Tiramisu with my Secret Ingredient – I originally wrote this recipe for the Herald, back in the day. This is a little twist on the traditional Tiramisu. The chocolate lends a contrast with the coffee flavors and works very well.
Ingredients Tiramisu with my Secret Ingredient
3 large eggs, separated
8 oz Mascarpone cheese, softened
1 TB instant coffee
A few drops of Kahlua extract
1/8 cup cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
2 bags of Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies (this is the secret)
1 cup of prepared coffee
In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Mix with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves. Add cheese, instant coffee, and Kahlua extract. Mix until incorporated. Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture. Set aside. Dip each Milano cookie in the prepared coffee (for just a second or they will disintegrate) and cover the bottom of a 12×12 baking dish with a layer of the cookies. Put half of the mixture over the cookies. Sprinkle the layer with cocoa powder. Make another layer of coffee dipped cookies. Cover cookies with remaining mixture. Sprinkle the top layer with cocoa powder. Chill for at least an hour (the longer you chill it, the better it is). You can easily make this a day ahead. Warning: It is addicting!