How to Put a Twist on Classic Tiramisu with the Chef of Una Pizza Napoletana

A classic tiramisu recipe usually has lady fingers, drenched in coffee and cognac with a cream layer that often turns everything into a pile of mush. Is it bad? No. But can it be improved on a little bit? Yes. Fabián Von Hauske—chef and owner of Contra, Wildair and Una Pizza Napoletana in New York—has one-upped the classic Italian tiramisu recipe by making his own sponge cake that stands up to the coffee-and-liquor-soaking process. And instead of plating in a big dish that you cut squares out of, he makes…

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Chocolate Vertical Layer Cake

Chocolate vertical layer cake is one of the most decadent cakes Iíve made, a great symphony of flavors and textures. Moist chocolate sponge cake filled with apricot jam and mascarpone coffee frosting, rolled and topped over a crunchy, buttery biscuit base, everything coated in Mascarpone frosting, topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with chocolate shards. To print the recipe check the full recipe on my blog: http://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/chocolate-vertical-layer-cake Ingredients Makes about 12-14 servings Chocolate Biscuit 1/4 cup (55g) butter, chilled, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup (50g) ground almonds 2 tbsp…

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