcome was superb. I loved the mix. My sister loved it too...
I think it is a good think that I don't have liquer at home because I might just make myself a huge dose of tiramisu everyday. That sounds good but I don't think I can afford to eat that much everyday. If only there was a tiramisu pill a la Willy Wonka. Now that'll be something!
My friend used a better brand of sponge fingers for my share of tiramisu and I really liked it. I think it's better than Vicenze, it's a lot more spongy and moist. Okay, I'm really craving for more tiramisu as I type this so I shall move on....
and talk about pesto. Basil garlic pesto in particular. Yes, made by my friend again. This dude is talented; used to work as a chef before and picked up many useful tricks.
Am so thankful .. haha.. but this pesto was reeeeally good. I ate it with spaghetti the other day:
but I think it tastes better with penne because it holds the sauce better. I should have added some cream to the pesto so that it melds well. Whatever it is, it tasted so good that I literally licked the plate after I was done with the pasta. I kid you not. haha.
so yes, tiramisu + pesto = one happy me.
to my friend: thank you! (see... I told you i'd blog about it! - haha he was asking when I was going to write about it).