Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thinking Outside The Cup # 2 , Masala Tiramisu

It has been kinda crazy around Richmond lately because of all the snow and I have been trying to post this recipe since Christmas !!!! Sorry it took so long, Hope you enjoy it as much as I do... I am including the ingredients for you lucky ones that can have gluten.... if you would like the GF ingredients just message me.

Chai Tiramisu

Serves: 12
Time to Prepare: 2 hours (includes 1 hour and 30 minutes of time for the ingredients to set)


The Ladyfingers
2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour, 1 tbsp. of baking powder, ¼ cup of finely ground turbinado sugar, ¼ tsp. of salt, 2 servings of prepared EnerG Egg Replacer, 1 cup of soy creamer, ¾ cup of sweet agave nectar, 2 tbsp. of canola oil
The Sweet Cream
1 ½ cups of soy cream cheese,8 oz. of firm silken tofu, ½ cup of sweet agave nectar, ½ cup of finely ground turbinado sugar, 1 ½ tsp. of agar agar, ¼ cup of soy creamer
The Chai
2 cups of strongly brewed Organic Masala Chai
The Garnish
½ tsp. of ground cinnamon, ½ tsp. of ground cardamom, ¼ tsp. of ground cloves, ¼ tsp. of ground fennel seeds, 1 ½ tbsp. of cocoa powder


Making the Sweet Cream
Whip all of the sweet cream ingredients together in a food processor until they are thoroughly combined.Simmer this on a medium heat for 5 minutes.Chill it for at least an hour.
Making the Ladyfingers
Combine the dry ingredients together.Prepare the EnerG Egg Replacer in the ladyfinger section.Mix this with all the wet ingredients.Fold the wet ingredients into the dry mix.Load a pastry bag with the batter.Pipe the batter into 3” long, 1” wide cookies, leaving about a 1” space between each cookie.Bake these on 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Option: Do not pipe the batter, but fill a rectangular cake pan with the batter about 1” high and bake the cake for 25 minutes.
Assembling the Tiramisu
Brew the Organic Masala Chai.Mix the spices together and set them aside.Dunk each ladyfinger in the chai tea for about 3 seconds.Line the bottom of a baking dish with the lady fingers.Lightly brush them with a little chai.Spread about ½” of the sweet cream on top of the lady fingers.Repeat this process, making another layer of lady fingers and sweet cream.Sprinkle the spice mix over the top layer of sweet cream.Chill the tiramisu for at least 30 minutes.
Kitchen Equipment
3 Mixing Bowls, 1 Small Mixing Bowl for the egg replacer, 1 Small Mixing Bowl for the spice mix, Whisk, Cookie Sheet, Pastry Bag, Sifter, Measuring Cup, Measuring Spoon, Spatula, Tea Pot, Tea Ball, Food Processor