I know I’ve mentioned it here before, but Broadway Baby and I are currently composing/writing a musical together. Here’s the problem–he’s on the other side of the planet right now. This has led to more than a few “odd hours” writing sessions via skype. Do you know what’s NOT easy to do? Smack someone via skype. So if someone say, starts bursting out in “A Chorus Line” when you’re supposed to be writing a bridge, you can’t just smack them to get them back on track. You mostly have to wait it out.
And when they start singing “Tits and Ass” (an actual song from “Chorus Line”, but actually titled “dance ten, looks three”–no one calls it that.) So I just waited while he pointed to his boobs and butt and sang. It took me threatening to do “Music and the Mirror” in French. Pretension will calm him every single time.
Needless to say, I’m more than a bit tired today. In fact, I’m on my 4th coffee, and the first hasn’t yet kicked in. I give it about another 20 minutes before it catches up with me, and I’m bouncing around like a rabid bunny on crack. I just need to find a cave to guard.
In the event that I start biting out knight’s throats, I should probably just bite to the chase and give you Sunday Sweet.
You’ve ALL had tiramisu. It’s the classic Italian dessert with coffee soaked lady fingers, sweetened mascarpone, booze of some variety, and cocoa. While that is ridiculously delicious, we’ve been there. This is a twist I think you’ll love. It’s also absurdly easy, and absurdly delicious.
There is a secret ingredient in this tiramisu that will drive your mouth WILD. Galliano liqueur. Yes. Theoretically, you could use ANY liqueur that you love with orange juice, like cointreau or vermouth, but Galliano is just something unexpected that adds an almost “umami” flavor to the tiramisu.
Berry Citrus Tiramisu with Galliano
Berry Citrus Tiramisu
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours (chill time)
Keywords: no bake dessert Italian summer
for the lady finger soak
- for every 1 cup of orange juice use 1 oz of galliano and .5oz sweet vermouth
for the mascarpone
- for every 5 oz container of mascarpone, use 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 3 tbsp of honey
- ladyfingers (1 cup of oj mix will soak 15 ladyfingers and will need 5oz of mascarpone)
- strawberries–the amount is totally up to you
bring oj to a boil with vermouth and galliano, turn off and pour over lady fingers.
let cool and soak for 15 minutes
mix mascarpone with vanilla, honey, and cinnamon
layer berries, ladyfingers, and mascarpone in a loaf pan, in ramekins, in jars, however you like. In any order you like. The only thing you need to know is that they should chill a few hours before you serve them.
for every 15 ladyfingers you need one container of mascarpone and 1 portion of the oj mix, with as many berries as you like.