Quick and easy tiramisu to entertain the masses!

So my Mum invited me up to hers for a barbecue . Mother was cooking a paella and I was asked to provide a tiramisu!

I would like to share this quick and easy recipe that not only tastes great but looks the part also.

With tiramisu literally meaning “pick me up” it certainly does that !
I made the custard and used Kahlua as the liqueur. But you can use whatever coffee based liqueur you like.

Ingredients: serves 8

1 large serving dish/platter
2 packets of sponge fingers or savoiardi biscuits
500ml double cream
500ml fresh vanilla custard
500g mascarpone
1 mug strong coffee
Chefs splash of coffee liqueur
Good quality cocoa powder
Grated dark chocolate to finish

1. Lay the sponge fingers on a tray, liberally spoon over the coffee and liqueur until well coated and saturated.

2. In a bowl mix together the double cream, mascarpone and custard. Whisk until it forms soft peaks. Do not over whisk.

3. Place a layer of soaked sponge fingers in the base of your chosen dish. Top with a good layer of the cream mix followed by a good dusting of cocoa powder.

4. Continue stage 3 and then finish the top with more cocoa powder and lots of grated chocolate. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.