Tiramisu is one of the few desserts that I see as a classic. The coffee-flavored confection is made with ladyfingers that are soaked in coffee and stacked with a sweet cream made from eggs, sugar, and cheese. With all the years I’ve been working around food, I’ve yet to see someone attempt an unorthodox approach to the time-honored dessert.
Well, that bar has now been set thanks to these Tiramisu “Tacos.”
Quality Italian, located in New York City, is serving up a decadent spin on the iconic tiramisu dish. Called the Tiramisu Congelati, the innovative dessert is a contemporary love letter to fans of traditional tiramisu. It essentially translates to frozen tiramisu.
The dessert combines a block of mascarpone gelato and sandwiches in between two layers of sponge cake that’s soaked with coffee liqueur and coated with a spread of espresso ganache and served on a chocolate sablee. Adorned atop this work of art is a cinnamon meringue coupled with chocolate curls and crunchy glass tuiles to add yet another layer of texture. Finally, it is introduced to a waterfall of chocolate-coffee caramel.
Visually, it resembles a decadent dessert taco we’re more than happy to sink our teeth into.
Those with a sweet tooth and a taste for tiramisu will find this on the dessert menu you Quality Italian. For those looking to experience something a little savory beforehand, the restaurant is also home of the original Chicken Parmesan Pizza.
The Counter in Los Angeles, Calif., made headlines last week, when we showed you their Chicken Parm Burger, as it displayed some epic cheese pulls. Well, if you’re looking for something just as epic, but a little more sweet, grab yourself a Tiramisu Milkshake.
Just the fact that it’s made with vanilla ice cream and blended with chocolate and espresso would categorize this drinkable treat as a veritable juggernaut of sweetness.
However, to really bring this milkshake to life, The Counter tops it off with whipped cream, and a heavenly mouthful of Tiramisu. Basically, it’s a milkshake you can eat and drink.
We all enjoy seeing food the size of SUVs. And yes, there was a sigh of relief when I noticed that the US wasn’t the only one to set food records of massive proportions. This list takes local food challenges to the next level with these behemoth, hellacious works of art. We dare you to clean your plate.
Who: Deer Run Camping Resort
What: 121.11 Kilograms
Where: United States
You said gimme some more, and they delivered. At a mere 267 pounds, this campfire delight could probably feed all of the Girl Scouts across America. In Gardners, Pennsylvania 104 volunteers helped create this behemoth. Bask in all its glory.
Largest Hamburger Commercially Available
Who: Juicy Foods
What: Weighs 777 pounds
Where: United States
But really? Hold the cheese? OK, but we are still very impressed. This enormous burger could make an appearance at your next Super Bowl party, just make sure to give the restaurant 48 hours notice.
Largest Serving of Lagman Soup
Who: Kazakh Geographic Society
What: 687 Kilograms
No soup Nazis here, just oodles of noodles. Following a traditional recipe by a team of 30 chefs, Kazakh Geographic Society celebrated their five year anniversary on national unity day with a huge helping of Lagman soup.
Largest Gluten-Free Pizza
Who: Dovilio Nardi
What: 1261.65 Square Metre(s)
Do you think you could eat this whole thing guilt free? Would you get a t-shirt? Prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte, this pizza has a bigger plan. This pizza was named Ottavia after the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. The purpose of this pie was to spread the message to the world about the importance of health conscious food choices … and this pizza party just got serious.
Largest Chocolate Truffle
Who: Mirco Della Vecchia
What: 1,768 pounds
The largest chocolate truffle weighed in at 1,768 pounds of pure gluttony. Dark chocolate, Amarena cherries, cream and a dream made this creation come to life. Now this is how you get chocolate wasted.
Largest Fruit Cobbler
Who: Hampton Inn of Ruston
What: 2,251 pounds
Where: United States
What does one do with 819 pounds of peaches, 454 pounds of sugar and 312 pounds of butter? Make a colossal peach cobbler for the Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana.
Largest Fruit Salad
Who: Spar Österreichische Warenhandels AG
What: 19,158 pounds
If only it were deeper — so we could swim in it. The largest fruit salad weighed 19,158 pounds. A lot of fruits were in attendance.
