My Low Carb Tiramisu Recipe,
Serves: 4 to 6
Carbs Per Serving: 34 grams carbs total
There is some debate regarding tiramisu’s origin, as there is no documented mention of the dessert before 1983. In 1998, Fernando and Tina Raris similarly claimed that the dessert is a recent invention. They point out that while the recipes and histories of other layered desserts are very similar, the first documented mention of tiramisu in a published work appears in a Greek cookbook. Backing up this story, the authors recalled an article that tiramisu was created in 1971 in Treviso.
Some claim that it was first created in Northern Italy during the First World War. Women made these desserts for their men to take with them as they were being sent off to war. They might have believed the high caffeine and energy content of these desserts would give their men more energy to fight and help bring them home safely.
A less glamorous theory explains that the dessert was a way of salvaging old cake and coffee that had gone cold by using the leftover coffee and perhaps some liqueur to moisten the dry cake. The dish was greatly improved by layering it with cream and mascarpone.
Wikipedia contributors. Tiramisu. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. November 17, 2008, 04:11 UTC. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tiramisu&oldid=252297128. Accessed November 18, 2008.
16 ounces mascarpone cheese — bel-gio-oso brand is best
2 shots decaf espresso or strong coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup artificial sweetener — equal is ok, it’s no bake
OPTIONAL – about 24 vanilla wafers — keeblers has the lowest carbs
How to Prepare:
Seperate the egg yolks from the whites. In one bowl, beat egg yolks, sweetener, 1 TBSP espresso, and vanilla for 2-3 minutes. Add this mixture to the marscapone cheese and beat until smooth, but do not over-beat! In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the marscapone mixture. If you want a crust, line the bottom of a pie or bread pan with the wafers and drizzle espresso over them lightly. If not, just put the mixture into the pie or bread pan, sprinkle cocoa powder or cinnamon on top if desired. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. This will knock your socks off!!! Your friends who eat sugar will clean the plate, too, and it’s very simple to make.
NOTES : Counts for espresso not included in totals.