"Tiramisu translates to pick-me-up. Considering that this popular Italian dessert is spiked with proven mood-elevators such as coffee, cocoa, sugar, and alcohol, the name seems to fit perfectly." — Chef John
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3 1/2 ounces
dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
Marsala wine or rum
Oh Wow! Really a divine confection! If you are intimidated by this recipe, watch the accompanying video. Made a pourable version to top Marty Fries' Tiramisu Cheesecake on this site.
SUGGESTIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS: To make this recipe pourable, test the temp of the chocolate mixture with a (clean) finger. When it feels neither hot nor cold to the touch fold in the whipped cream - instead of waiting until it's room temperature. Also, because I didn't have any rum/wine on hand, I used chocolate liqueur instead. Chef John is an amazing teacher - entertaining AND thorough.
I made this 2 nights ago and it was such a hit i was demanded to make it again :p so guess what im doing right now? This Mousse is Fantastic and should be enjoyed by everyone. Chef John does it again! (for me at least)
This is really good. I might've made the coffee a bit too strong, so I won't make it as strong next time. Also replaced the marsala with brandy. Used the mousse as frosting for chocolate cupcakes. Absolutely incredible! Filled the cupcakes with cream cheese mousse (4 oz of cream cheese at room temperature, 1/4 c powdered sugar, 3/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 c chilled heavy cream. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat the heavy cream in another bowl until peaks form. Fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.)
I have made this alot I made it today for me and my Mom who is alcoholic so I had to make it with out the wine or rum so I used imitation rum it was asgood as the real thing and she loved it so I just wanted to let those who need to drop the rum or wine the imitation is just as good
This is an "AWSOME" treat!!! YUMMY.. The down side to this is .... it is WAY too good.
This was good, but to me, even though I love Tiramisu, not as good as other non-tiramisu chocolate mousse recipes I've tried. Turned out to be neither quite Tiramisu nor quite chocolate mousse instead of the wonderful combination I had been hoping for. But that's of course a matter of taste.
I piped this into some chocolate dipped strawberries and called it tiramisu strawberries. Delish!
Amazing! I followed the directions
& did not deviate. What a wonderful dessert! Everyone was impressed!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 282
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