2 Eggs; separated
1/4 c Sugar
1/2 c Mascarpone & 2 tbsp
1/2 c Cheese; cottage & 2 tbsp -
1 ts Lemon zest or vanilla
Salt 24 Ladyfingers (italian are bes
Coffee mixture: 1 c Coffee; very strong
2 tb Liquor or almond extract
2 tb Sugar
2 ts Cocoa powder
Beat 2 egg yolks with 1/4 cup sugar till light and fluffy. Add mascarpone and cottage cheese blended together. Add lemon zest or vanilla. Beat 2 egg whites with dash of salt till stiff and add to cream mixture. Mix coffee, liquor or almond extract and sugar till dissolved. Layer bottom of bowl with ladyfingers and `wet` them with half of coffee mixture. Spread half of cream, put a second layer of ladyfingers and coffee and spread remaining cream on top. Refrigerate at least 1/2 day. Before serving, sprinkle with cocoa powder. To make Strawberry-Rhubarb Tiramisu: cook 1 lb rhubarb (4 cups) with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp water for 5 minutes. Slice 1 cup
strawberries, sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar and let stand 1 hour. Make cream as above (reduce sugar to 3 Tbsp), layer bowl with ladyfingers and wet them with rhubarb or strawberry juice. Put a layer of rhubarb, strawberries, half of the cream and repeat, finishing with cream. Refrigerate half a day. Decorate with strawberries before serving.
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