Birramisu’ (tiramisu’ with beer)

The Oktoberfest has officially started in Munich this past weekend. Even here in China there are many beer-fest organized around the country. Here in Shanghai we started with the Taicang Oktoberfest, followed by the Shanghai Oktoberfest and the Dusa Oktoberfest in Suzhou.

This means only one thing: beer, beer, and beer!

So I have decided to share with you this unconventional tiramisu’ recipe, made with …guess what?….Beer, of course.

Enjoy!

Ingredients (serves 6):

  •  80 ml strong Italian espresso
  • 50 gr sugar
  • 80 ml beer
  • 250 gr mascarpone cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 gr sugar
  • 150 gr lady finger cookies
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Start off by making some strong espresso!

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In a sauce pan combine beer and sugar. Heat it up until the sugar is completely dissolved

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add the coffee

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and let simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the alcohol of the beer will be completely evaporated. Set aside and let cool down

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Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Mix the yolks with the sugar

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add the mascarpone cheese and mix until you get a smooth cream.

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Whip up the egg whites

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and gently fold them into the mascarpone cream with circular movements from the bottom to the top.

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Dip the lady fingers into the beer and coffee sauce, and lay them into a flat container

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Add one layer of cream and a dust of cocoa powder

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then repeat with one layer of lady fingers and one layer of cream, Top it off with a heavy dust of cocoa powder.

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Refrigerate your birramisu’ for about 2 hours or over night

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NOTE: do not put it into the freezer.

Enjoy chilled

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Love

– Littledani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.