Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tiramisu

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tiramisu

2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided use
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided use
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
4 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
2 cups thinly sliced strawberries
1/4 cup seedless natural strawberry preserves
1/3 cup coffee
1/3 cup Godiva chocolate liqueur
Ladyfingers (I used about 34)
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for garnish

To make the mascarpone-custard, heat 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 cup sugar and mascarpone cheese in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking frequently, until hot.
 
Whisk yolks together in a medium bowl.  Gradually whisk in half of cream mixture until combined.  Whisk yolk mixture back into saucepan, and cook 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until thickened and coats the back of a spoon.  Strain mixture into a medium bowl; whisk in vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
To make the whipped cream, combine remaining 1 1/2 cups cream and 1/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Beat together, using a mixer on high speed, until stiff peaks form.  Fold in chocolate until combined. 
In a medium bowl, stir together strawberries and preserves until well combined; set aside.

Combine coffee and liqueur in a medium bowl.  Lightly dip ladyfingers in mixture and line in a 13x9-inch baking dish.  Spread half of mascarpone mixture on top.  Sprinkle half of strawberries on top.  Spread half of whipped cream on top.  Repeat process.  Lightly dust with cocoa powder.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 10 servings

79 comments:

  1. My great grandma's Italian brownies are my favorite - very chocolatey, but not too sweet. And great with an espresso!

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  2. I recently had a captain crunch chocolate chip cookie (talk about alliteration), AMAZING!

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  3. Nice idea to add some strawberries to jazz up some tiramisu! I wonder how it would taste if you used framboise or something like that in the soaking liquid. Maybe one layer with chocolate liqueur and one layer with berry liqueur. Now you have my wanting to experiment with tiramisu recipes!

    What I'm about to say is going to sound like a HUGE suckup, but it's 100% truth. When I look back on cookies I have really loved, that have stood out in my memory, I think of the times I have made your chocolate chip cookie recipe with the browned butter. They are delicious and they never fail to bring in multiple compliments from friends, family, and coworkers and go quickly.

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    1. Rachel, I'm so glad you liked them! I've actually worked on that recipe several times since then and improved it. It's top secret, though!

      I like the framboise idea.

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  4. My own homemade chocolate chip cookies are still my favorite. Though I've had many a good dessert item outside of my house, I can't ever let go of my chocolate chip cookies!

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  5. Those NYT sea salt chocolate chip cookies...I made them, and now everyone requests them. They are so dangerously delicious.

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  6. My favorite cookies are my grandma's chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

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  7. I once made "monster cookies." Oatmeal, chocholate chips, and chocolate chips! SOO GOOD.

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  8. Your chocolate chip cookies are still my favorite cookies of all time. I can't remember which edition were my favorite (the third, maybe?). Damn that brown butter! MMM! That's what I'm talking about.

    Also, happy Valenthymes Day! I love you!

    Also, please, Saint Valenthyme, let daddy win these Tate's cookies. I promise I'll never sin ever again.

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  9. My favorite cookies are these banana chocolate chip cookies that a coworker always brings in. YUM! I know, simple, yet so yummy.

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  10. Brownies at a holiday party with Andes mints inside. So good!

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  11. Seriously the cookies I have on my blog today. I made them saturday.. the batch is already gone. I am IN LOVE with them!! :)

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  12. I love my mom's caramel brownies! Oh so gooey and yummy!

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  13. My grandma's chocolate chip cookies-I look forward to them every Christmas!

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  14. The most incredible cookie I ever had was the Levain bakery chocolate chip walnut cookie. I thought I had entered cookie nirvana....and have had many dreams about this moment ever since <3 hehe

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  15. The strawberry chocolate tiramisu looks lovely and is so perfect for Valentine's Day. I've yet to try my hand at homemade tiramisua, but it is the boyfriend's favorite dessert, so I am going to put this on my to-make list!

    I think the best brownie I have ever eaten are the Salted Fudge Brownies from Food and Wine. They are deliciously fudgey and the sea salt is the perfect touch!

