For the bittersweet tooth: a quick tiramisu dessert
The new housemate is quite the happy cook, and when he announced one afternoon that he was going to make "a little treat for the house", needless to say, the house became quite the happy house as well.
With a prep time of about 20 minutes, this is the ideal student recipe and absolutely perfect for potlucks.
300 ml double cream
300 ml cream cheese
300 ml black coffee
50 g sugar
(optional) Kahlua or Amaretto, to taste
Whip the double cream, cream cheese, sugar, liqueur and half of the coffee until smooth.
Line a baking tray or dish with clingfilm and arrange the trifle sponge to form the base.
Pour the remaining coffee evenly over the trifle sponge before spooning the creamy mixture onto the base.
Sprinkle some cocoa powder over the top and pop into the the fridge for at least 45 minutes to allow the dessert to set.
The result is a satisfying, creamy, coffee-infused dessert. It's one of those desserts that tastes better the longer it is kept as the flavours take time to get fully soaked up by the sweet sponge.
I've always been a fan of the quick and simple recipes - this one is definitely a keeper and a crowd pleaser.