Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chefs Mazar and Corcos from 'Extra Virgin' share Tofu Tiramisu recipe



Wow! I haven't tried this recipe since I'm off sugar these days, but it looks very yummy and I wanted to pass it along.  If you try it, send in a review.

The recipe comes our way from celebrity chefs Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos who are about to debut the third season of Exrta Virgin (on Cooking Channel November 7, 2012).
 
The celebrity duo says, “House Foods Tofu works really well with the Tuscan cooking style that incorporates a very simple list of ingredients and flavors.  Our craft is to enhance the taste of the food by making the most of a small number of this small number of fresh ingredients.”



Tofu Tiramisu
Created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, stars of Cooking Channel’s show Extra Virgin

2 cups brewed coffee
1 (14 ounce) package House Foods Organic or Premium Tofu Medium Firm
1 cups sugar plus 3 tablespoons, divided 
5 eggs, separated 
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
14 ounces hard lady fingers
2 tablespoons cocoa
Shaved dark chocolate, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
Add 3 tablespoons sugar into hot coffee and stir until sugar dissolves. Let cool.

Drain and add Tofu Firm to a food processor; blend until completely smooth (about 1 minute).

Add egg yolks and 1-cup sugar in a bowl and whisk until fluffy and light yellow in color. Whisk in the tofu until smooth and well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt with an electric hand mixer until they reach medium stiff peaks. Fold into the tofu mixture.

Dip the ladyfingers into the hot coffee and lay them into a single layer in a 9x13 glass-baking tray. Make sure you don’t completely soak the cookies, as you want to retain some crunch. Spread a layer of the tofu on top, and dust lightly with cocoa powder. Repeat layering with cookies, tofu, and cocoa powder. Garnish the top of the cake with shaved dark chocolate. Cover with plastic wrap and let refrigerate for 3 hours so the flavors can marry.

Serves 8

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