1 cup powdered sugar
As the following pictures show we had a lovely afternoon with great weather!
It’s cinnamon-mascarponecream!!! Yum! There was some mascarpone leftover in the fridge from this weeks TWD, the Tiramisu Cake that I turned into cupcakes. I had no idea what to do with them. Then I received a phone call from Susann, one of my German friends. She is in Belgium today and tomorrow for business and wanted to come by tomorrow evening, what a nice surprise!! We haven’t seen each other since August 2007, so I’m really looking forward to het visit, even if it’s only for one evening!
Ofcourse now I had to turn the mascarpone into a tiramisu, but I didn’t feel like making the regular tiramisu after making all those cupcakes. Since the supermarket was already closed for the day I went on to check my pantry and found some double cream, cinnamon, two apples and cinnamon liquor.
Brown Sugar Apple and Cinnamon Tiramisu
2 apples (I used one Golden Delicious and one Pink Lady)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar (packed)
200 gram mascarpone
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
200 gram double cream (I used light, that’s what I had in the fridge)
1/2 tbsp sugar
10 lady fingers, broken into thirds
Peel the apples, remove the core and cut into thin slices, about 8 slices per 1/4 apple. Heat the butter in a pan and add the apples. Cook untill the apples are soft and then add the sugar, mix well. Cook for another couple of minutes.
Cream the mascarpone in a bowl, add 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix this really good. In another bowl whisk the double cream wiht 1/2 tablespoon of sugar untill the cream is stiff. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone.
Layer the tiramisu, I used individual glass cups, as followed: place 3 thirds of ladyfingers in the cup, drizzle about 1 teaspoon of cinnamonliquor on it, top with the soft apples and then cover with the mascarponecream. Repeat this one more time and put into the fridge to meld, preferably overnight.
When ready to serve: dust some cinnamon on top of the tiramisu. Enjoy!!
My goal today was to figure out how to put a personalized signature under each post. It was relatively easy: quite a lot less dificult than I though it would be! My next step is to add tabs to the header of my blog….
I thought the cake would be a bit bland, so I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour. Instead of kahlua or amaretto I used Bayleys caramel, I found the cutest little bottle at the liquor store that contained exactly 3 tablespoons of liqour: 1 for the syrup, 1 for the filling/frosting and one for me to enjoy (I felt like rewarding myself for losing two kilos last week and thought one tablespoon of liqour wouldn’t do to much damage….).
I didn’t feel like making one big cake and thought that a regulat cupcake would still contain loads of calories, so I decided to make bitesize cupcakes. After the second batch of minicupcakes however I ran out of minicupcakeliners, so I ended up with 24 bitesize cupcakes and 12 normal cupcakes. I didn’t fill the cupcakes, add finely chopped chocolate or add the espresso syrup to the mascarpone mixture. I simply topped the cupcakes with the filling and decorated with chocolate coffeebeans and cocoa powder.
At the P&Q-section for this recipe Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia suggests making your own mascarpone as it can be an expensive ingredient, she talks about a recipe form Addicted Sweet Tooth. I don’t know the prices over in USA, but over here 250 grams of mascarpone cost € 2,39, which would be $2,95. Not very expensive in my opninion compared to creamcheese, however I am intrigued by the thought of making my own mascarpone so I might give it a go next time!
Also next time I make these cuties I will probably double the filling as I thought the ratio cake:filling was too small….. I prefer more mascarpone and less cake! The coworkers really loved these as did I. I’m thinking about tweaking the recipe to make it more summery so I can make them for my tea party in July, so if you have any suggestions: I’m open to them!
The normal-size cupcakes are 5,5 WW Points a piece, the bite-size cupcakes are 2,5 WW Points a piece. If you want to know what the other 229 TWD-bakers thought of this recipe, go here.
Now on to a different topic: Natalie of What’s for Supper is hosting a fabulous giveaway in celebration of Mother’s Day, she’s giving away the cutest pink and brown purse from her moms Etsy shop Flying Needles. Go check out the giveaway here, just don’t enter: that purse is mine!! Can’t you see my name is written all over it???
Here’s the recipe for the delicious tiramisu I made for New Years Eve. We all loved it!! The pictures are not the best…. I forgot to bring my camera to the party… How silly of me. Fortunately my host was happy to make some pictures of the tiramisu and us to show you how great it was!