5 egg yolks
16 ounces marscapone cheese -- (Bel-Gio-Oso brand is best.Some of the other brands don't set up as well)
1/8 cup artificial sweetener -- or equivalent, sweeten to taste.
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 cup espresso coffee -- or extremely strong coffee(can be decaf)
24 vanilla wafer cookies -- (Keeblers brand has fewest carbs)
cocoa powder -- (optional - cinnamon or little peels of unsweetened chocolate make good garnishes as well)
Whipping cream -- (also optional)
How to Prepare:
Brew the espresso or very strong coffee. Pour in a cup. Put in the freezer to cool. Mix together the eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese and vanilla, until very smooth. Side aside. Line the bottom of a 12"springform pan with one layer of vanilla wafers
(about 24). When the coffe is cool, spoon the coffee onto the wafers, just enough to flavor them but not make them distingerate (a very fine line).Spoon the cheese mixture onto the wafers, smooth with the back of a metal spoon. Refrigerate for 4 hours. When ready to serve, top the tiramisu with a thin layer of cocoa powder. Garnish with whipped cream and serve. Serves 12.
Also try mixing in a bit of the espresso into the cheese mixture
NOTES : My friends had no idea it was sugar-free, this is a MUST try!!!
NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.