Sometime last winter, our friend Axel came over for an evening of dinner and cards. After we ate, cleaned up and got the cards ready, we all felt a hankering for dessert. This is where Axel, quite unexpectedly, volunteered to make Tiramisu. At first, I was quite skeptical. I pictured a long and complicated cooking process, resulting in a horrible mess and a questionable culinary outcome, but Axel assured me that this was his quick and foolproof recipe for impressing girls. Within 20 minutes he made an absolutely delicious dessert and then he proceeded to kick our butts in cards. This was clearly his night and this girl and her totally non-girly husband were very impressed. I promptly appropriated the recipe and started using it to impress girls and boys alike. I like to serve this Faux* Tiramisu in cute little jars (an idea I shamelessly stole from an awesome brunch place in Essen, where we once, completely randomly, ended up having a two-hour lunch with Otto Rehhagel).