I don’t make Tiramisu often. It’s such a rich and heavy dessert you really shouldn’t have every week, but when I do make it, I feel like I’m in heaven with every bite I take. It’s the combination of juicy, coffee flavoured ladyfingers with the creamy, sweet mascarpone mixture that just takes this dish over the top.
I had a lot of tiramisus in restaurants over the years, but I always come back to a classic nearly alcohol free recipe. Some people like to soak their ladyfingers in tons of booze, but that’s not for me. I feel it drowns the flavour of the cream. But hey… whatever floats your boat. I’m strange when it comes to alcohol in desserts and candy. I like booze and I like candy, but I don’t like the combination of both. I can tolerate a small amount, but that’s it.
What I also love about Tiramisu is that it’s sooo easy to make and almost fool proof. So with just a few steps you can create a delicious dessert, that will impress at every dinner party. So if you haven’t tried to make it yourself, go and give it a try!
- 4 egg yolks
- 75g sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 125ml heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp whipping cream stabilizer
- 300g mascarpone
- 1 cup strong coffee
- 2 tbsp amaretto
- 12-16 ladyfingers (depending on th dish you use)
- 1 tbsp deloiled cocoa powder
- In a bowl add the yolks, the sugar and the vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until foamy.
- In a second bowl beat the cream and the stabilizer until stiff.
- Add the mascarpone to the yolks and mix well.
- Carefully add the whipping cream and fold it in until it's fully incorporated. Set aside.
- Take a square or rectangle dish and line the bottom with a layer of ladyfingers. Carefully pour some coffee over the biscuits until they are soaked and almost soft throughout.
- Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the biscuits.
- Add another layer of ladyfingers on top and soak them again with some spoonfulls of coffee.
- Finish the tiramisu with the remaining mascarpone mixture and spread evenly.
- Put some clingfilm over the tiramisu and chill for at least four hours or until set.
- Dust with the cocoa before serving. Enjoy!