I tested the finished tiramisu trifles on some of the Academy faculty after the morning session of our in-service. Since I hope to use them at a gourmet pizza dinner, I found it ironic that they were serving cafeteria pizza for lunch, the kind that are proof that old mop heads are recyclable. The directions were quite correct---letting the trifles refrigerate overnight resulted in far better flavor, and the level of "coffee-ness" was just right, although some true java lovers suggested a stronger brew. The "mouth feel" from the marscapone/cream mixture was exquisite, and it was generally agreed that the extra crunch of the chopped semi-sweet chocolate bits was a positive addition over powdered cocoa. The one disappointment? I forgot to bring my camera to lunch! No solution for that but to share the recipe in the hopes you'll try it yourself: downlaod it here.
Fr. Dominic Garramone AKA