Tiramisu for Two

Your response to the Molten Cakes for Two was fantastic! It made me think you must be hungry for desserts made for two, so I thought I'd give you another idea before Valentine's Day.

My husband doesn't like coffee, but he loves tiramisu. Go figure. The recipe below is scaled down from the tiramisu recipe that I shared a few years ago, a deliciously inauthentic recipe that is less expensive than traditional tiramisu but still has the same great flavours. I've omitted the egg here, as some folks are really hesitant to consume raw eggs. (For the record, I'm not one of them. Hello? Cookie dough?). This version still sets up well, and you won't miss the egg from the larger version of this recipe.

1 C ricotta cheese
1/3 C white sugar
1 tsp spiced rum
8 Lady Finger biscuits
1/2 C espresso or strong coffee
cocoa, for dusting (optional)

Combine ricotta, sugar, and rum until smooth. (A food processor or an immersion blender is perfect for this.) One at a time, dip Lady Fingers in coffee and lay in cross-wise in a loaf pan. Lay four coffee soaked lady fingers across the bottom of the pan. Top with half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat with remaining 4 lady fingers. Top with remaining ricotta mixture. Dust with cocoa, if desired. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours before serving. Preparing this the day before serving is ideal.