The Tiramisu Recipe

What is Tiramisu?

The word Tiramisu (tirami su in Italian) means “cheer me up” or “pull me up,” which is very appropriate because one bite will put you in a good mood! An authentic Tiramisu dessert that has 2 main layers: sponge cake ladyfingers soaked in coffee and liqueur and the mascarpone cream layer. This classic dessert often contains raw egg yolks, but we use a different process to create a custard-like cream with amazing texture and flavor.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 free-range eggs, separated
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 450 g mascarpone
  • 1 x 200 g Boudoir biscuits packet
  • ½ cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 4 T Marsala (optional)
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk the egg yolks with the caster sugar and vanilla until pale and fluffy and almost doubled in size. Whisk in the mascarpone, a little at a time, until smooth.

Whisk the the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold into the egg yolk mixture.

Dip a few finger biscuits into the coffee for about 5 seconds, then arrange in the bottom of four wide glasses or a large bowl.

Spoon over the Marsala, if using. Top with a layer of the mascarpone mixture, then add more biscuits and Marsala. Repeat the layers until the glasses or bowl are full, ending with mascarpone.

Smooth and dust with cocoa powder. Chill for 4–6 hours before serving.