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19 Sep ’10

From my Kitchen: Tiramisu with a Twist!

Filed under: From my Kitchen — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 12:07 am

Today my blog turns 1 month old!! Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and support!! On this day it also happens to be my beautiful sister’s birthday! I would love to wish her a Happy Birthday! Hope she has a lovely one!

The title of my Blog means a bit of everything, its why I will include posts related to various issues that contribute to forming our “lifestyle”. I am not a professional cook or chef myself but cooking and baking are among my hobbies, food is a MAJOR part of my life. I have a good reputation regarding my cooking skills, which is why I will share with you the most popular recipes. Since I am a mom of two, have a fulltime job, and now this blog, my recipes are usually very fast, convenient, and simple. I am very “health” conscious though I tend to use some unhealthy options for lack of time or substitutes. Every month I will throw in a recipe , hope you like them!

This dessert was actually a recipe given to me by a friend I used to work with at my previous job in Lebanon, every time I make it its a huge hit. The basic tiramisu has mascarpone, this one relies on whipped cream and condensed milk instead with the addition of bananas, hence the name “with a twist”  🙂 Yes I know very fattening but I only make it 2-3 times a year and I make it in small portions for control. You can’t use low fat cream as it will not be fluffy like this one, I tried it, it didn’t work. So let’s get started!

For The Tiramisu you will need

1Liter Heavy Whipping cream (cold)

1 can (large) Condensed milk (like nestle )

2 packets lady fingers (a type of thick biscuits especially for tiramisu  they are  called Langue de chat in French)

4 Bananas sliced (in circles )

1Tbs instant coffee (like Nescafe)

1 cup Water

Un sweetened Cocoa and a strainer to sift over the cream


Whip the cold cream with the condensed milk in the mixer until it feels fluffy, don’t over-mix as it will fall apart.

In a wide saucer put the water and mix it with the coffee. Start dipping the lady fingers in the coffee mix without over-soaking, just dipping. place the lady fingers in individual cups break them in halves. If you don’t have individual cups and want to use a larger container you have to be aware that you will need more lady fingers to cover the entire area and have more than 1 layer. Remember if you need more coffee mix just make more, sometimes the lady fingers soak up more than expected.

Sprinkle the bananas over the fingers. Spoon the cream and condensed milk above the lady fingers and bananas to cover them up. Get the cocoa powder  and strainer, sprinkling over the dessert cups. Put them in the fridge for a couple or hours and serve when you see that the cocoa powder has set in.

Voila! they are done!

Bon  Appétit!

Let me know if you made it and what you think!

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  1. Thank you to the best sister in the world! xoxo

    Comment by Miss Farah — 19 Sep ’10 @ 12:31 am

  2. Happy Birthday Sweetie:) Hope you have a great day, Cheeers!

    Comment by Sahar — 19 Sep ’10 @ 12:43 am

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