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from Chicago, IL Fresh from TopSecretRecipes.com, Olive Garden is an American Favorite Restaurant and this tiramisu is one of their flagship desserts... enjoy! In Italian, tiramisu means "pick me up" or "cheer me up." And when you taste the delicious combination of mascarpone cheese (sometimes referred to as Italian cream cheese), cream cheese, lady fingers, espresso and Kahlua it will be hard not to smile. The Olive Garden's tiramisu is very dense, which sets it apart from most tiramisu recipes that require the cheese mixture to be folded into whipped cream. This technique, however, makes a tiramisu that is too fluffy and light to be a decent clone. Besides, the whipped cream hides the cheese flavors, and that's just not a good way to make tiramisu. So get out your double boiler for the egg yolks (a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water will also do) and snag some lady fingers (lady fingers are miniature cakes about the size of two fingers side-by-side). You can either make your own espresso, use extra strong coffee as a substitute, or, next time you're at Starbucks, order up a double shot of espresso to go. 3 egg yolks 1/4 cup whole milk 1 cup granulated sugar 3 cups mascarpone cheese 8 ounces cream cheese 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 20 to 24 lady fingers 1/4 cup cold espresso 1/4 cup Kahlua coffee liqueur 2 teaspoons cocoa powder 1. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring it to a boil over medium/high heat, then reduce heat so that the water is simmering. Whisk egg yolks, milk and sugar together in a medium metal bowl, then place the bowl on top of the saucepan (you can also use a double boiler for this step). Stir the mixture often for ten minutes. After the sugar dissolves the mixture should begin to thicken and turn light yellow. Remove it from the heat to cool. 2. Use an electric mixer to combine mascarpone, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix until mostly creamy, but with a few small chunks remaining. 3. Add egg yolk mixture to the cheese mixture and mix just until well-combined. 4. Combine espresso and Kahlua in a small bowl. Pour this mixture onto a dinner plate. One-by-one touch the bottom of each lady finger in the espresso. The lady finger will quickly soak up the espresso/Kahlua mixture, but you don't want the entire lady finger soaked -- just a dab will do ya. The top half of each lady finger should still be dry. Arrange the soaked lady fingers side-by-side on the bottom of an 8x8-inch serving dish or baking pan. 5. Spoon about half of the cheese mixture over the lady fingers, then add another layer of soaked lady fingers on top of the cheese mixture. 6. Spoon the remaining cheese mixture over the second layer of lady fingers and spread it evenly. 7. Put two teaspoons of cocoa powder in a tight-mesh strainer and gently tap the side of the strainer to add an even dusting of cocoa powder over the top of the dessert. 8. Cover and chill for several hours. To serve, slice the dessert twice across and down creating 9 even portions (the first serving is always the hardest to get out). http://www.topsecretrecipes.com Makes 9 servings.

Olive Garden® Tiramisu


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(posted November 5, 2003)

from Chicago, IL

Fresh from TopSecretRecipes.com,
Olive Garden is an American Favorite Restaurant and this tiramisu is one of their flagship desserts... enjoy!

In Italian,
tiramisu means "pick me up" or "cheer me up." And when you taste the delicious combination of mascarpone cheese (sometimes referred to as Italian cream cheese), cream cheese, lady fingers, espresso and Kahlua it will be hard not to smile. The Olive Garden's tiramisu is very dense, which sets it apart from most tiramisu recipes that require the cheese mixture to be folded into whipped cream. This technique, however, makes a tiramisu that is too fluffy and light to be a decent clone. Besides, the whipped cream hides the cheese flavors, and that's just not a good way to make tiramisu. So get out your double boiler for the egg yolks (a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water will also do) and snag some lady fingers (lady fingers are miniature cakes about the size of two fingers side-by-side). You can either make your own espresso, use extra strong coffee as a substitute, or, next time you're at Starbucks, order up a double shot of espresso to go.

