A couple weekends ago, I drove out to Marthasville, Missouri to spend time with my friends Lynn and Martin from Edelbrand Pure Distilling. We had plans to go to dinner in nearby Washington, but first, Lynn and I made tiramisu.
We decided to make it the last time we met up because Lynn was telling me about a recipe she’d made for Martin for his birthday. Instead of using wine for the tiramisu, she subbed in their vinars tschereschas, or cherry brandy. I love cherry and chocolate together so I was a fan of the idea.
We also decided to make a time-lapse video of the process. Lynn took filming duty and I made the tiramisu and tried not to spill everything everywhere. Mostly, it worked.
It was our first time-lapse video so we still have room for improvement. But for our first attempt, I think it went well. If you’re going to make a time-lapse video at home, I’d suggest planning everything out in advance and walking through the shots before you do them (as best you can). It will make filming much easier.
I’d *highly* recommend trying this recipe. If you do, make sure you get good ladyfingers (from an Italian store would be best) and good espresso. I know not everyone can get Edelbrand cherry vinars for their dessert, but if you can get your hands on some, it will also make a big difference. The cherry and chocolate go well together and the brandy is more subtle than red wine.
Check out Edelbrand’s site for the recipe. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this song. It doesn’t have much to do with tiramisu or cherry brandy, but it’s still wonderful.