Thursday, February 02, 2006

Maven's Twinkie-Misu

[Republishing this as a reminder for myself to make a tray of this, as I lost a bet at work. ENJOY!]


12 Twinkies, halved lenthwise and then cut in half again (4 quarters, lengthwise)
5 egg yolks
16 ounces marscapone cheese (or neufschatel, NOT FAT FREE)
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 cup Kahlua coffee flavored liquer (or similar amount of brewed espresso) [This year I plan on using Frangelico]
2 teaspoons cocoa powder mixed with 2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso powder (as garnish)

  1. Brush Kahlua or espresso onto the quartered Twinkies. (Note: not enough Kahlua or espresso to make the Twinkies soggy, but enough to give it flavor and still retain it's shape).
  2. Line the bottom of a 12"springform pan with one layer of Twinkie quarters.
  3. Mix together the eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese and vanilla, until very smooth.
  4. Spoon the cheese mixture onto the Twinkies, smooth with the back of a spoon.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 hours. When ready to serve, top the tiramisu with a dusting of the cocoa powder mixed with coffee powder. [This year I plan on melting a little Nutella, and drizzle a little on top]

2 comments:

CrankyProf said...

Oh,God -- this sounds so good!

(Of course, I'm feeling the twinkie love from my SOuthern redneck genes...)

It's Me, Maven... said...

Yanno, there's a place called the Park Slope Chip Shop, where they will batter dip and deep fry everything from Twinkies to Atkins bars:)