Does the world need another tiramisu recipe? Of course not 😂but I couldn’t resist adding this beauty in the blog, and can’t stop making it over and over again.
It’s so simple, yet so rich and wholesome, fresh and light, but with an earthy and warm flavor, both winning combos.
I love to make it especially when I have friends over, for Italian nights. We make homemade pasta from scratch, cook them, eat them, make another batch, eat again😂and then comes the dessert, an authentic Italian dessert, tiramisu🙈
- 500 g mascarpone
- 1 cup hot & strong coffee
- 24 lady fingers cookies
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 fresh eggs (free range if possible)
- Cocoa powder to dust on top
- Optional 1-2 tbs rum or liquor
- Prepare the coffee and set aside.
- Separate the eggs, making sure that no traces of egg yolks end up in the whites.
- Beat the yolks with sugar until the mixture doubles in size, and becomes light and pale.
- Add mascarpone, a little at a time and keep beating.
- At this stage you may add also the liquor if using.
- Beat the egg whites in a super clean bowl with clean whisks. I say clean like a 1000 times because if there are any traces of fat, or egg yolk, the egg whites wouldn’t whip properly.
- Once the egg whites are nice and fluffy, the medium to strong peaks are formed and they pass the upside down test, gently fold them in the mascarpone & yolks cream.
- Now start assembling the tiramisu. You may use individual mini-pans, glasses, a big casserole, whatever is more covinient for you.
- Add a very thin layer of cream in the casserole or pan you’re using.
- Dip the ladyfingers in the coffee one by one, for less than 1-2 sec each side and layer them over the cream.
- Add another layer of cream, this time nice and thick.
- Top with ladyfingers soaked in coffee and then top with another layer of cream.
- Cover well and put in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours.
- When ready to serve dust generously with cocoa powder.
Ps. It’s very important to use the freshest eggs you can find for this recipe, for best flavor and to avoid food poisoning.