This last Thursday was St. Patrick’s Day. It was also my co-ed service fraternity’s Big/Little Bake Wars. For the bonding event, one of my littles, Marilyn, and I decided to make a Thin Mint & Irish Cream Tiramisu. We thought it went perfectly with the theme and who doesn’t love Thin Mints? We used THIS recipe from LaDue & Crew, while making a few of our own adjustments and variations.
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tbs Mascarpone cheese
1 tsp Irish cream
1/3 c sugar
2 egg whites
1 c Mascarpone cheese
1 TBS Irish cream
A couple drops of green food coloring
Once you’re done, it’s time to get working on that Tiramisu!
Mascarpone Mousse (from above)
Mint Chocolate Mascarpone Ganache (from above)
Thin Mint Cookies
1/4 c coffee
1 TBS Irish cream
Small plastic cups
1. Set aside a mixture of the coffee and Irish cream.
2. Start off the cups with a layer of mouse at the bottom.
3. Soak a cookie (or 2 or 3) in the coffee mixture and place on top of the mousse.
4. Then place a layer of ganache, more soaked cookies, and another layer of mousse.
5. Top it off with a piece of a Thin Mint cookie.
We were trying to make as many servings as possible so instead of parfait glasses we used small plastic cups and did very thin layers. The tiramisu turned out delicious and were a hit at the Bake War. After hours of work between the two of us, it was astonishing to watch all the cups disappear in minutes.
While the ganache and mousse were chilling in the refrigerator, we realized the tiramisu wasn’t going to be enough to feed everyone and that we wouldn’t have enough time (or ingredients) to make more. We decided that while we waited, we would also make some impromptu St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes with whatever I had around my kitchen. This ended up being…
– Funfetti cake mix
– Milk chocolate frosting
– Coconut flakes
– Leftover Thin Mints
– Green food coloring
The result actually came out quite good and were received very well by guests who, thankfully, devoured them at the event (otherwise, that would’ve ended up being me eating all of them).