Monday, March 1, 2010

Cooking Club - French Vanilla Tiramisu

Our cooking club is now in its second year, and has moved on to a new cookbook - At the Table by Patty Roper. This book is full of those recipes that you'll go to on regular weeknights - not difficult, but still tasty and filling.

I had dessert this month, and chose the French Vanilla Tiramisu. I'll say up front that calling this "tiramisu" is generous. It doesn't bear a whole lot of resemblance to the real thing, but it is tasty, and a snap to make.

French Vanilla Tiramisu

4 oz cream cheese (1/2 package)
1 1/2 cups cold milk
1 (3.5 oz) package French Vanilla instant pudding mix
2 (3 oz) packages of ladyfingers, split
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1 (8 oz) container whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)
2 squares Ghirardelli semisweet baking chocolate, grated

Beat cream cheese, and add milk and pudding mix. Beat on low to medium speed with electric mixer. Set aside.

Sprinkle cut sides (i.e. - flat sides) of ladyfingers with coffee. Place on bottom and up sides of a trifle bowl (reserve some for the middle layer). Top with half of pudding mixture, then half of whipped topping, then half of grated chocolate. Repeat the process of ladyfingers, pudding, whipped topping, and top with grated and curled chocolate. Refrigerate.


The Domestic Adventurer said...

A cooking club sounds like great fun! I so wish there were something like that in my area.

Domestic Kate said...

It was actually really easy to get our group together - one of our friends spearheaded organizing everyone, and we meet once a month. Ask around with some of your friends - I bet they'd be interested!