Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu is probably my favourite dessert, and it's ridiculously easy to make. Seriously. A nice way to posh it up is to bake sponge cake and use that instead of sponge fingers, and then make it really neatly in a round or square cake tin, then slice it up, but I like it this way. More rustic. :)


4 eggs, separated
250g mascarpone
200g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed, extra strong coffee (or 1 cup worth of espresso), cooled
2 tbsp liquer (I like using either Kahlua or Marsala)
enough sponge fingers to line the base of your dish in two layers
A small block of semi-sweet chocolate (about 1 oz should do)


This recipe made 10 ramekins worth, so it'll serve 10 as a really small dessert, or probably make 4-6 generous helpings. Combine the liquer into the espresso. Resist the urge to add more, since you really just want a hint of it - you don't want to get drunk on your dessert. Or maybe you do, in which case add the whole bottle. :

1. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until pale and frothy. It should form ribbons when you pull the whisk through the mixture. Whisk in the mascarpone.
2. Use an electric mixer or standing mixer to whisk up the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold this into the egg yolk and mascarpone mixture.
3. Dip a sponge finger briefly (they fall apart if you soak them for too long) into the coffee and liquer mixture, then place it in the base of your dish. Repeat until the base is covered in one layer.
4. Spoon over the egg-and-cheese mix, using about half. Grate over some chocolate, then make another layer of sponge fingers, and another layer of egg-and-cheese. Grate the rest of the chocolate over, or dust with cocoa powder.
6. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or for up to one day, then serve! Easy peasy, just like I told you.

Note: If you want, you can use a smaller, higher-sided dish and make many layers. I chose to do simple two-layered ones in ramekins for easy serving.


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The original article is here: http://www.opensourcefood.com/people/FabFoodie/recipes/tiramisu

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  • Shane says
    Have tryed this recipe mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm YUMMY.
  • Caleb says
    Here is the correct link for the original article, the one provided links to a steak recipe http://www.opensourcefood.com/people/FabFoodie/recipes/tiramisu
    • frrank says
      so good really yum!!!
    • Bex says
      DH made this tonight (I told him if he wanted it, he had to make it....so I read him the recipe and guided him but he did the grunt of it) and so far he's very impressed. It says it's better after a few hours so I shall report back after Xmas lunch with a verdict and a rating out of 10.
    • DeeDee says
      ..Yum Yum and more Yum....first time I tried one of these they were irresistable have been a fan ever since....
    • Bex says
      Ok, reporting back. This was a HUGE hit with our family members and my husband has been requested to make it for every lunch/dinner parties our family has. Thanks very much to the person who posted this recipe...it has now been added to our recipe book of faves!

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