Star Trek Week: Captain Picard’s Earl Grey Tea-rimisu


Since our Overlord is still at South by Southwest, you get two days in a row of Minion-tastic recipes. She’ll be back tomorrow with her greatest prize, ears she skinned off a Ferengi. Or maybe just a tasty symbollic version. It depends on how many sheets of gold pressed latinum he wants for her latest invention.

Captain Picard’s Earl Grey Tea-rimisu

By Sarah Wright

1 pkg Ladies fingers
2 Earl grey tea bags or about 4 tsps tea leaves
1/2 oz Rum (optional)
1 cup mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp birds custard powder
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipped cream
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1. Make a cup of tea and let it steep until it unthinkably strong (I let mine sit about an hour) add the rum once it’s steeped for extra kick. If you like really sweet desserts you may also want to sweeten the tea a little.

2. In a saucepan whisk together the custard powder, sugar and milk. Cook on medium heat, stirring regularly until it begins to thicken then whisk in the cheese. Once it’s smooth set it aside to cool.

3. Whip the cream, sugar and cream of tartar until it’s thick. Almost turned to butter type thick.

4. In a pan (any pan will work or a bunch of mugs) lay the ladies fingers. Depending on the size of pan you may need to trim the biscuits to fit.

5. Spoon the tea onto the ladies fingers until they are moist but not soggy.

6. Spread some of the mascarpone custard evenly across the biscuts to form a thin layer.

7. Spread some of the whipping cream over the custard layer.

8. Continue layering ladies fingers, custard and cream till the pan is full.

9. Dust the top with cocoa. To make the cocoa into a pattern cut out the shape in paper and lay it over the tea-rimisu. Then dust over the cutout and carefully remove the paper.

10. Put it in the fridge to set for at least an hour before serving.



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  • Love it, Love it! Jean-Luc is one of my biggest crushes and Tiramisu is my favorite dessert in the whole world. Did you make this specifically for me?!

    Thank you!!

  • This is awesome and I can’t wait to try it! But is there some kind of substitute I can make for Birds custard powder? I haven’t seen it at my local megamart so I’m not sure what else to do.

    • Any custard powder would work (maybe jello vanilla pudding if you skipped the sugar and made it a bit thicker) or you could take the traditional route and use 2 egg yolks and cook it in a double boiler instead of a sauce pan

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