1 cup of strong, cold coffee
25-30 Boudoir biscuits
250g Mascarpone (I only used one of these in the end!)
A cup or more of cream
A cup of sugar
Some alcohol - I prefer my own (see recipe XIII)
Two glass bowls (large and small, at least one square)
Some chocolate to grate on top
Take the cream and put it in a bowl. Whisk it until it is fluffy and small peaks appear on top. In another bowl, put in the Mascarpone, alcohol and sugar. Fold it all in together.
Then fold the Mascarpone mix into the cream until it is consistent.
Put a layer of Boudoir biscuits on the bottom of the square bowl, and drizzle some coffee over it.
Spoon a layer of your creamy mixture over the biscuits, then flatten it down.
Repeat another layer with more Boudoir biscuits and some coffee, and put more creamy mix on top.
Take the grater, and with the fine edge, grate a layer's worth of chocolate on to a plate. Put the chocolate aside for later.*
Use the edge of the plate to sprinkle the grated chocolate on top of the Tiramisu.
Put it into the fridge until serving time.
*A little extra something for the kids:
Don't waste the left-over ingredients! As the Tiramisu has alcohol in it, you can take the smaller bowl and do something with the rest for any children. As long as their dessert is jam packed full of chocolate, there's little or no chance they'll want some of yours...
Break the remaining Boudoir biscuits into the bowl. Melt the chocolate on a low flame, and tip it into the rest of the cream mixture. You can either stir it in, or make some swirly pattern out of it.