I stayed up late last night to make tiramisu. I felt like it was a half-assed effort and that I did not do right by my favorite dessert because… I didn’t use legit ladyfingers. I resorted to using these gluten-free ladyfingers because the regular kind just did NOT exist at the supermarket. Which is kind of insane since there are pizzerias and Italian restaurants every 2 blocks, and tiramisu is an Italian dessert… so you’d think that ladyfingers would be a common find. Nope. These organic, gluten-free cookies were way overpriced and taste like Styrofoam. I still went through with making the egg-sugar-mascarpone filling and hand-shaved chocolate for the small Tupperware-sized trial run of my caffeine + booze-filled dessert.
It ended up tasting better than it looked. Vin actually liked it (SCORE when my non-sweet tooth husband likes a dessert other than creme brulee!) because the filling tasted great. I’m glad I didn’t completely butcher this thing! Next time, I’m going to make my own savoiardi* from scratch. Tiramisu take two will be SO much better, I promise!
*biscuits à la cuillère or boudoirs or ladyfingers