Tiramisu Waffles

Credits: Lindsay

Eating at an Italian restaurant and leaving without having the tiramisu is like cheating yourself out of a grand finale in dining.  In case you’ve told all your friends your faux pas, or in this case, sbaglio (how do Italians pronounce that, anyway?), fret not. You can redeem yourself for the most part, when you try this variation at home.  And you will thank your friends for their astonished looks of disbelief pre-dessert. You had no idea what you were missing.

Spongey waffles, dipped in espresso?  White, fluffy clouds of mascarpone topping?  What’s not to love?! Così delizioso (or, so delicious, for our non-Italian speaking friends)!

Instead of lady finger sponge biscuits, you will be making waffles with lady finger batter.  Same taste, different form.

Total preparation time is a bit lengthy, but aren’t most masterpieces that way?  Besides, you owe it to your bewildered friends, right? All of them are still perplexed that you told the waiter that you were too full for dessert.

Once you add the chocolate shavings and sprinkle cocoa powder across your picture-perfect dish, you will instantly be empowered with expressive hand gestures.     

Along with your waffle maker, your standing mixer will come to good use for making the lady finger batter.  You will also use it for your mascarpone topping.

Breakfast and dessert all in one!  Or make this special treat on a night you are serving a favorite meal.  The taste is worth the effort.

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