(7 ounce) package Lady
Fingers (you will need 16 cookies) or 1 (3 ounce)
package Fresh Lady
you might find in the frozen food section
of your local grocery
store or you can call
1-800-755-9890 for more information.
ones by Specialty Bakers, Inc. are the best ones I have
cup fat free milk
teaspoon instant coffee granules
tablespoon rum or apple juice
tablespoons granulated sugar
teaspoon imitation rum extract
(8 ounce) container Fresh
cup mashed banana (1 medium banana)
Cannot be over ripe!
Will make cheese look curdled.
teaspoon vanilla extract
cup confectioners’ sugar
tablespoon meringue powder
(select ingredients, click M, then #82260 is the item
is the brand.)This
is what I use in place of the eggs.
ounce white or semisweet chocolate, shredded
Place the the Lady Fingers in a square baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix milk, coffee granules, rum or apple
juice, granulated sugar
and rum extract. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Sprinkle this mixture over the Lady
Fingers. Leave to
In a medium bowl, use a mixer on medium speed to cream
mascarpone cheese until smooth. Add in the mashed banana,
vanilla, confectioners’ sugar and
the mixture until thickened and
creamy or about 1 minute.
Beat one more minute
until light and fluffy.
Pour the banana filling into a piping bag or use a large
and snip off one of the corners when ready to use.
Place half the soaked Lady Fingers side by side in the
middle of a
serving tray. Pipe
half the banana filling over the cookies, then use
a small sifter to lightly dust a layer of Dutch cocoa
powder over the
could also substitute grated semisweet chocolate.
Top carefully with the rest of the Lady Fingers and then
remaining filling. Sprinkle
with more cocoa powder, then top with
grated white chocolate. Refrigerate 1/2 an hour to an hour.
Just before serving, decorate with bananas and chocolate
chocolate syrup looks pretty drizzled from one side the
to the other
in stripes across the tiramisu.
This is heavenly!
Hint: You can double the recipe sponge cake if you
You could slice a sponge cake in half and use the cheese as a
icing. Then, top the cake with fresh berries and sprinkle
with sugar. You could
also split a sponge cake into three slices, use the cheese as a
filling, then top
the entire cake with melted semi-sweet chocolate and decorate
the edges with Amaretti: small round cookies with an almond
Serves 2 when using fresh cookies, or 4 when using dry
Finger Recipe Craig
Miyamoto’s Tiramisu Site
are Lady Fingers made?
Holiday Cakes Desserts
Enhances Banana Flavor in Bakery Items and Smoothies,
December 14, 2006
This banana flavoring can be used to enhance any desert or drink
where the flavor of banana will be emphasized. This will enhance
the flavor of bananas in banana bread and is also delicious when
added to fruit shakes. You can mix it into chocolate sauces or
add a few drops to pancakes.
The latest way I've been using this is in fruit smoothies. You
can put an orange, apple and banana in a blender and add just
enough orange juice to make two smoothies. Then add in vanilla,
this banana flavoring and your choice of sweetener. Stevia works
well, but a floral honey will also add new dimensions of flavor.
Blend this with a tablespoon of Soy protein powder and you have
a delicious shake. Add in some ice cream and you have something
even creamier. Add in some vitamin powder, like the All-One
powders and you have a healthy, nutritious, energy shake.
Freezing some of the fruit before making the shake helps to keep
the shake fresh and cold without the need for ice. This shake
idea is also delicious with kiwi, mango and pineapple. I first
started using this to enhance a banana tiramisu and now use it
mostly in smoothies and baked items like banana bread.
~The Rebecca Review
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