One of my favorite summer shows is the Food Network Star, because they're usually homecooks and they encourage each other more than other competition shows. This recipe is adapted from one of the Judges, Giada De Laurentiis.
(And of all the things I've baked or Sweet Treats I've made this is CPB's favorite to date.)
6 Egg Yolks
3 Tbsp Sugar
16 oz Mascarpone Cheese
1 1/2 Cups Strong Espresso, Cooled*
24 Packaged Ladyfingers
1/2 Cup Bittersweet Cocoa Powder, for Garnish
*Cold Brewed Coffee works well too!
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat Egg Yolks and Sugar until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Add Mascarpone Cheese and beat until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of Espresso* and mix until thoroughly combined.
In a small shallow dish, add remaining Espresso. Dip each Ladyfinger into Espresso for only 5 seconds. Letting the Ladyfingers soak too long will cause them to fall apart. Place the soaked Ladyfinger on the bottom of a 9 by 9 inch baking dish, breaking them in half if necessary in order to fit the bottom.
Spread evenly 1/2 of the Mascarpone mixture over the Ladyfingers. Arrange another layer of soaked Ladyfingers and top with remaining Mascarpone mixture.
Cover Tiramisu with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 8 hours.
Before serving, sprinkle with Chocolate Shavings.