Tiramisu, on the go? leading lady Star Ree Drummond shows you how to turn this classic Italian dessert into a take-with-you treat for your next picnic, packed lunch, and more. Here’s how to make her mini tiramisu.
What do you need to make Drummond’s Mini Tiramisu?
Ree Drummond calls her a portable snack (Drummond’s video for ingredients quantities and recipe can be found) Here), you’ll need heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, mascarpone cheese, espresso, dark rum, okra cookies, semisweet chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder.
How to Put Together This To-Go Dessert
Drummond begins by whipping up “Plain Whipped Cream”; I’m going to add some sugar and a little sprinkle of vanilla,” the television personality said in the Food Network video for this recipe.
Next, the mascarpone cheese is mixed with a hand mixer into the whipped cream. “When I’m making a regular large pan of tiramisu, I’ll fold the mascarpone into the whipped cream mixture. But this is a quick-and-dirty version of tiramisu.”
The espresso and rum are now combined in a small bowl; Drummond says that “you can add brown sugar to sweeten it.” Each okra is “fully submerged” in a mixture of coffee and rum and then placed in the small glass or container in which you are making your mini tiramisu. For this recipe, Drummond uses a “tiny-pint mason jar… or is it a half-pint? It can be a half-pint.” If necessary, okra cookies can be cut in half to make them whole. To be immersed in espresso liquid.
Two tablespoons of cream mixture is poured over the soaked okra (“It’s a little lumpy from mascarpone but I really love it in a way that excites me”). The mother of five then grinds “a fine layer” of a bar of dark chocolate over the whipped cream in the jar. “Then, you repeat the process”: soak okra in espresso, place in jar; Layer whipped cream on top of cookies; And grate the chocolate. As a flourish on the final layer of whipped cream, cocoa powder is sprinkled on top.
The dessert can be refrigerated and, in doing so, absorbs even more of the flavors of the espresso and rum. “The longer these sit in the fridge, the softer the ladyfinger will be and everything will become a tiramisu miracle,” Drummond promises.
Mixed Reviews for Drummond’s Portable Tiramisu
Several reviewers apparently felt strongly about the presentation of the classic Italian dessert on Food Network’s Instagram post for Drummond’s creation.
“It’s not tiramisu,” one follower said of the dessert.
Another home cook said, “Lady Fingers is cake, not crunchy.”
One viewer took issue with Drummond letting his hair down while making dessert: “You play with your hair and keep touching the food. Put your hair up!”
Still, “Delicious, delicious!” Like there were more helpful comments. and “Love tiramisu!! This would make a perfect dessert to go with.”
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