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Friday, March 21, 2008

Festa Italiana

It is no secret that I love Italy. We are headed there in 53 days~ but who's counting?

In my blog hopping (traveling from the laptop?) I saw where this Proud Italian Cook -Marie, and Maryann at Finding La Dolce Vita are hosting a Festa Italiana on March 22. Now that is a party I didn't want to miss! My Slow Travel amici are welcome to join in on this party~ its going to be fun.

I am bringing dessert~

6 egg yolks
3 Tbs sugar
1 pound mascarpone cheese
1 1/2 cups strong espresso
2 tsp dark rum
24 ladyfingers
chocolate syrup for the topping

Separate yolks using fresh eggs, whip eggs and sugar until thick- about 5 minutes. Add mascarpone and beat until smooth. Add 1 Tbs cooled espresso and mix well.
In another bowl combine remaining espresso and rum. Dip each ladyfinger quickly in the coffee and lay closely in a 9x13 baking dish. Cover with 1/2 of the marscarpone. Repeat this layer, dipping the cookies and covering with mascarpone. Cover and refrigerate several hours. Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
(This recipe is similar to Giada's on the Food Network)

Sorry for the fuzzy picture... to much rum?

Ciao Y'all~ Sandi


Tracey said...

Yummy! I have never had Tiramisu, but it always looks so delicious!

Happy Easter!

Sandi McBride said...

Hmm, sounds good...gonna have to ask Evil Sister if she makes this...I know you're excited about your trip...Evil Sister would put in to with you! She lived in Naples, and misses it so much! She told me the wonderful story of "canning tomato sauce" heavens, what an endevour...the entire neighborhood joined in...hmm,may have to post about it...

PAT said...

Well now Sandi...this looks so good and so do those strawberry short stacks in the previous post! My my my oh my!


Proud Italian Cook said...

Thanks Sandi, for joining Maryann and I, at our Festa Italiana food event.Tiramisu is always a hit at a party. Thanks again!

windycorner said...

Oh Sandi, I've always wanted to make this but thought it was too difficult. Your recipe looks doable so I'll give it a try. Happy Easter,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining Marie and myself for our Festa Italiana :)

Anonymous said...

Sandi, this looks fabulous!
Oh happy day: only 53 more to go!


Hope said...

Hi Sandi,

Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very blessed and happy Easter weekend. I'll try to catch up later!


kari and kijsa said...

Sandi , this sounds wonderful! Kijsa is headed to Italy soon as well! Have a fabulous Good Friday!

kari & kijsa

Sugar Bear said...

Definitely one of my all time favs!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Tracey~ thanks for stopping in!
Sandi~ What is your evil sister's name?
Pat~ I do seem to have plenty of recipes for dessert
Holley~ its as easy as pie- infact easier!
Marie & Maryann~ thanks for hosting the party
Gail~ won't be long and Palma will be in the kitchen
K&K~ I'll have to follow along on her trip

Lori Lynn said...

Nice addition to the Festa, Sandi!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

OH YUM Sandi! Sorry I missed the Festa Itlaiana, but I'm happy for the links to those blogs! I could have added quite a few recipes to the Festa as my husband is a native born Italian and I love to cook his favorite dishes.
Your Tiramisu looks so yummy!
Lucky you to be trsveling to Italy soon -- I can't wait to go back someday.
Hugs, Pat

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