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Friday, December 20, 2013

Pistachio Tiramisu & good-bye to 2013...

The holidays are a time to visit family, cuddle up by the fire, and my favorite part make something sweet.  So for this holiday I bake with my sister Laura, and my mom in Texas at my grandmothers house.  My sister loves Tiramisu so we saw a recipe in the edible Austin cooks that took toasted pistachios and amaretto liqueur and layered into a tiramisu.  It was so delicious and perfect for that holiday table spread.

Pistachio Tiramisu

pistachio paste:
 place 1. c. toasted nuts in a food processor and finely chop
then add 1/2 c. honey and 1 tsp salt and blend till a paste
set off to the side to add later

in a bowl add 10 egg yolks and 3/4 c. sugar
and using a kitchen aid mixer blend the mixture till it turnes a light lemon yellow in color and thick and creamy about 5-7 minutes.
then add 3 c. Mascarpone cheese the pistachio paste and 1 tsp salt
Beat until well blended
in a separate bowl whip up 3 c. of Whipping cream with 1/4c. sugar
till soft peaks then add to pistachio mixture.

next take 1/4c. pistachio and 5 amaretto cookies or any type of cookie I used Miliano
and blend till fine in a blender
set off to the side

then take 3/4 c. freshly brewed espresso or coffee and add 1/4 c. amaretto liqueur
and 20 ladyfinger cookies and cut in half
(you will be dipping the ladyfingers in the coffee while layering up the tiramisu)

Now layer up in a glass bowl or make it fun by using martini glasses
layer the tiramisu mousse
then a layer of ladyfingers dipped in the coffee then placed on top of the mousse
then sprinkle with cookie mixture
then repeat
then chill before serving:)

To Watch the How To video here

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
see ya next year..