Oh. My. I actually think I might be chocolate-d out for once in my life. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these and then eaten them. Serious chocolate overload. You know when you make something repeatedly, again and again, because you just want to get it perfect? Well this was definitely one of those recipes.
Italy, coffee and mascarpone cheese go hand in hand – that’s always my first thought whenever I think of Italian cuisine and culture. I’m not a huge coffee lover though, I don’t drink it unless I’m in immediate need of an energy boost, but I love its aroma early in the morning and its flavor in desserts. And I love mascarpone cheese as well – the kind of love that gets close to addiction sometimes. Therefore when I was asked to come up with an Italian inspired dish, Tiramisu was my first thought. But since I like thinking outside of the box, I took the basic idea of a Tiramisu and elevated it to the next level.