Afternoon pick-me-up

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   I did it -I joined the Daring Bakers community.  My very first challenge is everyone’s favorite afternoon pick-me-up. Tiramisu!  I love tiramisu so much.  This is the second time I’ve made it this year. They chose Tiramisu as the challenge for the month.

See HomeMade Mascarpone Cheese on Key Ingredient.

See Lady Finger Biscuits on Key Ingredient.

For the zabaglione:
2 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup Marsala wine (or port or coffee)
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
For the vanilla pastry cream:
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
¾ cup whole milk
For the whipped cream:
1 cup chilled heavy cream (we used 25%)
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
To assemble the tiramisu:
2 cups brewed espresso, warmed
1 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
½ cup sugar
⅓ cup mascarpone cheese
36 savoiardi/ ladyfinger biscuits (you may use less)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

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