Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tofu Tiramisu: Where East meets West

Tofu Tiramisu

Ingredients:

(makes 6 small cups)
1 box silken tofu (mashed through sieve & drain excess liquid)
1 egg
2 tbsp caster sugar
100ml whipping cream
100g white chocolate 
1 tsp gelatin (melt in 1 tbsp water)

6 sponge fingers
1 cup strong coffee (no added sugar)
1/3 cup coffee liqueur or rum (or omit if prefer no alcohol)
1 tsp cocoa powder (toppings)

Method:
1) Warm whipping cream on medium heat in microwave for one minute.  Stir in white chocolate till it melts.  Set aside.
2) Whisk egg and caster sugar in a metal bowl (set over double-boiler) till pale white.   Add the mashed tofu, chocolate mixture and gelatin mixture.  Mix well.
3) Mix the coffee and liqueur together.
4) Dip half of a sponge finger in the coffee mixture and place at the bottom of dessert cup.  Add 2 tbsp of tofu mixture, another half sponge finger (dipped in coffee mixture), then top with another 2 tbsp tofu mixture.
5) Chill in fridge for 2 hours.
6) Sieve cocoa powder and serve.

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