What is Marsala in tiramisu?

Marsala is a sweet red wine traditionally used for tiramisu, and my favorite option. What can be used instead of Marsala? If you’re looking for a substitution, then dark rum is my favorite, but you can also use brandy, coffee liqueur or almond liqueur

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN RECIPE: In the more common Tiramisu recipe we established you should never read Nigella’s Italian recipes, and if you have, you should be ashamed and never leave your house.

Now, we can try experimenting with this Original Tiramisu’ recipe.

One of my favourite desserts is Tiramisu’, but because i don’t like alcohol, the original Tiramisu, made with Marsala Wine, doesn’t fall into that cathegory and during the weekend i have sweet allowance not as rigid as during the weekdays.

When it comes to Tiramisu making there are at least two schools: one that swears to espresso coffee and Marsala kind of Tiramisu’, like the Original recipe dictates, and the other one named “Nigella’s” made with Instant Coffee and Wipped Cream, more like diarrhea. My version belongs to the first category.

You can also regulate the taste and the texture by drowning the Savoyardi biscuits in more coffee and liqueur for longer or less time, but in my experience there is a messy line between soaked and disintegrated, so I would not recommend it to first timers, just be jentle and remove them after 2 seconds, although Tiramisu is very difficult to spoil once you have got the right ingredients… unless you are Nigella! LOL

Tiramisu is actually very easy to make, and is excellent dinner party dessert because you can prepare it the day before so that you don’t have to worry about dessert while entertaining your guests with some lame magic tricks or a very sad story followed by “I need 30.000 dollars”.

I have two recipes for tiramisu. The first is a Classic Tiramisu recipe, which is flavoured with Marsala wine, and uses egg yolks and whites to create a fluffy, creamy filling… the second is without alcohol, perfect for me… and the kids!