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What's so special about Tiramisu, and what else is mascarpone good in?

Pei | Apr 11, 200708:17 AM     56

I'm kind of over the tiramisu. It is good, but it's a long shot from being my favorite dessert. Can anyone explain to me the general craze over tiramisu? I can think of at least five people who would call it their "favorite dessert," and if you ask a roomful of people what they want for dessert someone is bound to shout "Tiramisu!" and be met with a round of agreement.

Name me one great quality of a tiramisu--it's creamy, it's chocolatey, it's boozey--and I'll name several desserts better exemplify that quality. To me, tiramisu is a little of everything, a lot of nothing. Of course, maybe it's the "greater than its parts" quality that people like. However, it is exactly this quality that overpowers the delicate flavors of a great mascarpone, which to me is only unique thing about a tiramisu in the first place.

My next goal is to find a dessert in which mascarpone shines. Any ideas?

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