Monday, March 15, 2010

Tiramisu With Sugared Almond Praline

I've been looking forward to make this nutty praline for along long time. I can't believe it myself, I finally did it! As I know the original praline is contained of heavy cream but I preferred to go without it. I love the out come! I think it looks fabulous. And I'm going to use this on my Tiramisu cake. Oh yes.... a very long list before you can taste this 'heaven in your mouth' dessert!

Ingredients for Sugared Almond Praline :
200gm sugar
250gm roasted whole almond

Method :
- place sugar over a reuseable parchment paper.
- bake at 190'c untill melted and then add in almond.
- slightly stir to mix the almonds untill well coated.
- leave to cool completely before crashing the sugared almond.
(I made this one day before the cake & kept in refrigerator for storage)



Ingredients for Sponge Cake :
6 eggs, separated
120gm sugar
110gm all purpose flour

Method :
- whisk egg white and sugar untill foamy.
- add in egg yolk one at a time and beat well.
- fold in the flour slowly.
- pour batter to a 8" (for 3 layers) or 9"(2 layers) cake tray, lined with parchment paper.
- bake at 150'c for 35-40mins and then leave cool.

Ingredients for Cream :
450gm cream cheese, softened
150gm sugar
4 egg yolks
375ml whipped cream
1 tspn rum

Method :
- beat cream cheese and sugar untill well mixed.
- add in egg yolk one by one untill well combined.
- stir in rum and then fold in the whipped cream slowly.

Coffee Syrup :
1-1/2tspn instant coffee powder
1 tbsp sugar
250ml hot water

- mix all ingredients together and stir well.
- leave cool.

* one plain Cadbury chocolate milky bar, thinly shaved.

TO ASSEMBLE :

Divide the sponge in layers. Place one layer into a bigger spring form tray. drizzle 1/3 coffee syrup over the cake. Top with 1/4 of the cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and cover with another layer of cake. And repeat the same untill complete. Then chilled the cake & the leftover cream overnight.




Finally, remove cake from the tray. spread the remaining cream (softened) onto the cake evenly and cover the cake with crushed sugared almond praline. I only used half the crashed sugared almond praline. Of coz, more chocolate is added on top! Yum..yumm..yumm....

Yeap......FINALLY, here comes my Tiramisu cake! So, what are you waiting for! Come and join me for tea LOL! hehehe.....

58 comments:

smallkucing said...

quite a lot of work.But I guess it's worth it :D

alison said...

what a wonderful cake,kristy!and sugared almond praline is so goood!in romania the name for it is"krantz"(made with wallnuts,usually)!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a stunning cake! Also its so cool that you made your own praline. I bet this must have tasted amazing.
*kisses* HH
p.s. i have washed my hands ;)

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

This is so absolutely delicious and super...love that u made ur praline and the next time i make praline will follow ur recipe for sure.....this is an amzing Tiramisu recipe and i would love a slice right now....looks so so deliciously real and delightfull...
And actually if i make a Tiramisu ,will be right here to look for inspiration.....cheers and happy day.......

AppleC said...

Beautiful. So sinful and I bet outrageously delicious.

Divina Pe said...

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. You made it extra special.

Lyndsey said...

Your praline is beautiful! I have to make it! The cake is to die for! What a piece of work, true beauty! I would love to be in the kitchen with you and watch a talent at work!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That dessert looks heavenly dear. I want to snatch it up!

Barbara said...

Wow! That is some tiramisu! There is so much work involved but it's well worth the effort. I love the idea of almond praline... it looks gorgeous on the cake and I can think of quite a few recipes in which this can be used to great advantage. That is if I haven't nibbled it all away!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Congratulations! Your Tiramisu looks so nice. And I love the idea of almond praline too, will try next time.

Anncoo said...

Oh...I want to make this too and can share the tiramisu with me? I'm drooling now...

Pam said...

Wow! This is a keeper for sure. It looks and sounds delicious! Love the praline touch! Yum!

Jeannie said...

Lovely tiramisu and the praline must have given the cake a very nice sweet crunch! Too much work to attempt though I am sure it's worth it :D

5 Star Foodie said...

Your tiramisu cake looks spectacular, wonderful with the sugared almond praline!

