Messing Family Recipes



  1. In the top of a double boiler, beat together egg yolks and sugar until smooth and lemon-yellow.
  2. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove mixture from heat.
  4. Stir in mascarpone, beating well.
  5. Let cool to room temperature.
  6. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  7. Fold into egg-and-cheese mixture.
  8. Combine Tiramisu liqueur with coffee and use this mixture to spoon onto ladyfingers until they are well saturated but not falling apart.
  9. Line sides and bottom of a 3-quart soufflé dish with 36 of the ladyfingers.
  10. Pour in half the filling.
  11. Layer remaining ladyfingers on top.
  12. Cover with remaining filling.
  13. Smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
  14. Combine sugar and cocoa to taste and sprinkle on top.
  15. Cover and chill overnight.
  16. Serve directly from serving dish.

Serves eight to ten