I had been planning to make tiramisu for quite a while now but never had the opportunity due to Aria’s constant need to be attached to my hips. I bought the savoiardi balocco lady fingers on sale at Baqer Mohebi in Bur Dubai for 3 bucks for a pack of 20. Now these things usually cost around AED 15 so I snatched 2 packs with the thought that I would be making tiramisu soon. It took around 2 months before I made them and they were a day expired when I did. I thought it was okay since it was just a day. Nobody got sick after eating it anyway so I guess it’s all good in the hood. And mind you, it was pretty good.
I didn’t have any mascarpone cheese on hand. Those things are expensive. And I am the queen of substitutes (self proclaimed) so I decided to substitute the mascarpone with cream cheese, heavy cream and a tablespoon of lemon juice. I got the tiramisu recipe from the bag of lady fingers so I decided to share it here. I skipped the alcohol and its still as good.
36 Balocco Ladyfingers
5 egg yolks
1 whipped egg white
150 grams sugar
12 coffee-cups (I used brewed coffee without sugar from Bo’s cafe)
1 small glass of liquor of your choice (I skipped this)
powdered plain cocoa
Mascarpone Cheese subsititute
1 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)