Need a ‘pick me up’? The word Tiramisu means exactly that! Originating from Treviso (a town near Venice), It’s sweet sponge cake biscuits submerged in mascarpone, cocoa and coffee. Luxurious and decadent.
Tiramisu is an absolute classic Italian dessert and one of my personal favourites. The chocolate, coffee and mascarpone flavour combination is always a deliciously satisfy finale to a great Italian meal. This is my family’s traditional recipe that has been passed down for generations.
4 eggs from the fridge per 500gr of mascarpone
Or 3 eggs from the fridge per 250gr of mascarpone
3 or 4 spoons of sugar (depending on how sweet you want it to be)
Savoiardi Ladyfingers biscuits (2 packs)
One or two cups of freshly brewed coffee (room temperature)
Separate the yolks from the whites.
Whisk the sugar with the yolks and gradually add the mascarpone.
Whisk the whites until they become a firm foam then add this to the above mix.
Soak the biscuits in coffee, but don’t let them become soggy. Arrange them in layers in a deep rectangular dish. Then spread the mixture on top. Repeat until you reach the top of the dish, finishing with a layer of the mascarpone mix.
Sprinkle the cocoa powder on the top layer and refrigerate for one hour before serving.