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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #24 and Tiramisu for Two

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Don’t you love the word “tiramisu”?

It sounds like the name of a heroine from a Renaissance ballad, outwitting lecherous barons left and right to escape with her true love, a dashing but impoverished country boy who turns out to be a prince in disguise testing to see if her love is sincere and when he realizes it is revealing his true identity and asking for her hand in marriage that she might become his princess and they can live happily ever after.

Whew! Sorry about that. Got a little carried away. The word “tiramisu” does that to me–so exotic and somehow romantic and enticing.

And the dessert behind the word is even better, if that’s possible. There are about a million versions of tiramisu out there. Our Tiramisu for Two is both easy and delicious. And because it makes only two generous servings (did I mention romantic dinner by candlelight?), you don’t have to worry about the leftovers getting soggy.

And if you want, you can make another batch for tomorrow night, using the leftover vanilla pudding. And maybe this time you will get to eat both, while you read our serialized novel, Two Sisters Times Two. Romance is fine now and then, but it’s hard to beat a quiet night alone with a good book.

tiramisu for 2

Tiramisu for Two

ladyfinger cookies*

2 Tablespoons hot water

1 teaspoon instant coffee

1 small box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups cold milk

1 cup whipped cream or whipped topping

2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

tiramisu for two

Layer three ladyfinger cookies into the bottom of each serving dish. If you need to, break up the lady fingers so that the entire bottom of the dish is covered.

Mix together the hot water and instant coffee. Divide this mixture between the two dishes and drizzle over the cookies.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pudding mix and milk until thickened. Allow the pudding to sit for 5 minutes. You will only need half of the pudding; place other half in refrigerator for later use. Fold the whipped cream into the pudding until well mixed. Divide this mixture between the two serving dishes, layering on top of coffee soaked cookies.

Sprinkle cocoa powder over top of pudding, using a sifter. This will help avoid clumps of cocoa powder. Cover each dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. When you are ready to serve, top each dish with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with mint.

Makes 2 desserts.

*My local grocery store doesn’t carry ladyfinger cookies, so I used vanilla wafers. I put 5 vanilla wafers in each dish.


{Adapted from Kraft}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #24 of “Two Sisters Times Two”.

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #24, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #24, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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