I have been living off of lite n easy for 3 weeks now, due to time-poorness and exhaustion but this weekend I was a teeny bit motivated to make something that was more involved than using a microwave (but not by much.)
First, the sandwich:
From bottom up:
Grilled eggplant (with evoo, salt and pepper)
Aioli on other side of bread.
I used, of course, Donna Hay's recipe.
Unfortunately the mascarpone I like is $5 a tub and the recipe called for 2 tubs, and I just couldn't justify it so I tried to use one. I think it would have been better with 2, but it was still nice.
Total cost of dessert: $18.74
$1.59 for thick cream
$3.15 sponge cake
$2.50 shot of espresso
$6.50 tiny Kahlua
Free chocolate in the pantry
Expensive but I made 4 servings and 1 serving cost 13.50 at the restaurant we went to on Saturday. (Gusto at Norwood, delizioso food, but I couldn't fit in a tiramisu because we were on our way to see Shutter Island at 9:20 pm... night owls!)
Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, topped only by my dad's black bottom pie, and this recipe could definitely be improved. Will continue the search for a perfect make-at-home version.