Favorite Camping Dessert

     When we were placing our outfitting food orders this year we were disappointed to learn Backpackers Pantry is no longer making their Tiramisu dessert.  In spite of the fact I don’t like coffee this dessert was one of my favorites.  Maybe it was because of the mini chocolate chips in the pudding but it sure tasted great.  Luckily I found a recipe online for Tiramisu on the Backpacker Magazine website.  I can’t wait to try it on my next canoe camping trip in the BWCA.

Serves 2-3.

1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
2 tablespoons Kahlua (get one of those mini-bottles from the liquor store)
3.4-ounce packet of instant white chocolate pudding
2 cups milk (use 2/3 cup powdered milk plus 2 cups water)
16 ladyfingers
Dark chocolate

1. Heat water to a boil, then mix in espresso and Kahlua.
2. Make pudding according to package directions.
3. Place six ladyfingers in the bottom of a pot; drizzle with half of the espresso mixture, then half of the pudding over it. Repeat to form a second layer.
4. Use a pocketknife to shave thin strips of chocolate on top and serve.

—Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan