Oh, how I love the Barista Express, let me count the ways:
- The Barista Express has all you need in one handy dandy compact machine, including an espresso grinder, steamer, tamper, and hot water tap.
- You can adjust all of the settings to meet your own preferences, no matter how picky you are!
- THEN you just tap a button to grind, then tap another one to make espresso, making it so incredibly easy for the best espresso.
- I don't know how the team at Breville does it, but this machine always makes a gorgeous crema. (Which is the foamy bit on the top of the espresso). It's perfect every time!
Yeah, the love is deep, and the love is real.
Now let's get to making this espresso infused Vegan Tiramisu! Omnomnom.
To Make the Ladyfingers:
Make two batches of The Best Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes, (that's enough to make 24 cupcakes) and instead of making cupcakes, divide the batter into two lightly greased 9" square baking pans. Bake until lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
Let the cakes cool completely then slice into fingers about 1" wide. You should get about 18 to 20 fingers out of each pan.
To Make the Espresso Sauce:
To Make the Cream Layer:
To Assemble the Vegan Tiramisu:
To Serve the Vegan Tiramisu:
- Can you freeze tiramisu? Yes. Tiramisu can last in a freezer for approx. 3 months if you wrap the tiramisu well with both plastic wrap and foil. This will prevent freezer burn. To thaw, take out of the freezer and put in the refrigerator overnight.
- How long does tiramisu last? Homemade tiramisu can last for up to three days if in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator.
For the ladyfingers cake:
- 1 recipe The Best Vegan Vanilla Cake, (enough to make 24 cupcakes or a 2-layer 9" cake), see instructions
For the espresso sauce:
- 4 shots of espresso, (or very very strong coffee)
- 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
For the cream layer:
- 1 cup raw cashews
- ½ cup plant-based milk, (such as soy or almond)
- 3 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1, 14oz can premium coconut milk or coconut cream, , chilled in the fridge overnight
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
To make the ladyfingers:
- Make The Best Vegan Vanilla Cake, but instead of making round cakes, divide the batter into two lightly greased 9" square baking pans. Bake for 22 - 28 minutes until lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean in the center. *Don't make the frosting as that isn't needed for the tiramisu.
- Let the cakes cool completely then slice into fingers about 1" wide. You should get about 18 to 20 fingers out of each pan.
To make the espresso sauce:
- Add the espresso and coffee liqueur to a measuring cup, and fill with water until you have ¾ cup of liquid.
To make the cream layer:
- First, soften the cashews by putting them in a medium pot and covering with water. Boil for about 10 minutes until the cashews are tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Add the cashews to a blender along with the non-dairy milk, agave, and vanilla extract. Blend until completely smooth stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
- Open the can of well-chilled premium coconut milk and scrape out just the hardened coconut cream leaving behind any coconut water. Add the cream to a mixing bowl and beat until it softens and becomes fluffy. Lightly fold in the cashew mixture. If not using right away, store in the fridge until ready to use.
To assemble the tiramisu:
- In an 8″ x 12″ or 9″x 9″ dish tightly line up the ladyfingers in a single layer. Spoon over half of the espresso sauce then spread over the cream mixture. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers, the remaining espresso sauce and remaining cream. (You might have several ladyfingers left over which makes perfect treats for eager snackers or for dipping into coffee.) Cover and put in the fridge to set for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight.
- Put the cocoa powder in a fine sieve and sprinkle over the top of the tiramisu. Store any leftover tiramisu in the fridge.
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