Tiramisu, "pick me up" in Italian, is a dessert made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with whipped egg yolks, sugar, liquor and Mascarpone cheese.
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp cognac, Marsala
8 ozs Mascarpone chees2 cups strong coffee
1 Soak ladyfingers in coffee and set aside
2 Whisk egg yolks, sugar until light and fluffy. Add the mascarpone cheese and cognac. Mix well.
3 To assemble, place some Mascarpone cheese on the bottom of a glass, then break pieces of soaked ladyfingers and layer them, sprinkle some cocoa powder. Again put some Mascarpone cheese, followed by ladyfingers and cocoa powder and finished the layer with Mascarpone cheese.
4. Set in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours. Before serving, sprinkle with icing sugar and cocoa powder.