Sunday, February 6, 2011

How to Make Tiramisu

Our family loves Tiramisu - real Italian Tiramisu. Many many years ago - sometime in the early 90's - I got a recipe for Tiramisu from an Italian family. I've never changed this one, stuck to it ever since, and it's a favorite in our family and with many of our friends. It is super yummy, has tons of calories (yes, not for anybody who wants to lose weight, but you need your little "sins", right?) and is so easy to make. The secret is in the ingredients of this guilty pleasure.

This is what you need:
hard Ladyfingers (NOT the soft ones! I usually buy a big package and use 2 layers)
4 super fresh eggs
500g mascarpone (the Italian one, or the one from Trader Joe's)
100g sugar
espresso (I usually use VERY strong coffee)
cocoa powder

Spread out the ladyfingers in one or two layers and soak with the coffee
(make sure they're not getting too wet).

Put the mascarpone, sugar and egg yolks in a bowl.

Mix together until smooth and creamy.

Beat the egg whites until stiff.

Carefully spoon the stiff egg whites under the cream.

Stop as soon as it is blended nicely.

Put a first layer of soaked ladyfingers on the bottom of a deep dish.

Spoon a first layer of cream on top of it.

Add a second layer of soaked ladyfingers...

... and a second layer of mascarpone.

When you're done, cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.

Shortly before serving, shake cocoa powder on top of the chilled cream...

until it is completely covered.

And then there's only one thing left -



Orsolina said...

Hm, dat sieht aba läcker aus (= Ruhrpottisch) ***gg***

Und das Ganze hat kaum Kalorien. ha, ha

Puna said...

Oh my gosh, how am I to make it through the day without having a tiramasu?

Kelly said...

Oooo, that looks so delicious!!!!

Lynn Cohen said...

I am drooling. I love this dessert. Maybe one day I'll drop in and you'll serve me some of yours? One can hope.

Rhonda said...

We love Tiramisu! Just had some last weekend at our favorite Italian restaurant. Thank you so much for the recipe! I have some lady fingers at home, just need to go get the mascarpone cheese! Can't wait to try this recipe. Hugs!!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hallo Carola, mhmmm, lecker, lecker! So ein Tiramisu sollte ich auch mal wieder machen.
An der Ostsee zu leben ist schon nicht so übel, aber ich würde sofort gegen Nord-Kalifornien tauschen, seufz. Der letzte USA-Urlaub ist auch schon lange her und ich habe Entzugserscheinungen.
Bitte nicht böse sein, dass ich mich nicht bei Deinem OWOH giveaway eintrage. Deine Tags sind wunderschön, aber orange ist einfach so gar nicht meine Farbe. Selbst für Halloween habe ich sie inzwischen verbannt und dekoriere nur noch in schwarz/weiß :-).
♥liche Grüße aus Deiner alten Heimat

Frida said...

This sounds delicious Carola.

Rossylalah said...

hi Carola! I'll jot this recipe down if I may? I recently worked in a restaurant that made tiramisu, do you know what the secret ingredient was?? Chocolate sauce!!! They couldn't keep up with the demand.

Biomouse said...

Oh my goodness Carola you take the most scrumptious pictures of food! I love this whole process in photographic storytelling-funny enough I'm really not a fan of tiramisu, but I think you've won me over!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Mmmh, sieht ja total lecker aus. Wenn ich nicht so eine Panik vor rohen Eiern im Essen hätte, dann würde ich das sicherlich auch mal machen.

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Mmmmh da bekommt man richtig Hunger! Leider ist mein Englisch nicht so toll, dass ich alles lesen kann.