Tiramisu for my Birthday!
June — I have a Birthday sometime this month. The exact day does not matter – I just think of the entire month as mine, totally mine.
In other words – I can celebrate all month. Delicious dessert after delicious meal, followed by more delicious dessert – All month!! So I am sharing an absolutely divine Tiramisu prepared in a fabulous new Big Bowl made by artist, Ani Kasten. Actually, I acquired the Bowl last month during the St. Croix Pottery Tour – And I consider that my ‘early’ Birthday-Present-to-Myself!! So here is my Birthday Treat — My new Bowl with my Birthday-Tiramisu….
The Food – Tiramisu:
I so love Tiramisu – Especially a deep, rich-flavored, ultra-creamy Tiramisu. But I’ve never had my own go-to recipe. I searched a bit on the web, and decided on a recipe from one of my favorite Food Blogs (UseRealButter.com). It called for Kahlua (instead of the more classic Marsala) — I pretty much LOVE anything with Kahlua.
Instead of the usual purchased ladyfingers (spongey cookies) — I made my own sponge cake. Sliced it up, and assembled in the Bowl (like a Trifle). Layers of espresso-dipped cake, with more layers of creamy mascarpone/Kahlua ‘custard’ — All dusted with fine cocoa powder. So maybe I actually made a Tiramisu-Trifle?? In any case — It was sooooooo delicious. Creamy, rich, heavenly!! Swoon….
Again, I found the recipe on a favorite (totally enjoyable) Food-Blog — www.UseRealButter.com
Here is a direct Link to the Recipe — http://userealbutter.com/2014/05/22/tiramisu-recipe/
The Pottery — Bowl by Ani Kasten:
I chose to assemble my Tiramisu (Trifle?) in a truly awesome Bowl, made by Maryland artist, Ani Kasten. Ani has been a guest-artist with the St. Croix Pottery Tour for the past few years — Her work is awesome. She creates both functional and sculptural work — Her forms are minimalist but so intriguing! With her strong textured (distressed) surface treatments — I find her work delightful, free-spirited, suggesting something ancient and mysterious.
And I am thrilled that I could make such a delicious/heavenly Tiramisu in my very own Ani-Bowl!!
Do check out her work on her Web Site — www.AniKasten.com
And that is the tale of my Birthday Month! And my Birthday (Tiramisu) Treat! Hope everyone is having a great Summer — And enjoying tasty treats all month long!