3
egg yolks
1/4 cup whole
milk
1 cup
granulated
sugar
3 cups
mascarpone
cheese
8 ounces
cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon
vanilla extract
20 to 24 lady fingers
1/4 cup cold
espresso
1/4 cup Kahlua
coffee liqueur
2 teaspoons
cocoa powder

1. Fill a medium
saucepan halfway with water and bring it to a boil over medium/high heat, then reduce heat so that the water is simmering. Whisk egg yolks, milk and sugar together in a medium metal bowl, then place the bowl on top of the saucepan (you can also use a double boiler for this step). Stir the mixture often for ten minutes. After the sugar dissolves the mixture should begin to thicken and turn light yellow. Remove it from the heat to cool.
2. Use an electric
mixer to combine mascarpone,
cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix until mostly creamy, but with a few small chunks remaining.
3. Add
egg yolk mixture to the cheese mixture and mix just until well-combined.
4.
Combine espresso and Kahlua in a small bowl. Pour this mixture onto a dinner plate. One-by-one touch the bottom of each lady finger in the espresso. The lady finger will quickly soak up the espresso/Kahlua mixture, but you don't want the entire lady finger soaked -- just a dab will do ya. The top half of each lady finger should still be
dry. Arrange the soaked lady fingers side-by-side on the bottom of an 8x8-inch serving dish or baking pan.
5. Spoon about half of the
cheese mixture over the lady fingers, then add another layer of soaked lady fingers on top of the cheese mixture.
6. Spoon the remaining
cheese mixture over the second layer of lady fingers and spread it evenly.
7. Put two teaspoons of
cocoa powder in a tight-mesh strainer and gently tap the side of the strainer to add an even dusting of cocoa powder over the top of the dessert.
8. Cover and chill for several hours. To serve, slice the dessert twice across and down creating 9 even portions (the first serving is always the hardest to get out). http://www.topsecretrecipes.com

Makes 9 servings.



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from Green Bay, WI, United States wrote:0  0

Not bad if you like tiramisu flavored cheesecake. It does not taste, look or feel like Olive Garden's so if that's what you desire I would not bother with this recipe. It was edible but disappointing. I gave this recipe 1 star since it did not live up to its title.
1 starsJune 1, 2013


from Grand Rapids, MN, United States wrote:9  0

I've made this recipe 3 times and the key to success is to make sure the yolk mixture is mixed for 10 minutes or longer. If you don't get it thick enough once you blended with the mascarpone mixture, it does turn into a pudding like consistency; Trust me I know! it happened to me! Other than that, I have received nothing but compliments!
5 starsJune 12, 2010


from CAMILLUS NY, United States wrote:3  7

Excellent recipe! Tastes exactly like the OG one. I cut the recipe in half and it came out great, the only thing I would suggest is to use more lady fingers if you're making the whole recipe. 24 was just right in half.
5 starsMay 5, 2010


from Erie, PA, United States wrote:6  0

WOW! what a disappointment!!! CAUTION: IF CONSIDERING THIS RECIPE, DO NOT WASTE THE TIME OR THE MONEY ON IT! I was fooled by the notion that it was to be just like Olive Garden's and not only was it not even close, but it was disgusting! The filling turns out as a pudding and is absolutely disgusting. My husband enjoyed it but said it tasted nothing like tiramisu. I'm mad i wasted the money on this.. mascarpone is not that cheap.
1 starsMarch 31, 2010


from Ottawa, Canada wrote:22  4

My first time making this, everyone wants the recipe. It's fabulous.
5 starsJanuary 20, 2010


from Peoria, IL, United States wrote:13  4

This recipe resulted in Tiramisu pudding. It was delicious, but runny. In the future I will skip the steps adding the milk and egg yolk and just add powdered sugar to the cheese mix.
3 starsAugust 29, 2009


from Kilmarnock, VA, United States wrote:12  0

This is by far the best recipe I have tried yet for Tiramisu. When I saw this was Olive Garden's recipe, I could not believe. Having tasted their Tiramisu many a times, this recipe is close, if not better! It is also true when the footnotes say that this recipe is denser than others, so it turned out perfect! I highly recommend this recipe to all attempting this delicious desert!
5 starsAugust 6, 2009


from Tyrone, PA, United States wrote:8  0

I can't stress it enough - this recipe was SO EASY and SO DELICIOUS!!! Everyone LOVED it. This version is richer than Olive Garden's, but everyone agreed that it tasted better. (BTW, the Starbuck's Double Shot idea was great.) This one's going in my recipe box. Thanks so much!!! :)
5 starsAugust 25, 2008


from Hanford,CA, United States wrote:42  6

This got great reviews from friends and family. This is a must keep and do again! Thanks.
4 starsFebruary 24, 2004


 
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