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  16. My favorite cookie is your banana peanut butter stuffed peanut butter cookie. I've made it probably a dozen times and often get the comment that it's the best cookie people have ever eaten!

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    1. Hi Emily!

      Yay! I'm so glad you liked those! It's been a while since I've baked those cookies.

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  17. It's been along time since I've had tiramisu, and this sounds like an excellent variation.

    My most memorable cookie was from the Indianapolis art museum. My mom and I had been walking around the grounds for a few hours and were getting hungry, so we headed towards the museum's cafe. I had known there was a Wolfgang Puck restaurant there, but we weren't going to eat there that day. I was surprised to see that there were WP signature cookies being served in the cafe, so I bought one of the peanut butter cookies. It was large, supposedly chewy, and looked promising. And it was! The cookie had a delicate, butter, peanut flavor and a perfect chewy center. It tasted like there were ground peanuts i the dough, not just peanut butter. To this day, I still remember that cookie.

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    1. Wow! Those sound amazing! Good story, too. Have you tried searching for the recipe? You should try Thomas Keller's peanut butter cookies.

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  18. i love love love a brownie. Aldis makes one of the best boxed brownie mixes ever!

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    1. Nooo way. Really? Now I have to try them! I love Aldi!

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  19. ohmygosh so many possibilities, but that's the best way for life to be! Going to have to say my mother's Elizabethan Microwave brownie. Great memories....

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  20. Baked S'mores are my current favorite! Delish!

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  21. That's a tough question!

    I think my favorite bar cookie has to be 7-layer bars / magic cookie bars (the ones with a graham cracker crust that you top with chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, and condensed milk).

    They are so easy to make but you can't beat that combination of ingredients.

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    1. I've never baked those before. I need to!

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  22. My favorite cookie is possibly the easiest cookie to make. It's a chocolate covered cornflake cookie...all you need: two giant Hershey's Milk and Special Dark chocolate bars and a box of Cornflakes cereal. Melt the chocolate, stir in the cereal. Easy! And it's best to make when it's cold outside so they set almost instantly! Delicious! I might have to make some tonight :)

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  23. Hmmm, this is a difficult decision, but the best cookie bar I've ever eaten is called a blackberry pie bar. It is made up of a rich, buttery crust, filled with the perfect combination of berries in a sweetened sour cream mixture and then topped with a light crumb mixture.

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  24. This is very hard for me to answer! I don't know how to choose just one! I guess I have to say the frosted sugar cookies from Panera Bread are my favorite.

    Thanks,
    Jessica

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  25. My favorite cookie is probably the chocolate chip cookie sold at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. They're HUGE (like Levain's) and there is so. much. butter in them that it's shortbread-like/crunchy on the outside, yet chewy and crumbly in the middle. If you heat it up just a bit, it is crazy delicious. The ice cream parlor there includes half of said cookie with hot fudge and ice cream in their Cookie Bottom Sundae... it is bananas. Just bananas.

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    1. I must try them. Do you think they sell them at the Ghiradelli store in Chicago?

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    2. Oh, I didn't know there was one in Chicago! They definitely should if they have an ice cream parlor. In the off chance the store doesn't sell the cookies separately, the sundae is a fantastic tease :)

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  26. I love Martha Stewart's Black Bottom Coconut Bars. It has a rich fudgy brownie bottom with chewy coconut on top. If you love coconut, this is for you.

    I'm looking forward to making your Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tiramisu so that may become my new favorite.

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  27. My mom makes amazing peanut-butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. They have the best texture, and I'd even go as far to say they're the best cookies I've ever had!

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  28. My friend Kam's brownie recipe. You added a box of cook and serve pudding to the mix. They were great!

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  29. I have such a sweet tooth, therefore I've eaten soo many wonderful treats! If I had to choose, I'd say these peanut butter chocolate bars my mom makes are my favorite. She usually tops then with peanut M&Ms and they are to die for!

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  30. Wow, I'm not usually one to go gaga for tiramisu, but this rendition definitely has me craving it.

    My favorite brownie, of all time, is definitely the pumpkin cheesecake brownie on my blog :)

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  31. I have a recipe for a pumpkin cream cheese cookie that my husband and I both love. I only make it once or twice a year, and we usually devour all of them within a day or two.

