Why spend so much energy trying to find fresh cream for creme fraiche? Creme fraiche is not the only thing you can make out of fresh cream. You can also make mascarpone cheese. And why would someone want to make their own mascarpone cheese? So that you can make THIS! Once in a while … for very special occasions … anniversaries or feast days or Sabbaths!
03/27/10 update: I made the Pioneer Woman’s tiramisu, which contains marsala. I decided I do not like tiramisu with marsala, so I will not make that recipe again. Other recipes I have found use brandy or cognac, and in much less quantity than PW’s marsala, so I will have to make more tiramisus to get the tiramisu recipe right. Darn! I also could only find madelines, not ladyfingers. I think madelines will work in a pinch, but the dessert truly does need to be made the day before in order to give the cookies time to absorb the moisture and become soft.