TWD #63: Brought to you by the letter T
Are you getting Sesame Street flashbacks yet?
I don’t know about all the other TWD bakers, but it took me a few (million) times to spell t-i-r-a-m-i-s-u correctly. I kept wanting to add more i’s. Don’t ask me why though. My brain is just crazy sometimes. I blame my husband who kept interrupting me while writing this post about his belt, socks, shoes, wallet, cell phone… I swear. That man would lose his arse if it wasn’t attached.
I want to say that I’ve eaten tiramisu more than once but it’s not something that I seek out on the dessert menu. Usually it’s the cheesecake or crème brûlée that makes my mouth salivate and my pocketbook lighter. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to see this on the TWD baking schedule chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures. (You can find the original recipe on her blog.)
Although it wouldn’t be fun if I didn’t change it up a little bit. *wink*
What I learned this week:
It *IS* possible to eat your weight in frosting. Just take my word for it. *burp*
Recipe adapted from Baking: From My Home To Yours, Dorie Greenspan
I halved the recipe and got 10 cupcakes.
I baked my cupcakes for about 20 minutes.
I poked holes in each cupcake with a fork and spooned about 1-2 tsp of espresso syrup over. Let syrup soak in a little at a time before you add more or it will overflow.
Husband rating: A
He loves coffee so he raved about the espresso syrup in the cupcake but he wasn’t a huge fan of the frosting.
Wifey rating: A
I am not a big coffee person but that espresso syrup was FABULOUS and the frosting was good but I honestly liked it more before the whipped cream was folded in. (Of course I tasted it between steps! Doesn’t everyone?)
Next week: Tartest Lemon Tart page 336