Look, I understand that everyone who puts his or her hand on a Godiva’s Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Pecan Bark coffee should instantly think of brewing it and drinking it as fresh or in a beverage of sorts. But why not trying these coffee blends in a dessert recipe like Tiramisu, and sipping freshly brewed along with it?
I had the privilege of being selected to taste and post about my experience with Godiva’s Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Pecan Bark coffee as part of Foodbuzz’s Featured Tastemaker Program. And an experience it was! I own credits to my wife Steph here because she came up with the idea of adding these blends to her own “twisted” Tiramisu recipe that calls for cream cheese instead of the more traditional Mascarpone.
Godiva Caramel Pecan Bark Tiramisu
I’ll probably enrage the Italian Tiramisu traditionalists and I apologize in advance. But I sympathize with them… After all, my Mom-in-Law is Italian. Traditionally, Tiramisu is made with espresso and Mascarpone cheese. We replaced the espresso for the Godiva Caramel Pecan coffee, and the Mascarpone for cream cheese. And of course the dessert usually has Marsala wine in it which we decided to skip so it won’t quench the coffee’s flavor. It goes like this:
3 egg yolks
8 tablespoons powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
3 cups Godiva Caramel Pecan Bark Coffee
So, start your brewer engines and brew your coffee!
Next, beat 3 egg yolks with the powdered sugar until well-blended. Add the cream cheese, and continue beating until creamy. Stir or beat in the cream until the mixture is pudding-like. Refrain from licking the mixer beaters — wait for the best part.
Line an 8 inch glass dish with ladyfingers (why do they call it that anyway?). Drizzle some of the Godiva Caramel Pecan coffee over the top so cookies are damp. Pour on some cheese mixture and spread it in an even layer.
Repeat this process of layering, by wetting cookies with coffee each time and spreading a new layer of the cheese mix.
Sprinkle top with cocoa or chocolate shavings and refrigerate for at least one hour till you rake the leaves in your backyard. Then pair the Tiramisu with freshly brewed Pumpkin Spice Godiva coffee. What else can sound more fall-is than this?