Mini Tiramisù with Nutella®
Coffee, biscuits and… Nutella for Christmas
If you decided to go for tiramisù as a Christmas sweet you decided to embrace the Italian tradition. Checking the ingredients and praying for a perfect coffee to enrich your delicacy. In the meanwhile, Nutella is patiently waiting to join the action with a clear mission: to give the tiramisù something extraordinary.
INGREDIENTS FOR 8 PORTIONS
600g custard to prepare
300g whipping cream
75g granulated sugar
Few drops of Rum or Marsala
400g ladyfinger biscuits
½ l coffee
golden beads to decorate
500g fresh whole milk
8 egg yolks
120g granulated sugar
35g corn starch
a pinch of salt
1 vanilla pod
For the custard :
Put an empty stainless steel bowl into the freezer (you will use later to cool down the custard)
Split the vanilla pod lengthwise with a knife and scrape out the seeds.
In a pan, heat the milk with the vanilla seeds. Remove from the stove just as the milk begins to simmer around the edge of the pan.
In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks with the sugar, the starch and the salt
Add the hot milk to the mixture in a steady stream, stirring constantly
Heat again the mixture, stirring until it steams and thickens (about 2 minutes)
Remove from fire and let cool down, placing the mixture into the stainless steel bowl kept in the freezer and cover with a transparent film.
Let cool down to 4 or 5 degrees (it will take about 30 minutes)
For the Tiramisù:
In a bowl, whip the cream with mascarpone and sugar (pay attention to do not whip too much)
Flavor with a bit of Rum or Marsala
Gently combine the custard with the mixture of mascarpone and cream
Dip the ladyfinger biscuits into the coffee
Take 8 glasses and in each of them put some mascarpone cream, followed by a layer of biscuit and again another layer of cream
With the help of a piping bag, draw a Christmas tree with 15g of Nutella® and with a golden bead on top of the tree