-Dawn, Auburn Township, Ohio


A lovely, light dessert with a tiny, tiny nip.


Tiramisu Ole’ Bites


  • 24 Shortbread cookies or pound cake cut into 24 rounds 1-1/4”1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 8 oz. Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 powdered sugar
  • 1/2 whipping cream cream
  • Brown Dog Riba Riba Rub


  • Coffee syrup: in a small saucepan combine water, sugar, and coffee powder. Bring to boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes until mixture begins the thicken. Set aside to cool.
  • Filling: In a small bowl beat whipping cream until it holds soft peaks. In a separate bowl (no need to wash beaters) beat Mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar until creamy. On low speed, beat Mascarpone mixture into whipping cream.
  • Assembly: Use shortbread cookies, or cut rounds from pound cake as Tiramisu base. Brush each base with coffee syrup and place in a mini muffin liner. Spoon or pipe Mascarpone cream over each base completely covering the cake or cookie. Generously dust with Brown Dog Riba-Riaba Rub, refrigerate at least 4 hours - best to let flavors blend overnight.