Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Holidays

December is my favorite month. Ok, just wanted to get that out there.

Tonight we had a girls night with some old friends. By old friends I mean that we all went to junior high together. We have all had this crazy bond over being cheerleaders. Yes, junior high cheerleading. It was 2 years filled with drama and growing up as a pre-teen girl in the crazy cheerleading world. But every time we see each other, there are always laughs and great memories (followed by remembered cheers and dances, embarrassing). Well, Steph, our sweet pregnant friend, decided she would make dinner and have us over to her gorgeous house. So I wanted to bake. Well, my lovely bff, Becca, decided she wanted tiramisu when she called to inquire about what I was making. I was excited to bake because 1. I love to bake (duh) 2. I got to try a new recipe (fail) and 3. I got one of these from my unreal, ridic boyfriend…

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So let’s just side note for a second. I’ve wanted one of these f o r e v e r. And I have zero idea which conversation he got that from. But he listened and delivered. Love it. Love him. Lucky. :)

So here’s the tiramisu recipe that I got from All Recipes.com.

Ingredients
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/8 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • 1 1/2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Directions

In a medium bowl, beat yolks with sugar and vanilla until smooth and light yellow.

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Fold mascarpone into yolk mixture. Set aside.

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Dip ladyfingers briefly in coffee and arrange 12 of them in the bottom of an 8x8 inch dish (I saw this as I was reading it while making it, so I had to think quick since I don’t own an 8x8. I made the poor decision of doing a bowl dish).

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Spread half the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Repeat with remaining cookies and mascarpone.

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Cover and chill 1 hour. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.

Ok so clearly this looks like a fail. It tasted like Tiramisu, but let’s just say I heard sausage and pudding jokes all night long. I don’t think I’ll ever make tiramisu again. It did taste like it, just didn’t look like it at all. I threw it out tonight after we all tried it, along with my baking pride. I really get bummed when new recipes don’t got as planned. Especially when….

My sugar cookies turned out looking like they were on steroids. Oh, and it didn’t help that I put egg yolks instead of egg whites on them to keep the sprinkles to stick. I forgot which one it was. So they tasted more like scones. Wamp wamp.

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But I did try some really good wine *that I ended up buying for the white elephant that we did.

It’s cute… and oh-so-sweet. Just how I like it…

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And let’s just say, we did a ton of laughing, dancing, cheering, eating, and drinking. Good night. Couldn’t ask for a better time. :)