Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes where I am happy to introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Eva Scott, and her recipe for Frangelico Tiramisu along with an introduction to her contemporary romance, Marriage Makeover. Please join me in welcoming Eva and savor her recipe for Frangelico Tiramisu as you read about her new book!
Talia and her best friend Davan have this for dessert at their favourite restaurant. Tiramisu means “pick me up” which refers to the shot of espresso but I like to add Frangelico to give it a real kick. You can add any liqueur that takes your fancy. Frangelico gives the dish a lovely nutty flavour. Enjoy!
I like to make this dish in a foil tray (roughly 24cm square-ish). Foil bbq trays are exactly the right depth and there’s no washing up later! Alternatively any dish the same size will do fine.
250ml espresso coffee. If you don’t have the real deal you can dissolve 15g of espresso powder into 250ml of boiling water and it will do the trick.
250ml of Frangelico. I always find the savoiardi biscuits soak up the liqueur quickly so keep the bottle on hand for top ups.
30 savoiardi biscuits. There are two sizes so you may need less if you purchase the large biscuits.
For the filling:
2 eggs, separated
75g castor sugar
60ml Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
100g chopped roasted hazelnuts
3 teaspoons of good quality cocoa powder.
Combine the cooled coffee and 250ml of Frangelico in a jug
Beat the egg whites until frothy. Place the yokes in a separate bowl and beat with the castor sugar and 60ml of Frangelico.
Add the mascarpone to the yolk mix, combine well.
Carefully fold the frothy egg whites into the mascarpone mix and combine well.
Pour half the coffee and Frangelico mix into a wide shallow bowl (or similar dish). Dip the biscuits into the mix ensuring both sides are coated. Do this quickly to ensure the biscuits are damp but not soaking. They do soak up liquid very quickly so don’t leave them sitting in the bowl or you’ll run out of coffee/Frangelico very quickly. Prepare enough biscuits to form one layer and place them in the dish.
Place half the mascarpone mix on top of the soaked biscuits, spreading it out for even coverage.
Repeat step 5 using the remaining coffee/Frangelico liquid and leftover biscuits.
Repeat step 6.
Cover the dish with cling film and refrigerate overnight – or for at least 6 hours.
Before serving the tiramisu combine the chopped hazelnuts and cocoa. Sprinkle this mixture over the top layer of mascarpone.
**Please note this dish contains raw eggs so may not be suitable for people with compromised or weak immune systems such as small children, the elderly or pregnant women.
Tagline: Talia’s marriage to Nick becomes her ultimate renovation project.
Nick and Talia Carmichael were childhood sweethearts. Grief over the death of their baby daughter from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome crushed their marriage. Talia moved to a new city, with a new career and life. Now it’s time to close the door on the past and ask Nick for a divorce.
Nick has other ideas. Once his wife, always his wife. He has no intention of letting Talia off so lightly and proposes terms and conditions to his agreement. It will mean moving back into their marital home, and force her to face long buried grief. Can she do as he asks?
Being with Nick causes her to question everything she thought was true. Has she made a mistake thinking her love for Nick is dead? Can he still love her? More importantly, can he again trust after everything they’ve been through?
Nick could think of no better way to end the week than sharing a drink or two with good mates. The atmosphere at home between him and Tally had become so weird and tense lately you could almost cut it with a knife. Everything he said seemed to cause a fight. Here with his friends, he didn’t have to worry about saying the wrong thing.
Laughing at a joke someone told, he took a drink of his beer. He had no intention of getting drunk tonight. The rain started before he left home and he’d decided to take the car. Normally he would walk the mile to and from the pub. The beer began to take effect, his muscles relaxed and his guard came down. He exhaled and settled in to enjoy the night.
Female laughter rang out across the club. The girls had arrived resembling a flock of colorful birds in all their finery. Screeching like cockatoos. Nick winced at a particularly raucous laugh. Later they would gravitate over to the boys and they’d all have dinner together in the club restaurant. The gang had been doing the same thing for a decade and tonight the familiarity of routine soothed him.
He turned back to the boys who were hotly arguing the capabilities of the players in tomorrow’s football match. The sudden increase in noise coming from the girls’ table got his attention. The girls were up on their feet, laughing and talking, hugging someone. Their super-hyped animation got him curious as to who had them so excited. Then he saw her, Tally, and his heart stopped in his chest.
Talia looked beautiful, her hair tumbling around her shoulders reflecting golden light. Lately it had been scrunched up on top of her head sticking out every which way. She had makeup on too, something she never wore at home… He swallowed hard. Those jeans of hers hugged her bottom in a way which ought to be considered criminal. Charges should be laid. Her t-shirt skimmed in all the right places. He couldn’t take her eyes off her.
“Is that who I think it is?” His friend, Greg, nudged him. “Did you know Talia was in town?”
Nick nodded. “She’s staying at my place.”
“What?” Greg nearly choked on his beer. “You’re a dark horse. Kept that nicely under wraps.” He leaned back against the bar and joined Nick in contemplating Tally. “So…reconciliation on the cards?”
“What? No, nothing like that.” Nick had trouble focusing on anything other than his wife. Why did she have to be so damn hot? And why did she have to be here?
“You’re a foolish man Nick Carmichael. If I had a wife that hot I’d be hell sure of reconciling with her fine…”
“Greg! That’s my wife you’re talking about.”
Greg shrugged. “No reconciliation means no wife. How many years has it been?”
“It doesn’t matter. We are still married and Talia is still my wife” said Nick between clenched teeth.
“I’m just saying.” Greg shrugged and returned to expanding on his theory of football tactics for the coming game.
Nick’s gaze followed Tally as she got a drink from the bar and settled in with the girls. So much for a relaxing night out.
I live on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland Australia with my fabulous husband and gorgeous little boy. When I’m not writing romance you can find me out on the water kayaking, fishing or swimming. When on dry land it’s all about the shoes and the coffee.
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