Friday, January 18, 2013

Tiramisu

It’s a girls night and I am going to my first slumber party in about 15 years, I think. I am so excited! The only thing is my girlfriends and I joke about how we probably won’t be able to stay awake past 9 o’clock. So, I guess if we all fall asleep, no one is left to freeze my undies, huh?
I am in charge of bringing something sweet, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and get us all hopped up on espresso and make Tiramisu. Now there is no excuse for anyone to fall asleep before 9:30.
Since one of my friends has done a fabulous job of losing weight, I decided to make a low-fat version to take tonight. So here is my low-fat Tiramisu…
Tiramisu
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Ingredients:
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1 small package of Sugar Free, Fat Free Instant Pudding Mix in White Chocolate
1 store bought angel food cake
1 package of mini chocolate chips
1 can of Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Cups of prepared Espresso
1 8 oz. container of whipped topping
chocolate syrup (not pictured)
 
First up..Mix up your pudding according to package directions, but instead of 2 Cups of milk, only use 1 1/2 Cups of milk.
While that is setting up, I am going to brew my espresso.  You can do this many ways, but I am going to use a French Press.
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Heat up 2 Cups of water in the microwave to almost boiling. (about 3 minutes)
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Put two heaping Tablespoons of espresso into the bottom of the French Press..
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Then pour the hot water into the French Press and secure the lid..
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Let that steep about 10 minutes. In the meantime your pudding should now be set up, so add in your sweetened condensed milk and mix well..
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Then add in the whipped topping and fold together..
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Now you can “press” your espresso. Press down on the plunger very slowly. The slower the better..
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(sorry for the focus problem!)
Now, cut up your angel food cake into strips or cubes..whatever you want.
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Pour the espresso into a shallow pan..
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and place half the angel food cake cubes in the coffee for a couple seconds on each side..
 
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then place them into the bottom of your serving dish, covering the bottom..
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Next, pour some of the pudding mixture over the angel food cake, covering well.
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Now throw some chocolate chips on top.
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Repeat the layering process again, using the last half of the angel food cake.
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Now to make it pretty on top, I drizzled some chocolate syrup in a criss-cross pattern and then ran a knife through it, switching directions to make a pretty pattern..
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Then I sprinkled a few more chocolate chips on top for good measure.
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There you have it. My low-fat Tiramisu.
Enjoy. I know I will.
Happy Friday.
love,
Val

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