The Little Red Hen Strikes Again
Wednesday, my friend and I did a double session of our watercolour lessons so we went out for lunch. We had been looking forward to this, planning on tiramisu for dessert. All began well but things bogged down after our starter as we sat waiting, waiting, until there was barely time for our main dish, never mind dessert which we cancelled. We were 5 minutes late for class and no dessert! I don’t like to dwell on this kind of frustration so I decided to make some tiramisu myself.
We will have lost nothing by waiting, certainly not any weight, and I dare say this tiramisu will be of an inimitable quality, since I used eggs from our chickens. And this little red hen will share.
Here’s the recipe:
Mix 6 egg yolks
50 g vanilla sugar
over boiling water (5 min.) until creamy.
Add 250 g mascarpone.
Soak sponge fingers in:
150 ml coffee
4 tbsp brandy (cognac)
4 tbsp Tia Maria (never mind this if you don’t have any)
Make layers. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cocoa.