Limoncello delights

Some of you may know that I don’t like coffee or even coffee-flavored items <gasp!> so tiramisu is a dessert that I don’t eat.  I came across a recipe for limoncello tiramisu and decided to give it a try – a tiramisu I could actually enjoy!  It’s fairly easy to make, you boil a limoncello flavored syrup for a few minutes, and you make a lemon custard. Once everything is cool, ladyfingers are dipped in the syrup and layered with the custard.

The recipe I used was from the cookbook Lidia’s Italy – and is actually available from her website:   It packs a punch, as my co-workers and I found out when I brought this dessert to our lunch together :)  I was starting to wonder if I might get in trouble for bringing this dessert to work!

Limoncello is a lemon-flavored liqueur from Italy. Now that I have a partial bottle remaining, I have to figure out what else I can do with the stuff ;)  Last night, I tried this limoncello cosmopolitan with cran-raspberry juice, vodka and limoncello that turned out pretty good.

I’m thinking of trying a Limoncello Raspberry Float tonight –  It seems “meant to be”, since I already have both vanilla ice cream and raspberry gelato in my freezer at the moment. Something to look forward to at the end of another hot hot day (104 degrees) in Raleigh!




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