John Sarich’s Espresso Tiramisu
Culinary director of
Washington’s Chateau Ste.
Michelle winery, Emmy-nominated cooking show
host for Taste of the
North west, author of
numerous cookbooks and
longtime Costco aficionado,
John Sarich also travels the
country sharing his recipes
with Costco members.
6 egg yolks, slightly beaten
6 tablespoons sugar
2 cups milk or half-and-half, scalded
1/4 cup Marsala wine
8 ounces fresh mascarpone cheese
1 cup strongly brewed espresso
1 cup heavy cream, whipped firm
Solid bittersweet chocolate for garnish
Raspberries for garnish
Small fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup crumbled amaretto cookies
1. Place a stainless steel bowl in a saucepan half full of water The company was delightful, the food sublime, and now
and bring water to barely boiling. Put egg yolks, sugar and the night is drawing to a close. So cap the evening with a
salt into bowl and whisk until blended. Stir until eggs begin cup of decaf espresso and a plate of Nonni’s biscotti. Be
to thicken. Add scalded milk gradually and continue whisking sure to remind guests to “dunk” to their heart’s content.
until thick, about
7-8 minutes. Add Marsala and mascarpone Biscotti, a twice-baked Italian cookie, is made by first baking
and whisk until smooth. Place bowl in refrigerator until the dough as a loaf, then slicing and baking again. It is
custard is firm, preferably overnight. full of crunchy texture, rich flavor and delicate sweetness.
2. For the base, quickly dip ladyfingers in espresso. Turn each
one face down and line bottom and sides of a glass serving Nonni’s Biscotti come in two flavors: walnut and
bowl. Spread 1/3 cup whipped cream over ladyfingers. Pour almond, dipped in bittersweet chocolate, and ginger-
firm chilled custard on top; bowl will be almost full. Top bread macadamia nut, dipped in white chocolate.
with remaining whipped cream and spread evenly. They are delicious all by themselves or can be enjoyed:
3. Use a potato peeler to shave delicate twirls of the chocolate • Dunked in your favorite beverage
• Served with ice cream
and sprinkle on top. Dot with berries and mint. Sprinkle • Crushed and then sprinkled in a dish of fresh fruit
with amaretto cookie crumbs. Makes 6-8 servings.
*Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.