Best-Ever Tiramisu

Best-Ever Tiramisu


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About this recipe: The traditional Italian dessert that is loved by many. Coffee soaked lady finger biscuits are layered with a mixture of mascarpone cheese and zabaglione.


Serves: 12 

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 125ml Marsala wine
  • 250ml double cream, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 450g mascarpone cheese
  • 475ml strong brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 125ml brandy
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 48 lady finger biscuits (savoiardi)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:6hr30min chilling  ›  Ready in:7hr 

  1. To make zabaglione: In the top of a double boiler, beat yolks and 4 tablespoons sugar until smooth and pale yellow. Place over simmering water and gradually beat in Marsala. Continue to beat over simmering water until soft mounds form, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cool bowl, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Whip double cream with 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in mascarpone and zabaglione. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. In a small bowl, combine coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar, brandy and vanilla. Arrange 16 lady fingers in the bottom of a 23x33cm or similar sized dish.
  4. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of coffee mixture over each biscuit. Lady fingers should be soaked, but not soggy. Spoon one-third of the cheese mixture over the lady fingers and spread evenly. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cocoa. Repeat layering twice. Cover and refrigerate 5 hours before serving.

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my italian mom in law used to make her tiramisu at christmas and easter and i never got her recipe,, this however is just as wonderful,, a true treat... will always use this now for our special occasions,,, - 06 Dec 2015

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