Traditional tiramisu

Traditional tiramisu


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About this recipe: A classic tiramisu never goes out of style. Sponge fingers are dipped in coffee and rum then layered with mascarpone cheese in this classic Italian dessert.


Serves: 6 

  • 250ml strong brewed coffee
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 36 sponge fingers or savoiardi biscuits
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

  1. Mix together coffee, milk, 3 tablespoons rum and 4 tablespoons sugar. Soak sponge fingers in coffee mixture. Layer 1/2 of the soaked biscuits in the bottom of a 20x30cm (9x13 in) dish.
  2. Beat together egg yolks and 2 tablespoons sugar. Add mascarpone cheese and 1 tablespoon rum; mix well.
  3. Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into mascarpone cheese mixture. Spread 1/2 of mixture over soaked sponge fingers. Top with remaining sponge fingers and cover evenly with remaining mascarpone cheese mixture. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Chill in the fridge at least 3 hours.

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