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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions: Tirammisu Mousse

Tiramisu Mousse…. The Sweet side of staying put at home….

Last few weeks all of us are staying put at home, one can see people generating lot of positivity through creativity, prayers, acceptance, gratitude and humility. 
Some are spending their time worrying and sending us all sorts of ‘gyaan’ or ‘home remedies’, sharing pandemic statistics and doomsday kind of forwards;
Some are lightening up the air by tickling our funny bones with witty quips and clippings;
Some others are giving and taking online lessons on Yoga, meditation, personal grooming, refresher courses and discourses on building positivity;
While some others are totally binging on all the movies and TV shows that they can lay their hands on!
Some old photo albums are getting their dust puffed off in order to relate those good old times to the younger ones at home..
My social media groups are flush with pictures and videos of friends and folks engaged in lot of creative and artistic pursuits….
Men have been proudly posing with an onion or a carrot on a cutting board; home-stuck dads posting amazing revelations of time spent with their new found friends – their kids; proud moms showcasing lots of creative handiwork of their children; and I am seeing pictures that are a proof of quality time in beautiful terrace gardens that are getting tended to with more love and care, and some others are putting on display their renewed interest in fabric painting or embroidery and then there are some more who have been posting pics that ooze delish….

Well, for my family and me, the last category is our favourite, and this time, it was the kids who took over the kitchen scene and showcased some of their creative culinary ideas…. And one of the delectable outcomes I am going to share here today… something that swept me off my feet and made me a proud mum….The Tiramisu Mousse
To get going we need…..
3 tsp instant coffee
3/4 cup hot water
1 cup heavy whipping cream, refrigerated for at least 4 hours
1 cup powdered sugar
225 gm Mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
150gm plain vanilla sponge cake, cut into thin slices
1 tbsp of dark chocolate shavings or chocolate sprinkles for topping (optional)

Add the instant coffee to hot water and stir. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Chill until you are ready to use.

Mix the Mascarpone cheese with powdered sugar with a hand mixer until smooth. Taste as you add sugar to check sweetness, if you don’t exactly fancy really sweet desserts, you may want to use lesser than a cup. Mix in vanilla extract and add the coffee decoction depending on how strong you want the coffee flavour to be. You can taste as you whip to ensure you get the exact flavour you like. Keep aside the remaining decoction for later use.

Fold whipped cream into the coffee – mascarpone mixture gently and blend with a hand mixer till thick, smooth and airy. The mousse is thus ready.

Soak the sponge cake slices in the remaining coffee decoction and place at the bottom of the dessert pan or the serving glass. In the dessert pan, add the tiramisu mousse on the cake layer and smoothen it out evenly. For the serving glass, press the soaked cake at the bottom and pipe in the mousse using a piping cone or a zip lock bag. Add a layer of light dusting of cocoa powder.

Continue layering the tiramisu and cocoa powder as per your need. The final layer would be of cocoa powder.
Top the final layer with chocolate shavings or sprinkles.

Your Tiramisu Mousse is ready!!  Refrigerate for minimum 2-3 hours and it is ready to serve.
Enjoy this amazing dessert at home with your family while you stay safe and cheerful!
In case you are not able to get hold of mascarpone in the current scheme of things, you can substitute with fresh home-made Greek yoghurt or with fresh soft home-made cottage cheese. These will give you yummy results as well!
Looking for more creative culinary avenues to spice up your summer? Keep watching this space….

Meanwhile stay calm and stay positive….  Love to you all…. And Yummy Expressions!

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