Vegan Tiramisu

Vegan Tiramisu

Serves 12

One of our readers, Priya, has been following a vegan diet for a year. She writes "I have no regrets, and I'm actually more excited about food than ever and don't feel deprived. There are plenty of vegan dessert options available, too. But there's one dessert I miss: tiramisu." This version is creamy and decadent, relying on homemade ladyfinger cookies and soy cream cheese and sour cream.

Ingredients: 
  • Ladyfinger Cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1 cup vegan sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup soy, rice or almond milk
  • Tiramisu
  • 1 1/2 cup soy cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup soy sour cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee or espresso, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup fine-quality bittersweet chocolate shavings (made with a vegetable peeler) or 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
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Method: 

To make the ladyfingers, sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda and set aside. In the bowl of a standing mixer fit with the paddle attachment, cream together margarine and sugar until fluffy. Stir in maple syrup. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined, alternating with additions of milk. Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F and position a rack in the center of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 1-inch balls then roll each ball into a 2-inch-long stick. Arrange on prepared baking sheets, leaving a few inches of room between each ladyfinger. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are firm and just beginning to brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for about 1 minute. When firm enough to move, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the tiramisu, in a standing mixer with the whisk attachment or with a handheld mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream and powdered sugar. Stir together coffee and Marsala in a shallow bowl. Dip a ladyfinger in coffee mixture, soaking it about 4 to 5 seconds on each side then transfer to a 5- x 9-inch glass baking dish. Repeat with 8 more ladyfingers, arranging them in the bottom of dish.

Spread half of the cream cheese-sour cream mixture evenly over ladyfingers. Make another layer in the same manner with remaining ladyfingers and cream cheese-sour cream mixture. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour then sprinkle with chocolate and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:340 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 28g sugar), 5g protein
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