Hazelnut and Coffee Tiramisu
Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that is loved by many for its rich flavors and creamy texture. While the traditional recipe calls for ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa powder, there are countless variations that can be made to suit different tastes. One such variation is the Hazelnut and Coffee Tiramisu, which adds a delightful twist to the classic recipe. This version combines the nutty flavor of hazelnuts with the boldness of coffee, resulting in a dessert that is both indulgent and satisfying.
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur
- 24 ladyfingers
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Step 1: Brew the coffee
Start by brewing a cup of strong coffee. You can use your preferred method, but make sure the coffee is strong and flavorful. Set it aside to cool.
Step 2: Prepare the ladyfingers
Dip each ladyfinger into the cooled coffee, making sure to coat both sides. Place the soaked ladyfingers in a single layer in a rectangular dish. If needed, break the ladyfingers to fit the dish.
Step 3: Make the cream mixture
In a mixing bowl, combine the mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and hazelnut liqueur. Mix until well combined and smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until fully incorporated.
Step 4: Layer the tiramisu
Spoon half of the cream mixture over the soaked ladyfingers, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle half of the chopped hazelnuts on top. Repeat the process with another layer of soaked ladyfingers, cream mixture, and chopped hazelnuts.
Step 5: Chill and serve
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible. This allows the flavors to meld together and the ladyfingers to soften. Before serving, dust the top of the tiramisu with cocoa powder for an added touch of elegance.
Now, you can enjoy the delicious Hazelnut and Coffee Tiramisu! The combination of the nutty hazelnuts, the bold coffee, and the creamy mascarpone cheese creates a dessert that is truly irresistible. Whether you’re serving it at a dinner party or enjoying it as a special treat for yourself, this tiramisu is sure to impress.