This take on tiramisu, the perenially popular layered dessert from Italy, features the usual flavors of coffee and brandy as well as the ladyfinger cookies that soak up this heady mixture for a delightful spongy texture in every bite, with some cookies reserved and crushed into crumbs for the topping. The assembled dish is best when chilled overnight before serving, with freshly brewed coffee or brandy, for sipping.
- In a deep dish combine the warm milk, coffee and brandy.
- Set aside. Place the cream in a bowl and beat until firm (about 4 minutes). For perfect whipped cream, cream should be chilled in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours and the beaters and bowl should be chilled in the freezer for a few minutes before whipping the cream.
- Place condensed milk in a bowl and stir with a fork or whisk.