Also, I've taken a picture of a Tiramisu cake I found at Fleamasters Flea Market in Fort Myers. They were not forthcoming with the recipe. I need to study the cake and try to make it at home...I bought the whole cake because they were all out of slices. BAD IDEA because it is the best tiramisu I have tasted. I've been eating it for breakfast AND dessert. Since it has coffee and cream in it, it is breakfast food, right?
Tiramisu layer cake
I'd rather have a small piece of something fabulous than a large piece of blah!
That being said, you can easily use lower fat ingredients and use sugar alternatives.
Orange liquor and apple juice or just apple juice for soaking raisins (or any sweet unsweetened fruit juice)
First, take the enough apple juice and orange liquor to cover the raisins and put it in a microwaveable bowl. Heat on high for about 2 minutes or just until hot, but not boiling. Add raisins and leave on counter soaking for about 15 minutes. I usually use just apple juice unless I have orange liquor handy. Then I go half and half.
While raisins soak,
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch glass baking dish.
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and stir in 8 tablespoons sliced butter.
- In a medium bowl beat sugar and cream cheese until smooth, then beat in eggs; stir into noodles and add sour cream, creamed cottage cheese, and salt. Drain raisins and stir them in. Transfer mixture to prepared dish.
- In a small bowl combine melted butter, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, and corn flakes. Sprinkle over noodle mixture. Combine cinnamon and 1/8 cup of white sugar and sprinkle on top of corn flakes.
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Tastes good warm or cold. Store in refrigerator.