Aisling’s Favourite Tiramisu
175g good-quality sponge cake 175ml espresso/strong coffee 3 tbsp of Tia Maria
3 eggs, separated
75g caster sugar
250g Castelli Mascarpone Cheese 470ml whipping cream
1 tbsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp icing sugar
Good-quality plain chocolate 1 Break the sponge cake into a bowl and add the coffee and Tia Maria.
2 Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.
3 Gradually stir in the Mascarpone cheese.
4 In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until thick, then fold them into the Mascarpone mixture.
5 Arrange a layer of sponge fingers in the bottom of the cocktail glasses and layer with the cheese mixture. Repeat to fill the glasses.
6 Whip the cream with the vanilla essence and icing sugar. Transfer to a piping bag and then pipe the cream on top of the mixture in the glass.
7 Chill until needed; the flavours will fuse together.
8 Garnish with chocolate and serve with a sprig of mint.