|Tiramisu Triffle photograph compliments of Southern Living (copyright)|
Several years ago, one of my parties was featured in "Southern Living" magazine and this was one of the recipes we served. It was an honor to be included in what we've long known as the "go-to Bible for Southern Cooking." Raised in the South, my Mother was a "Southern Living" subscriber and many times as a child I remember her saying to one of her friends, "Have you seen "Southern Living" this month. There's a recipe that looks and sounds so good, I'm going to try it." This great magazine has helped us to share our favorite recipes and traditions with others for many years.
8 ounces mascarpone cheese*
1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/4 cup coffee liqueur
2 (3-ounce) packages ladyfingers
1 teaspoon cocoa
Beat cheese, sugar, and 1/2 cup whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Beat remaining 2 cups whipping cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture.
Stir together 1 cup hot water and coffee granules until dissolved. Stir in liqueur.
Split ladyfingers in half, and brush cut sides of ladyfingers evenly with coffee mixture.
Arrange one-fourth of ladyfingers in bottom of a 4-quart trifle bowl. Top with one-fourth of cheese mixture. Repeat layers 3 times. Sprinkle with cocoa. Chill tiramisu at least 2 hours.
* Cream cheese may be substituted for mascarpone cheese. I use I cup of hot coffee if I have it instead of the water and instant coffee.
Southern Living Magazine NOVEMBER 2000
Southern Living 2000 Annual Recipes Cookbook