June 20, 2011

Sunday- Lovemisu

Sweets, I feel, are best enjoyed in small doses. Their ability to delight is indirectly proportional to their sizes.
~Shirley, Køkken69, February 2011.

I second that. A small amount of these mini tiramisu hearts are just perfect for a small family like us.  These petits fours are made for my other half as a Father's day's special treat. Happy Father's day, BigDaddyO..! We both 'tiramisu heart' you.. hi hi :)
My first encounter with Tiramisu was in 1999. I was in Tronoh at that time. 44 lbs lighter. Single and unavailable. I bought my first Tiramisu at a small corner bakery in JJ Kinta City. The Japanese sounded dessert at that bakery tasted so good, and it was my must-bought cake every time I went to KC, until it was closed few years afterwards. And that's made me turned to Secret Recipe's. Sigh
Ten years later, my first attempt with Tiramisu took place. 22 lbs heavier. Newly wed with 6 months bump. Found myself with a quick Tiramisu recipe from Myresepi, it was a success, even though it was a tad sweet for me. However, it brought me to a new perspective on dessert making. 1. Desserts don't always have to be fruits or jellies. 2. Fancy sounded desserts are not that difficult to make. :) I always made this dessert every now and then since then {esp on special occasion} and varied them in few ways; traditionally or in dainty glass. :)

Anyway, I decided to call these minis, Lovemisu. Sounds cuter.. ;p Tastewise, same like the traditional Tiramisu.. obviously..FYI, the library has doubled the book loan quota until end of July. I was so excited and borrowed few extra books on desserts. Hopefully, I'd time to share few recipes with you guys. Sorry for the long miss appearance.. I was plain busy..err.. with chores. :P

{Adapted from Tiramisu Hearts, Petits Fours A Fine Selection of Sweet Treats,  published by Murdoch Books}

Makes 24

A ready made sponge cakes-2
1 tbs instant coffee powder
60 ml boiling water
2 tbs coffee liquer- I subs it with coffee emulco
100g dark choc, chopped
2tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

1 large egg
2 tbs icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g mascarpone cheese {teringat kisah Cik Som hi hi}
60ml cream, whipped to soft peak
  1. Grease and line the base and side of a 20x30cm baking tin with baking paper. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Cut each cake horizontally into three 8mm layers. Combine coffee, boiling water and liquer in a small bowl. set aside to cool. Brush each of the layers with the coffee mixture. 
  3. To make the filling, beat the egg, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl using electric beaters until pale and creamy. Fold in the mascarporne cheese and cream. 
  4. Place on layer in the prepared tin and spread with the filling. Top with another layer of sponge. repeat until finish. place in freezer for 40-50 mins or until firm. Use a 4cm heart-shaped cutter to cut out 24 hearts. 
  5. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn't touch the water. stir until melted. Pour on prepared tray. spread the thickness of 2mm with spatula. Allow to set, then cut into heart shape using the heart cutter used for the cakes.
  6. Transfer the chocolate hearts and place carefully on top of the petits fours. Refrigerate until needed. 


  1. RC

    lovely lovemisu indeed! now..this is 1 of the dessert that sampai la ni, ai lom wat lagi..I'm sure it's delicious!...so apsal ai belum buat2 lagi ek..hmmm *wonder*

  2. Kak yat,

    Cepat beli mascaporne cheese now.. Tgh sale kt fair price huhu perfect timing nk wat tiramisu..

  3. kak peige! kalau balik melaka cakap yer. saya sanggup turun melaka nak makan food ka peige masak. hehe

  4. Farah,

    Next 2 weeks kitaorg balik Melaka..jum la turun hi hi tak jumpa2 si maryam bam bam lagik..

  5. I really said that?!! I can't even remember :D... feels good to be 'quote worthy'.. haha.

    Love your take on the tiramisu! They look so dainty and absolutely delightful!

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  7. Shirley,

    Yes, u did say that.. ;p you're so makan minum everything with pierre hemme nowadays, thus you forgot everything else.. He he
    June 20, 2011 1:30 PM

  8. Lovemisu..hehe kecik2 cili padi..it may be small but i;m sure the taste will be a bomb.. looks great..BTW. thanks for sharing..could try it out in my free time..hehehe which will be...

  9. ouhhh i sgt sukaaa tiramisu!! btw comel & cantik sgt love shape tu, xjemu tgk, sayang lak nak makan.. hehe

  10. RC

    ishhh really arr??? nanti ai pi survey..thanks for the info dear!

  11. Wooit wooit RC
    Ngata kita ehh?? *hush* mascarpone yg malang itew masih disimpan, hawhawhaw.. sayang nak vuang.

  12. aesh,

    try lah..tak susah pun ;) leceh je hi hi

  13. mamma olyn,

    thanks..lama tak jengah blog u.. huk huk nanti ptg sampai lah kot hehe

  14. CS,

    huh? masih dalam simpanan.. samapi bila nak buat harta karun tuh..he he

    psstt... kita vukan mengata lah..kita rindu lah tu haha

  15. you know what, i am so going to attempt this one because i've always been head over heels for them!