Chocolate and peanut butter. Whoever was the first person to put those two together deserves a statue as high as Lady Liberty. It is the most decadent of all food pairings and in contrast to some of the other famous food combos-like scallops and Iberico ham or caviar and champagne- incredibly affordable.
It is that sweetness and depth of the chocolate melting together with the salty richness of the peanut butter that makes it so damn easy to eat. I’m not a scientist , but I’m positive that the appeal of chocolate and peanut butter together can be scientifically explained.
And peanut butter.
Even the world’s biggest food dummy understands there is nothing better than that.
To make this brilliant food combo even better, I added a little touch of Italian bliss.
Yes, that is correct. I turned it into a tiramisu.
Needless to say that this dessert will go down in culinary memoires as the epitome of soothing bliss. This tiramisu is like The Magic Mike of desserts: it makes you ooh and aah out of utter delight.
PS: Since I forgot to buy the typically Italian ladyfingers I just used some good quality shortbread biscuits instead. It worked a treat!
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tiramisu
Ingredients (makes approx. 5-6 glasses)
• 250gr mascarpone
• 1 egg
• 60gr Nutella
• 50gr peanut butter
• Lady fingers or other biscuits
• A cup of strong coffee
• 2 tbsp chocolate liqueur + 1 extra
• Banana crisps and dark chocolate to decorate (optional)
1. Mix the mascarpone, Nutella, peanut butter and egg together in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture. Stir in one tablespoon of chocolate liqueur.
2. Pour the other two tablespoons of liqueur in the coffee.
3. Dip the biscuits in the coffee and press them in the bottom of your glasses.
4. Spoon some of the mascarpone mix on top.
5. Now put another layer of biscuits on top of the mascarpone cream.
6. Finish with the rest of choco-peanut mascarpone mixture and garnish with banana chips and chocolate shavings.