Tiramisu – Seduction via Food.

Have you ever heard that certainfood items can make you sad or happy? For instance, we all know Chocolate has the power to make us relax, happy and fall in love too! Coffee has the power to make us do things in fast forward. Dark Rum has a magic to draw out that dark sensuous side of you. But what happens when you amalgamate all with creme fraise ? It’s the food that has the power to seduce you.

With Valentine’s Day around, a sexy meal is something everyone is looking for. Your prayers have been answered. It’s the Tiramisu. Whether it’s the Tiramisu from the local italian restaurant or from the nearest Max Brenner’s in town. Whether it’s from your kitchen or the coffee shop at a five star, Tiramisu never ceases to capture your senses and lust.

Having said that, I first ate Tiramisu when I was sitting in a restaurant near St. Mark’s Square. I was absolutely bored of the regular pizzas and pastas Venice had to offer. So, I opened up to desserts. That has been one of my favourite experiments with my tongue, my hormones. It’s beautiful how crazy it feels when you compare a kiss to Tiramisu. The moment you put a spoon in your mouth, the creme instantly melts along with the rum soaked lady fingers in your mouth. It just pushes it to the next level of intimacy. Anyone thinking to try it out the next time you’re in a bath tub with him ? I think Strawberry and Champagne are old school. Tiramisu is the new era.

I still can’t forget my first Tiramisu with my boyfriend. It was one hell of a rush of hormones, feelings and love.

So, this Valentine’s Day what are you thinking?

It’s ridiculous how easy this recipe is. It’s more of an assimilation job than baking or cooking.

For this, you hardly need any ingredients or time. Prepare this one day in advance, and you’re all set.
You would need : Dark Rum, Creme Fraise, Mascaporne Cheese, Lady Finger, Coffee Decoction, Brown Sugar, chocolate syrup.
Now, the reason I’m not mentioning any quantity here is because, I think it’s all about the eye in the recipe. Trust your sight and judgment.

Now, take the coffee decoction, dark rum and brown sugar and dissolve together. Once done, dip all your lady fingers and soak them over night. Now, in some places, you don’t quite get lady fingers or maybe at the 11th hour, lady fingers maybe troublesome. For that the alternative we have is, chocolate cake. Take the chocolate cakes and soak them in the liquid above. This should be soaked for about 15-21 minutes, until it’s drenched and soggy in nature.

In the mean while mix the creme fraise and cheese together and whip them well. Add some sugar if you’d like some sweetness.

Now, take the serving dish. For individuals you could use martini glasses or maybe brandy glasses. For a whole some group you could also take a deep dish. Make the first layer with the drenched ladyfingers/cake.

Here, you have an option. You could use variations like chocolate sauce, syrup, or even ground Oreos. I’d personally use Oreos. It gives it a great texture and taste to it.


Top it up with some drizzled rum and then smear the whipped cream all over the serving dish. Refrigerate overnight.

Garnish with some chards of chocolate or coffee powder.

You’re way to go.

Bon Apetite

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About Ipshita

I am a high schooler from New Delhi, India. I have been interested in culinary arts since I was seven years old. I was always given a notion that cooking or rather baking is the hardest thing to do. Then one fine day I was switching channels on my television and I came across Nigella Lawson’s shows. It suddenly struck me how incredibly fun cooking can be. So, the first thing I ever made in my life was a huge pineapple cake with promegante icing. It was a complete success. I then slowly spread my avenues of baking and cooking. I think cooking is an incredible way to relax yourself. Till date, anytime I am tensed before an exam, I just simply go to the kitchen- get the eggs, flour and sugar and there goes my flirting ! I think it’s really important to be able to love what you do. Even if it’s sweeping the floor. I was always told me how important it is for a model to seduce the camera during a photo shoot. I then realized it is equally important to be in a relationship with your food when you cook it. Food has the ultimate power to join the breaking hearts. This blog is all about my interpretation of food. You will find a lot of posts on different recipes and my experiences with different cuisines tried at different places or countries. I hope you like this blog. Do leave in your views and suggestions.
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