Tiramisu recipe



Traditional Italian soft cake recipe to be served with the spoon by our chef Antonella in Veneto, Italy.
“Tiramisu” actually translates to “Pick Me Up”, due to the sugar and caffeine in the recipe.

Serves 6

• 3 large eggs, separated
• 3 Tbs fine sugar
• 250 g mascarpone cheese
• 2 Tbs of a coffee liqueur or masala
• 500 ml coffee
• 200 g pavesini or lady finger cookies
• Cocoa powder

With an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is thick and pale. Add the mascarpone and keep whisking. Mix in the coffee liqueur and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites and a pinch of salt until firm. Using a spatula, gently fold them into the mascarpone mixture. Place the cold coffee in a shallow bowl. Dip the biscuits in the coffee then place them in the serving dish in a single layer. Pour the mascarpone mixture on top and repeat the process until all biscuits have been used. The last layer of the tiramisu is a layer of the mascarpone mixture. Cover the dish with cling film and chill for a few hours. Before serving, dust the tiramisu with cocoa powder or freshly grated chocolate. The end result is a soft, creamy dessert to be eaten with a spoon.

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