Eggless Chocolate Tiramisu

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After my 1000th post on the blog, I had stopped counting my posts. WP does tell me how many posts I am on now, but unlike before it doesn’t excite me anymore. I have enough to cover and I would like to go on till I am able to, without really bothering the numbers. But today, there is one reason why I am really excited. I was randomly going through the number of “my recipes” a couple of weeks ago and I noticed that it was almost reaching 1000! Seriously? I really can’t believe the number myself… And today, with this post, the blog hits 1K recipes!

 

I was never a cook enthusiast… Sure, I love to eat and a good meal satisfies me like anything else. I love sweets that are not high on sugar and enjoyable. I love good company with food. That is basically me. But I had never loved cooking. The kitchen was never my best friend. I entered it with the only intention of getting out of it as soon as I could. It was the case when umma tried to teach me basics of cooking. It was the case when HD and I got married and he tried to teach me some essentials for us to survive. It was the case when we had Rasha and we relocated to be with my parents. It never changed till umma decided to start taking her long breaks and go home. And that happened approximately eight years ago…

 

I had no other option than to cook since I had three male mouths to feed – D, HD and B. And then I had to eat, and I had Rasha too. Nobody would like restaurant meals everyday, right? That’s how it all began. I scrapped through some cut outs, some little books that came with the newspaper, those calls to umma for “how-to-do-it”. The Malai Chicken is what triggered it all. D’s comment as he came through the house changed my entire outlook towards cooking. It piqued my interest and from then started the whole process of searching for new recipes to try. The blogs that I started following during that time only triggered my interest further, not to mention the amazing clicks too. Slowly and steadily, “The Big Sweet Tooth” was born and it completed four years of existence in due course, now running through its fifth year.

 

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Time and again, I have mentioned on the blog, I don’t know if I am really happy about the way my blog has gone. It hasn’t had huge success in terms of blog hits or numbers or followers on social media platforms. But somehow more than that, the experience I have gathered, the relationships that have come by, the heart warming messages that readers write, the pictures of their trials – these are the small things that have kept me going and enjoying the process, without getting bogged on the other aspects of blogging. I have to say, blogging has become more of a career now for many, with some earning figures that we may not even be able to imagine, but just like every career, it needs a lot of hard work and as per my schedule, at the moment, I am not able to give it my 100% in that way that I can stop working and make this my financial source. But everything other than money that has come to me through blogging is definitely something I cherish, something that makes me go on, something that pushes me to post as much as I can.

 

The joy I derive from trying new dishes and succeeding, of clicking on props and boards, comments that come by and the interest some show – all this gives me motivation to go on and on. A couple of weeks ago, HD and I were arguing about where we need to get a house. While I thought that having one in Calicut was a better option – being in the center of both our places – he thought it better to get a house built on one of the plots that we had taken a few years ago close to his locality. His reason? “When we grow old and the girls are gone, you will continue with your blog and friends, while I will have nothing to do. So at least let me keep my circle of people around my place!” πŸ˜€ I just stared at him for a moment and starting laughing. I always thought he never bothered but he has surely gauged my madness towards blogging. At the moment, I wish I could do till I am on the face of the earth, but who knows about the future? So let it go on till it goes on… πŸ™‚

 

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It wasn’t tough trying to choose the recipe that would be a part of this little celebration of mine. I had mentioned earlier on the blog that Rasha had asked for Tiramisu for her birthday and I would try to post it as soon as possible. “Tiramisu” in Italian means “pick me up”. And who wouldn’t want to pick up a good tiramisu? The dessert that brings together the deliciousness of cheese, coffee and lady finger biscuits is truly a class apart. The classic tiramisu is made with raw eggs – yes, you heard it right, raw eggs! There is absolutely no cooking involved and then the other ingredient is just the mascarpone cheese. Naturally, while making it for the girls, I was not really sure of wanting to give raw eggs and hence chose to make this eggless version + make it chocolaty too!

