I also prefer to make my own lady finger sponge using Wolfgang Puck's recipe. Lot cheaper than spending $9 on store bought!
Here is the link to his sponge, I tried his version of Teramisu, but like Emeril's better
Here is the link to the recipe..........
Let's make some Tiramisu!!
|in heat proof bowl over simmering water beat egg yolks and sugar till light and thick, and hot to the touch (170) do not boil! or they will scramble.|
|add the 1/2 cup of sweet wine ( I use Florio Sweet Marsala) and continue beating till thick|
|add the cooled melted dark chocolate to the egg mixture, fold in well|
|whip the egg whites to stiff peaks|
|fold into the egg chocolate mixture|
|to the cup of ricotta add 1/4 cup strong coffee , I use freeze dried coffee 1+1/4 tsp and water , it's quick and simple, blend well|
|whip heavy cream to soft peaks,add the tsp sugar and whip to stiff peaks|
|if using spring form pan, use bottom to 2 cut layers ,use trimmings to fill gap, or cut to required shape|
|I wrapped bottom in foil, place sponge layer,soak sponge with 1/2 of the 3/4 sweet wine,you can tell from the photo I forgot and had to stop and add the wine, spread half of the coffee ricotta onto sponge|
|spread 1/2 of the chocolate mixture onto the ricotta layer|
|add 2nd sponge layer and soak with remaining wine|
|at this point I changed the order to ricotta, then the stiff cream|