My Little Space said...

samllkucing : Thanks! Yes, it is! But I love your kid more after putting on make-up! haha...

Alison : Thanks alot! So, 'krantz' is praline in romanian words. Thanks for telling me that. It's a great pleasure to learn more.

HH : HAHAHA....right, I knew you'll keep your hands clean! With dettol?

Mia : Thank you very much for your kind words. You're like a sunshine! ^_^

Joanne : Thank you! Glad that you like it too. But I love your mustard beer bread as well. Can we exchange? Let's say half half! hehe...

Divina : Thanks alot! I'm saving up a slice for you. OK!

Lyndsey : Yeah, my first time making praline! I'm so glad everything ended up nicely. hehe... Believe me, you won't want to stay in the kitchen with ME! mm..mm.. NO!

Cool Lassie(e) : You're always welcome!

Hope you ladies have a wonderful time here and have a nice day!

Cheers always,
Kristy

Danielle said...

Oh Kristy! You have truly out done yourself! The almond pralines are gorgeous and I've no doubt that on this tiramisu cake they were a knock out. Great job!

My Little Space said...

Barbara : Thank you! Yes, too much work indeed but truly worth it. I was planning to make some praline broiches. I came accrossed that this is quite famous in France. But they used red sugar in it! I'm looking forward for some nice recipe from you too. Thanks again.

Sonia : Thanks alot! Don't be shy. Please come & join me.

Anncoo : Come on! Let's do the food exchange. hehe...

Pam : Hope you'll like it!

Jeannie : hehe...you better get this from the store! Much easier especially in KL! haha...

Thank you so much for stopping by ladies. Have a wonderful day!

Cheers always,
Kristy

My Little Space said...

Natasha & Danielle,

Thanks alot for your kind words. It was my first try on this praline recipe! Glad that you like it too.

Have a wonderful day!

Regards,
Kristy

Elra said...

Beautiful tiramisu, almond praline coating is simply irresistible!

My Little Space said...

Elra : Kami makan sama-sama ya, kak! ^_^

Have a nice day!

Regards,
Kristy

Cheah said...

So much work but then just by looking at the end result says it all! Great job, Kristy!

MaryMoh said...

I thought I just lose weight with your salad yesterday but just to gain more weight today with this rich, fantastic tiramisu! Never mind...eat first and exercise later :D

Fimère said...

je donnerai n'importe quoi pour avoir un tout petit morceau de ce magnifique et gourmand tiramisu
bonne soirée

3 hungry tummies said...

What a cake that is! I am very happy to munch on the praline itself :)

Shelly said...

Kristy! I love love love the almond praline - it looks so inviting nestled in the beautiful crystallized sugar! And Tiramisu is one of my favorite! I will have to try your recipe next time I make it.

I haven't been blogging or active as often now...work is sooo busy and Brian and I are occupied with moving into the new apartment and dealing with my parents' dissatisfaction (they're not so happy that we are moving in before we are married). So lots of stress! But hopefully when it all settles down I will have more time to devote to this!! Miss you lots! How are you doing?

Peanutts said...

wow too nice to eat hehe pass me a slice please

Peanutts said...

wow beautiful looking cake , pass me a slice please

Claudia said...

Wow is that a delectably heavenly cake. I would have stopped at the pralines. I envy anyone in your kitchen.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

This is a beautiful tiramisu and even though the praline is not traditional, I'm all for innovation, especially if it only adds to the goodness!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a beautiful, beautiful cake! You've outdone yourself... And yes, I would very much like a slice! ;)

Anna said...

Wow, this looks amazing, my hubby would flip, he luuuuvs tiramisu. :-)

The Sudden Cook said...

Oh looks so delish! I would love to join u for tea lol!

tigerfish said...

I'll take the Tiramisu first and leave the Almond Praline for nibbling in front of the TV later. ;p

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fabulous tiramisù! I love the addition of praline. Heavenly!

Cheers,

Rosa

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks delicious..and i love the pitures..

Miranda said...

Wow. I have made Tirmusi before but it did not look like this. This is a work of art. Very lovely.

Miranda said...