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  32. I made a chocolate chip cookie from food network that was perfect, slightly brown but chewy in the inside pure heaven.

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  33. I found this amazing lemon ricotta cookie recipe I am officially obsessed with! It has made me a believer and I am currently a Missionary for lemon ricotta cookies spreading my cookie love.

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  34. My favorite is snickerdoodle cookies, made from scratch for my dad. The joy they bring him make these cookies my favorite.

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  35. Purchased: from leaving bakery in NYC, plain chocolate chip. With my hometown bakery's rainbow cookies being a close second. Homemade: my chocolate chip cookies.

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  36. Tiramisu has most favorite dessert status for me. Loving this strawberry twist!

    Hmmm my favorite dessert...has to be this chocolate peanut butter caramel banana bread pudding I had at a restaurant in boston after my college graduation. Amazing.

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  37. Hands down the best tiramisu recipe ever!!

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  38. Hmm, this looks simple enough I think I could make this! hehe. I'm not big of eggs would this turn out if I only used 2 egg yolks?

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    1. Hmm maybe? I don't think the custard would be thick enough though. You could try adding cornstarch. Maybe 2 T? Just a guess.

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  39. My college roommate's grandma sent her a care package our freshman year and inside were these delicious snickers cookie bars. So much caramel and chocolate in each bite. They were TO DIE FOR.

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  40. i absolutely love cook's illustrated's chewy brownies. they are as reminiscent of boxed brownies as i have ever gotten!! don't lie, you love the boxed mixes ;) everyone does. and they are a winner, fer sure!! chewy, gooey, chocolatey, seriously easy and the best when eaten warm with ice cream and enough caramel sauce to kill a small horse. but not really, i love ponies ;P

    jpinnick86 at gmail dot com

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    1. I do love boxed brownies! I'm an equal opportunist when it comes to brownies. Did the recipe call for corn syrup?

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  41. My mom makes "ranger cookies" with oatmeal, coconut, and dried cranberries (the orange flavored ones from Trader Joe's)...they are so good! The coconut keeps them moist and chewy and the cranberries add the best flavor! Totally craving them now!

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  42. I once substituted toffee chips in a chocolate chip cookie dough and the results were fantastic! A favorite of mine now, by accident.

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  43. Last semester durring my student teaching, one of my 5th graders brought cookies for me and the classroom teacher. Her older sister (also in college) was home for Thanksgiving and they baked them together. I will never know what they were - but they were AMAZING! I would have to guess there were either butterscotch or toffee chips along with regular chocolate chips.... it was great! I haven't been that excited about a cookie in a while, and it was super sweet she baked them for me :)
    Adriana @ batgirl779@aol.com

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    1. I wish you could have gotten the recipe! They sound great.

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  44. my husband's chocolate chip cookie recipe he stole from his mom and revamped for me:)

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  45. Last week, I made the Compost Cookies from the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook and they were awesome! The pretzels make the cookie, love the sweet and salty combo.

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    1. Are the compost cookies in there? I must have missed that recipe!

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    1. I do not know what those are, but I want them.

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  47. Dead Mans Bones, a fabulous Sicilian cookie. Love them!

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  48. My Dad's chocolate chip cookies fresh out the oven. So epic!

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  49. My friends wheat free oatmeal raisin cookies, she has really perfected her receipe. You can't tell that she doesn't use white flour.

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    1. No way.. would she part with the recipe? Sounds interesting!

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  50. Best brownies ever are what I call my Take 5 brownies - they have peanut butter, chocolate, nuts, caramel and pretzels all wrapped inside a fudgy brownie - yum! I need a glass of milk!

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  51. These awesome coconut macaroons I had on a trip to Germany. They were so light, fluffy and almost creamy! YUM! I've never had a macaroon like that again. I wish I had asked what their secret ingredient was!
    nicole_melnick at yahoo dot com

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  52. so many to choose from, but I'd have to say the "Baked Brownie". I've made them for my birthday for the past couple years!

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