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Boozy Dessert: Tiramisu with whisky

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A couple of Saturdays ago, I met up with some friends who are all bloggers.  They blog about all kinds  of topics.  From parenting and food to beauty and lifestyle.  It was a great morning where we could all catch up and talk a bit about blogging.  The venue was the very cool State 5 Fourways. A child friendly venue but we all left out kids at home.  It was time for just us. 

The venue was so kind to allow us taster samples of some of their new products such as their delicious ice teas, snack platters and everyones favorite a Tiramisu Freak Shake.  This delicious non alcoholic shake had every one talking.  Tiramisu is such a easy and delicious dessert and Jacqui (One Messy Mama) decided right there to make this as her Christmas Day dessert. 

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The Tiramisu Freak Shake taster from State 5 Fourways. Freakishly delicious!

There followed a long discussion on what alcohol to use and naturally everyone turned to me. The questions included can you make tiramisu with whisky and if so, what whisky is best to use in a Tiramisu?  So, my #SABloggersCafe friends, here is my version of Tiramisu with whisky (and amaretto) recommendation.  Easy to make but really delicious.

I chose the Tullamore DEW Irish whiskey for the smooth, biscuity and vanilla notes.  It is easily available and not too expensive.  You can currently pick up a bottle with 2 glasses from Norman Good Fellows for only R240.

To add another layer of taste that will compliment the coffee and whiskey, I added a bit of Amaretto.

Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur made from a base of apricot pits and or almonds.  It can be drunk neat or added to cocktails and work very nicely with coffee. 

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Recipe for Tiramisu with Whisky

  • 1 packet of Lady Fingers (Bakers Boudoir Biscuits)
  • 1 cup of strong coffee – cold
  • 50 ml Tullamore Dew
  • 30 ml Amaretto
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 1T vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup powered sugar
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

– Whip the heavy cream, mascarpone cheese, icing sugar and vanilla together until it forms fairly stiff peaks.
– Beat the egg white until stiff and gently fold in to mascarpone cream mixture.Mix the coffee, whisky and amaretto in a flattish bowl.
– Briefly dip the Boudoir finger biscuits in the coffee and whiskey mixture .  Only for 2 to 3 seconds.  The biscuits should be moist, but not soggy.
– Layer half the biscuits on the bottom of a serving dish, then top with half of the mascarpone cream mixture.
– Repeat the dipped biscuit layer again, ending with the mascarpone cream.
– Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
– Dust with cocoa power just before serving.

This recipe puts four of my favorite things together, cheese, chocolate, coffee and whisky.  Now what could be better for an anytime boozy dessert? To my inspirational and special friends, I hope you enjoy the recipe and have a special time with  your families.  This recipe started me thinking and now I am working on various other Boozy deserts.  So over the rest of the year, I will be publishing many more  alcohol laced deserts that is just for grown ups.  

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  1. This little old absolutely divine ! Loving the boozy dessert focus #lekkerlinky

  2. Looks yummy and definitely a recipe to share with my mother in law, she loves her whiskey. The presentation is on point too #LekkerLinky

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      Your MIL will approve. 😊 Thank you for the feedback and the visit.

  3. Awesome!!! #sabloggerscafe #lekkerlinky!

  4. Not usually a whisky fan but put it in a dessert and I ‘m sold! Looks delicious! #LekkerLinky

  5. Sounds interesting to make and it looks delicious – thanks for sharing the recipe.#lekkerlinky

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      This Tiramisu is so easy and delicious. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Now this is my kinda tirmisu 😉 And the hubby got a bottle of the good stuff for Christmas too. I’m sure he won’t mind me stealing a tot or three. Thanks for the recipe and hosting the #lekkerlinky Jeanette

  7. Just love this! #lekkerlinky

  8. This sounds so yummy! 😊 #LekkerLinky

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      It was rather nice. I am planning a whole series on Boozy desserts for this year.

  9. Love all things tiramisu!! Definitely giving this one a go soon!

  10. That looks yummy, I’m saying very early in the morning. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Oh goodness! This sounds all kinds of amazing!

  12. What!!!! This sounds delicious….but I think i need to soak those biscuits for much longer than 2-3 seconds🤣
    Or perhaps just have a whisky on hand whilst making the dessert. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Jeannette Wentzel

      Be careful not to soak the biscuits for to long, then they get soggy and start to fall apart. I drizzled some of the left over whisky over the layer of soaked biscuits after I placed it to add a bit more moisture.

  13. This looks and sounds yum, can’t wait to try it! x

  14. Oh my word. I am going out TODAY to by these ingredients … ❤

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