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On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine ladies dancing...so I used the lady fingers to make tiramisu! This is a recipe I originally posted as part of my international recipes series. I thought it would be perfect to repost for our 9th day of Christmas because it's my favorite recipe that uses lady fingers.
This would be a lovely dessert to share on Christmas. And it freezes beautifully!
I have a sister-in-law who is part Italian, her mother is from Italy (born and raised). They kindly shared their recipe for Tiramisu with us. It is also a coffee-free version "for those Mormons." It uses hot chocolate and it's very delicious. They made a lot of individual servings for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding, it was so good!
My husband told me he loves tiramisu, but he likes the kind made with the fake coffee. So this led me on a hunt for a recipe that would work for his desires (since he wanted it for his birthday and Father's Day). Well all the recipes I found used coffee and liquor. In the end I adapted both recipes I had to create this tiramisu that still has the coffee bite without the coffee.
The drink I used is called Pero and is actually barley based. It comes in other brands as well such as Postum, Inka, Cafix, and others. It has a very strong flavor but is caffeine free. It's a very popular drink in other countries. My husband said he had it in Chile often when he lived there.
If Mascarpone Cheese is too out of your price range (I was blessed to find it on sale), cream cheese can be substituted.
I hope you'll enjoy this coffee-free tiramisu! It's pretty simple to make and really delicious! It was all eaten at the Father's Day dinner we went to.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!