Yeah,
I have been off the radar for awhile. With two kiddos, moving, broken computers and so on...But I am back and hopefully we can keep in touch.
Sorry, it has been so long.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this is amazing you need to open a pastry/cake shop!!

The Gypsy Chef said...

Kristy, This looks amazing! Recipe and photos.
Lots of work, but I think your right, it's worth it~
I love Tiramisu, I will have to make this dessert!
Have a terrific day Kriaty,
Pam

Trix said...

Wow. I love almond praline, this is a very cool cake.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What an amazing cake Kristy! Your such a talented baker. Love that praline! What time is tea?

Mary said...

Your beautiful tiramisu would not be safe in my house. I'm afraid I'd get to it long before my family knew it was around. This looks and sounds gorgeous.

My Little Space said...

Cheah : Thanks, buddy!

MaryMoh : haha... same to me!

Fimere : You're always welcome.

3hungrytummies : Then I'll leave you the remaining pralines. hehe...

Shelly : Thank you for your quick note! We chat after this.
Peanutts : Thanks alot!

Claudia : I believe you can easily get this kind of cake from where you live and saving up the baking time. Just add in your homemade pralines!

Denise : Welcome on board and glad to see you around. Hope to hear from you more often.

Andrea : Thank you! Coffee or tea!

Anna : Thanks alot! Then, make one!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great day!

Cheers,
Kristy

My Little Space said...

TheSuddenCook : You're welcome!

Tigerfish : Just go ahead! haha...

Rosa : Thank you and thanks for your visit/ Hope to hear from you more often.

Sowmya : Thanks!

Miranda : Welcome back! Hope to hear from you more often.

Rebecca : Aaaahhhh... still alot to learn, dear!

Pam : Thank you very much for your nice words. Hope that you'll like it too.

Trix : Thank you so much! Glad that you like it too.

Reeni : You're welcome at any time! Tea or coffee, mam/mem!hehe...

Mary : Haha.... you're so funny! Glad that you love it!

Hope you all have a wonderful time and have fun drooling over the photos! haha...

Cheers always,
Kristy

Sophie said...

What a gorgeous cake! The praline came out beautifully too. Looks like it definitely came out, even without the cream.

Juliana said...

Wow, so nice...very creative :-) Absolutely gorgeous! Great pictures as always.

Bob said...

That first shot of the sun shining through the praline is devastating. The cake looks awesome too, tiramisu is the bomb.

Shirley said...

Wow Kristy! I just tried walnut praline last week. I like the way you made it in the oven than over the fire. You can make any bake sound like a "piece of cake". I'm speechless.

Catherine said...

I would do anything for a piece of that cake right now, it looks SOOOO good!

My Little Space said...

Sophie : Hi there, welcome on board. Hope to hear from you more often.

Juliana : Thank you very much for your kind words.

Bob : Thanks alot! Glad that you like it.

Shirley : Thanks alot for your nice words. Emm..em... Not easy at all, darling!

Catherine : Welcome to my little space! Hope to hear from you more often.

Have a wonderful day!

Cheers,
Kristy

Belinda @zomppa said...

That praline looks like stained glass - gorgeous. What a pretty dessert - lucky to those who get to eat it.

My Little Space said...

Belinda : How I wish we can have tea together some time if I'm staying nearby! hehe....

Have a nice day!

Cheers, Kristy

pegasuslegend said...

oh my goodness how did I miss this gorgeous gorgeous cake! wow spectacular your really creative this is outstanding!

Katy ~ said...

I think the angels would be tempted to step down from the clouds and sample this heavenly dessert. It's gorgeous!

Couples Kitchen said...

oh wow! this looks so moist! That would be divine with a nice hot cup of tea~

My Little Space said...

Claudia : Thanks so much!

Katy : Thank you so much for your kind words!

Couples Kitchen : Welcome on board! Hope to hear from you more often.

Have a nice day!

Cheers,
Kristy

wendyywy said...

Suchan makes a similiar recipe.
It's featured in Flavours few months back.

I thought u got it from there :)
Very nice cake u got there.

My Little Space said...

Yes Wendy, I got the idea from there. And this was my 2nd attempt! My children love it. Isn't it great to bring the cake to my house instead of going there? hehe.... Enjoy!

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