This is what an adult slip n’ slide should look like … made with Zabaione cream, coffee, mascarpone, cream, Sovoiardi biscuits, sugar, cocoa and whipped cream. Plan of action: face-first.
Who: Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
What: 164.80 pounds
Opa! The largest falafel weighed in at 164.80 pounds and was prepared by ten chefs using the traditional recipe of chickpeas, parsley, and coriander with mixed spices. It took 25 minutes to deep fry this bad boy and was later served to 600 hotel guests. I only hope they had enough tzatziki for everyone.
Largest Crab Cake
Who: Handy International Incorporated
What: 300 pounds
Where: United States
The largest crab cake weighed in at 300 pounds of fresh Maryland blue crab meat. I’d imagine that anyone allergic to shellfish were evacuated from the city leading up to the event. And that EpiPens were in everyone’s goodie bags.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Japan is opening a Mario-themed restaurant in Tokyo. However, unlike most novelty cafes, this one will only be around for a couple short weeks.
In a collaboration with Tower Records, the cafe will feature a variety of menu items inspired by the iconic video game. Among them are a Super Star Rice Omelet, Bowser’s Taco Rice, Ground Stage Waffle, Block Tiramisu, Princess PeachPanna Cotta, Piranha Plant Soda and a Mario Latte.
Sure it’s gimmicky, but some of these dishes look pretty delicious.
The pop-up will be being June 22 and will run through July 5. Anyone in the Tokyo area be sure to check it out, the next one might not happen for another 30 years.
Just over a week after they debuted the Caramel Flan Latte, Starbucks has begun testing Tiramisu Lattes in select markets. In keeping with the theme of transforming sweet desserts into even sweeter drinks the coffee chain is asking customers in St. Louis, MO and Jacksonville, FL to sample their latest creation. Reception so far via Twitter has been mostly positive.
The drink is described as “our signature espresso with hints of creamy mascarpone flavor and a delicate dusting of rich cocoa espresso powder.” As always, the drink is avalable hot, iced or as a Frappuccino. Considering coffee paired with tiramisu is a traditionally delicious duo, we’re guessing we’ll see Tiramisu Lattes on Starbucks menus soon.
The staff over at RocketNews 24 decided to celebrate Oreo’s 100th birthday last year by creating the perfect Japanese-American mashup, Oreo Rice. The concept is brilliant, using the rice cooker to steam the rice in milk instead of water to create a creamier grain. In order to properly infuse that classic cookie taste into the Japanese staple RocketNews 24 covered the milk and rice in a pack of Oreo cookies.
After adding all the sweet ingredients all that’s left is to flip the cook switch. Waiting is literally the hardest part of this whole process but after about 20 minutes the triumphant ding means your dessert is complete!
At this stage, the rice doesn’t look like a complete success but after mixing the softened Oreos with the creamy rice you’ll have rice that looks more like asphalt than dessert but RocketNews 24 ensures pure deliciousness.
Even though the final result looks more like black mush there’s actually some texture in there between the softened rice and crunchy cookie bits. The taste is described as tiramisu in risotto form which sounds like something we’re definitely about. Although the concept was originally meant to be a fusion between an American classic and a Japanese staple it reminds me more of a Filipino dessert known as Champorado. Either way, this sounds amazing and I’ll be trying it pronto.
Check out the step-by-step process and recipe over at RocketNews 24.
McRib shouldn’t be the only burger from the golden arches to be making headlines. McDonald’s Italy just launched a McItaly Adagio burger, a mouthwatering burger that finds its meat patty sitting on a “mousse” of eggplant with tomato and ricotta salata cheese, more mashed eggplant, and sandwiched with a bun topped with chopped almonds.
Also intriguing is the brand’s take on tiramisu (pictured below) that they’ve subsequently paired alongside their McItaly Adagio burger. The dessert boasts mascarpone cream and cocoa powder on slices of soft Panettone. Wish I was in Italy for these new products.
And maybe to eat some pizza. Not sure the order of events just yet.
If we had to liken a tiramisu consistency to any one packaged good, it would be Twinkies. Our friend Lindsey made the same connection, so much so she fashioned up a Twinkie Tiramisu recipe, with the help of 12 Twinkies, strong espresso, whipping cream, cocoa powder and mascarpone.