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Italian Desserts - Just Can't Wait

vandana's picture

I have been wondering about desserts the last few days. The irresistible charm that these rich combination of ingredients offer is truly  amazing. I surely can’t seem to stay away from the charisma that pulls me so strongly towards them whichever corner of the room I may be. I have this friend who is real far from the world of sweets and desserts. In fact, she just doesn’t even feel the urge to try out any desserts even at a party once a while. The pains the hostess has taken to create this visual marvel too doesn’t move my friend here in any way. Kudos to her!!I guess it is great being like this because then you are not running on the treadmill to loose all those sinful calories nor do you have a weight problem that makes you sulk at times.  Here on the other hand, I have reached the stage of being obsessed with my craving for sweets. Just can’t seem to resist all the delicious desserts, ice creams, cakes and cookies that come my way at every gathering. It is hard to say no to a generous helping of such great looking divine delicacies. In fact, they all seem to be inviting me to dig into this sugary world that provides such a wonderful experience. For me a meal is not complete without a dessert –the more exotic the better – that’s the general rule. I believe that these are life’s little pleasures and how can you keep away from it just thinking of the calories or the extra pound. The treadmill and the gym is always there. And believe me even with a sweet tooth I do manage to keep a great figure with a combination of a balanced diet and some exercise. Italian desserts are what particularly catch my fancy and the “tiramisu” to be more specific. The “tiramisu” in Italian means “pick me up” and I guess rightly so considering the absolutely irresistible delight it is. To put it in simple terms, the tiramisu is a layered cake. It is a combination of delicious mouthwatering ingredients like the ladyfingers, mascarpone cream and yes, coffee. The ladyfingers are soaked in coffee combined with liqueur (optional), layered with mascarpone and topped with chocolate. The origin of the tiramisu is not exactly known as there are several stories that try to explain the birth of the wonderful delight. A slice of this beautiful creation and you are sure to be transported to a new world and then I guess its past does not make any difference , it’s only the present and future bite into this creamy creation that you are looking forward to.

 

The Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian desserts and its popularity has made it an inseparable part of the Italian cuisine. With several versions of the tiramisu doing the rounds on the internet, this recipe in particular is one that is my favorite. It is my never fail excuse to a visit to the wonderful world of desserts. 

 

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Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Wonderful blog! No doubt, Tiramisu is delicious. Tiramisu has become one of the most popular desserts served in restaurants of all types, not just Italian restaurants. The recipe has been adapted into cakes, puddings, and other varieties of dessert.
vandana's picture
That's right Ganesh...with Italian cuisine becoming very popular , the tiramisu has got its deserved pride of place too. There are indeed many variations which are a real treat for those with a sweet tooth.
shantihhh's picture
I love Italian desserts as they aren't cloyingly sweet like so many popular desserts. We are planning a trip to Sicily this Fall as my husband is on a 5 month assignment in Germany and it is an each hopping flight to Palermo. Sicily is Italian, BUT is very different in both language and cuisine. I look forward to enjoying the local dessert specialities of Sicily. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Snigdha's picture
Tiramisu is an absolute favorite Italian Dessert to many. The Cheesecake Factory serves many mouth-watering cheesecakes and their tiramisu cheesecake is just out of the world!