Perfect Tiramisu

    4 hours 30 min

    Tiramisu literally translates to "pick me up". This recipe will not disappoint! Lady fingers are layered with a creamy mascarpone cheese, then topped with unsweetened cocoa. Serve as a decadent dessert.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 egg yolks
    • 200g caster sugar, divided
    • 450g mascarpone cheese
    • 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
    • 4 tablespoons double cream
    • 3 tablespoons kirsch
    • 300ml strongly brewed coffee, cold
    • 25 savoiardi lady fingers
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

    1. In a medium bowl beat together the egg yolks and 65g sugar. Using a wooden spoon, stir in mascarpone cheese, beaten egg whites, cream and kirsch; stir until smooth. Set aside.
    2. Dissolve remaining sugar in coffee. Quickly, to avoid complete saturation, dip ends of lady fingers in coffee mixture. Place ladyfingers in a single layer in a 23x33cm or similar sized glass baking dish. Spread a layer of mascarpone mixture over the lady fingers; repeat layers, ending with mascarpone mixture.
    3. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.

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    I made this recipe but had to use raspberry liqueur rather than kirsch and strips of sponge cake instead of fingers, the only reason being i couldn't find the right ones in the shops. Unfortunately my tirimasu didn't set, which may have been the fault of the improvisation or the fact i may not have stiffened my egg whites enough, so I'm not going to blame it o the recipe. I froze it though and ate it like an ice cream and the taste was fantastic. ( mine was raspberry, not cherry)  -  26 Oct 2014


    This recipe is really tasty and tastes just like the Tiramisu at the Italian Restaurant I work at. However, it needs to chill over-night to make it sit-up properly. Also, the marscapone mixtures is too runny, so the second layer of lady fingers float to the top. I would possibly suggest letting the marscapone mixture chill for awhile before putting ontop of the lady fingers.  -  15 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is so delicious. I skipped the kirschwasser and added about a teaspoon of vanilla. You will not be disapointed!  -  03 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)