I've wanted to make Tiramisu for a long time..years. Now I am finally getting around to making it....between April Fool's Day and Easter! Ha! This is not a joke though. Coffee...need I say more? You know I love it!
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1/2 c sugar
2 c whipping cream
1/2 c hot water
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1/4 c coffee liqueur
2 (3oz) pkg ladyfingers
1/2 c grated chocolate
Beat cream cheese and sugar with your mixer on medium speed, blend until creamy. In another bowl, beat your whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into your cream cheese mixture.
Stir 1/2 c hot water and coffee granules together until dissolved, add your coffee liqueur - set aside.
Using large soup mugs for mine, I arranged ladyfingers evenly around sides of my mugs (you could even use ramekins). I used a baster brush to drizzle coffee mixture all over ladyfingers, just gently get in there to do the whole ladyfinger. Spoon or pipe cream cheese mixture into the centers of cups. Sprinkle with grated chocolate.
Cover with plastic and chill at least 2 hours.
*You can serve in a single dish of course just arrange ladyfingers into bottom and sides of a 2-quart dish or serving bowl. Drizzle evenly with half of coffee mixture then half of cream cheese mixture. Repeat once and top off with grated chocolate. Cover and chill 2 hours.