The dog days of summer can be rough on a baker: farmers markets are brimming with produce and potential but cranking up an oven during a hot August afternoon feels like a fool’s errand. What’s a sweet tooth to do? Luckily, tiramisu is here to help.

Tiramisu is a creamy Italian dessert cake built with four basic ingredients: egg yolks, mascarpone, lady fingers and espresso. Homemade tiramisu can be created with store-bought lady fingers which means you won’t need to bake anything. The only thing heating up your kitchen will be your electric mixer and coffee machine. As an added bonus, this dish is heavy on assembly and light on cutting: it’s a great cooking activity with kids. (more…)