 

You can imagine how three people were standing behind me waiting for me to finish shooting this dessert! I am thankful I saved up the piece in the plate, otherwise I wouldn’t have got that too! It was AH-MA-ZING! I went in for melted chocolate in the mascarpone cheese – whipped cream mixture and dipped the longfinger in some mocha, instead of just plain coffee, so that was double chocolate treat! All of us enjoyed digging and cleaning up the dish almost immediately. I made the dessert in an 4 x 6 inch pan, you can double or triple the recipe to fit into an 8 x 8 or 9 x 13 inch pan! And you should know by now, tiramisu is never too much for anybody! πŸ˜‰ Off to the recipe…

 

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5 from 1 vote

Eggless Chocolate Tiramisu

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 200 gm whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 125 gm mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 14-15 long finger biscuits
  • 2/3 cup mocha 1/3 cup water + 1/3 cup milk + 1 tsp coffee + 1 tbsp cocoa powder, whisked, boiled and cooled

Instructions

  • Beat the cream and sugar till whipped.
  • Add in the mascarpone, melted chocolate and vanilla extract and whip till combined.
  • In a small pan, dip the biscuits into the prepared mocha and layer. Spread half the mixture.
  • Dip and layer the remaining biscuits and layer on top. Spread the remaining mixture.
  • Allow it to set overnight in the fridge.

 

 

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  1. I loved reading this post Raf! The men do care and so cute of him to say that! I can picture you two laughing! πŸ™‚ 1000 recipes which are just “my recipes” meaning there is more than 1000 on the blog right? :-O

    I remember your huge dilemma on making tiramisu – so much we discussed LOL… this has come out looking so delicious! I still have some lady fingers -but nothing else. Hope to try this version. InshaAllah!
    Once again – Congratulations and keep going as far as it can go…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      There’s more because of the guest posts, event announcements and round ups, a few misc posts, etc. πŸ™‚ Haha… yeah, tiramisu was definitely a dilemma but a beautiful dilemma at that… Thanks a lot dear for your support always…

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Rafeeda, it was very nice going through your 1000th recipe,your blogging journey and how it all started!! It is a lovely warm feeling you get after reading it!! Keep it going Rafeeda!! All the very best!! Love to see many more milestones crossing ????????????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Suneetha… πŸ™‚

  3. Congrats rafeeda for reaching 1k recipes…. I love tiramisu.. This seems quick and easy .. my mouth is just watering on looking at the picture as am on vaccation can’t try out at moment anything.. waiting to go back to my kitchen

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I can understand about the vacation… I just don’t look at any food pictures during that time… hehe… Thank you so much dear…

  4. Congrats on ur 1000th recipe.. Tiramisu is one of my fav.. looks yum!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Veena…

  5. Used to be one of my favourites…but these days my waistline just can’t handle those classics any more. Still, one bite or two won’t hurt, right? It looks very tempting!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie… I guess treats are not very waist friendly!

  6. As always loved reading your write up! Many congratulations on 1000 recipes! That is a huge feat! This tiramisu is the best way to celebrate!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Beulah…

  7. Long biscuits means??

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Mira, they are long egg based cookies which are specifically used to make Tiramisu. They are also called Saviord biscuits. You can find them at the cookies section in any supermarket in the UAE or most of the countries. Hope this information helps you trace it…

  8. Wow, such an amazing and tasty recipe will surely try Rafeeda.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Aysha…

  9. Congratulations on achieving this milestone! And I love your husband’s reasoning! So funny!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Henna…

  10. Congratulations on the 1000th post first of all. I wish you Many more happy and successful years of cooking and blogging. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through the post and this is something fitting enough for every new blogger who gets upset in terms of Low likes, figures or money . Ultimately it is the mental satisfaction we derive and just not the numbers or money. Pls tell my Brother that I LOL Ed on his comment that you will be blogging and you have your friends. And last of all a fitting recipe for celebration. Absolutely loved the chocolatey Tiramisu.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Tuma… sometimes, I myself need to keep telling myself that I am not doing it for money or numbers… Hehe…

  11. Congrats on u r 1000th post, yummy Thiramisu

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Jaleelakka…

  12. this looks so perfect… I was always hesitant to try tiramisu because of the raw eggs present in it… this looks just perfect

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  13. Hi Rafeeda, congratulation on your 1000th posts. Amazing, I really admire you for that. Keep up the good job, my friend.

    Tiramisu is my number one favorite and never get tired of eating it. Yours look so tempting and thanks for sharing your eggless version.

    Best regards,
    Amelia

  14. Claudette Dmello says:

    How do i make finger .biscuits n mascarpone cheese . I tried yr baked caramel custard it was yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Both are store bought, dear…. Thank you so much for your feedback…

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