Tiramisù

Hello all and welcome to the first mess recipe of this blog!

I want to teach you how I make Tiramisù, a very very famous Italian dessert, know worldwide, and one of my best dishes, together with Cheesecake (I might write a post about it later on, if you want me to…).

So here’s my personal recipe:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 400 g Mascarpone cheese
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum or brandy (the best choice would be Marsala!)
  • 300 g Savoiardi (ladyfingers)
  • cold coffee as required (make sure it comes out of a Moka!)
  • cocoa

HOW TO PROCEED:

Separate the yolks from the whites and put the whites aside.

Beat the yolks together with the sugar using an electric whisk, until the mixture becomes paler and creamy. Add now the Mascarpone and mix gently using a wooden spoon. Pour the Marsala into the cream and mix everything together.

In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff (add a pinch of salt to ease the process!). Pour them into the creamy mixture of Mascarpone and slowly stir everything moving the wooden spoon from the bottom up, so that you don’t deflate the whites.

Pour the cold coffee in a soup bowl and dip the Savoiardi flipping them quickly a couple of times and put them at the base of a square dish with high edges. After completing the layer, cover the biscuits with a layer of the Mascarpone mixture and go on like this for 2 or 3 layers, ending with cream. Cover with tin foil and put in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Dust generously with cocoa before serving.

tip: For a lighter version, use ricotta cheese instead of Mascarpone!

And here’s a slice of my Tiramisù… enjoy!

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And you? Do you know Tiramisù?

What’s your favourite dessert?

The Curly

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