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La Vita e Bella

February 17, 2009
So, last Friendship’s Day, I tried my hand at a Goan sweet dish which turned out to be pretty good. Motivated by the outcome, for this Valentine’s Day, I tried an Italian sweet dish called Tiramisu. Credit for the recipe goes to my Mom.

Ingredients: (serves 4 people)

1 Light sponge cake (angel food cake available at Walmart)
3 cups warm water
3 teaspn coffee
5 teaspn powdered sugar
50 gm whipped cream
100 gms Mascerpone cheese (available at Weg
mans)
250 ml milk
3 tbspn custard powder
1 teaspn vanilla essence
1-3 tbspn rum (depending how intoxicated you want your guests to become)

Preparation:

1. Cut light sponge cake into small cubes

2. Mix the warm water and coffee together and pour evenly over the cake

3. Make a thin custard (by mixing the custard powder and sugar into boiling milk), and pour this over the cake


4. In a separate vessel heat mascarpone cheese, whipped cream and little powdered sugar and mix till it is smooth. Add vanilla essence and rum once the mixture is a little cool. Pour this mixture over the cake


5. Decorate with dry cocoa powder and grated chocolate
(I decorated it to suit the occasion)

6. Keep the dish in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours till it is firmly set

7. Serve cold

Buon appetite!

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