Friday, February 13, 2009

Revisiting Vegan Tiramisu

After our visit to That's Amore vegan Italian restaurant(previous blog), I kept thinking about making Tiramisu. I took out my favorite cookbook: Nonna's Italian Kitchen by Bryanna Clark Grogan and whipped up my favorite dessert.

This time I took clear plastic cocktail cups that people use in parties and layered my Tiramisu in them . I was thinking that I can give away this dessert without asking for any container or glass back. I gave some to my mom and friends. They absolutely loved it. This works great. What do you think? Afterward, the consumer can just pitch the empty cup into a recycling bin.

I baked the Vegan Genoise cake(page 222) in 2 9-inches round cake pans so the cake will be a bit thinner. Then, I cut small and medium circles of cake using the cup as a guide.

I ended up with a few circles of cake and some crumbs. None was wasted. I used the crumbs on top, too.

For more details about vegan tiramisu, you can visit my blog about it here. I used real wine glasses at that time. The only thing I did different this time was that I used a different custard recipe. It's still Bryanna's recipe from Nonna's Italian Kitchen and called Zabaglione (page 218). Last time I made it with Cashew Pastry Creme (page 219). Zabaglione usually is made with egg yolks, cream and sugar. For Bryanna's vegan version, I used Bird's Custard Powder to make it custard-like.

I also like this brand of instant espresso for tiramisu. It's easy to make and thought it tastes good:

I absolutely love Vegan Tiramisu. If I have to choose between a chocolate cake, vegan cheesecake, vegan ice cream, gelato, and vegan tiramisu as my Valentine's Dinner Dessert, my number one choice will be Vegan Tiramisu.


julie hasson said...

Yummy Debbie! It's so nice having you blog again. Welcome back!

Happy Valentine's Day.

Jen Treehugger said...

Oooh Tiramisu!!
How awesome. And Bird's Custard is just the best thing ever.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Clarissa Mansfield said...

Wow that looks good. I am always on the look-out for good cookbooks and now I will have to check out Nonna's Italian Kitchen. Thanks for the tip!

Judy's Nutrition said...

Tiramisu is definitely one of my favourite desserts - nice to see you have made a vegan version!

Bryanna Clark Grogan said...

This looks spectacular, Debbie! You are an artist in the kitchen! So glad to have you back tempting us with all sorts of goodies!

jd said...


Vegan Tiramisu??

That looks like heaven!


I love tiramisu. I made the Candle Cafe recipe and I hated it. Total disappointment. Maybe I should invest in Bryanna's book.