A rich, delicious Italian layered dessert of mascarpone custard, whipped cream and coffee soaked biscuits.
This was my first pudding and a great success. I found that there wasn't enough coffee and rum to soak the biscuits, so I kept adding more until they were all damp. I ended up using four times as much as the recipe recommended. This seemed to go down well, but was pretty intense. Might go with a modest triple dose next time and rely on the custard to soften any dry patches of biscuit. As a beginner, I found that preparation time was almost two hours rather than the 35 minutes advertised. But everything was easy. Make sure you stir very rapidly when the custard is boiling to avoid it sticking to the pan and burning. Buying all the ingredients for the first time was a costly exercise: £30 including the bottle of rum. Now I have the stuff it should cost me £7.50 to make another one. Thanks for the recipe, Christine. - 09 Aug 2011
Lovely firm & tasty !! my guests LOVED it I've tried several other recipes but they just don't compare, this really is the BEST - 07 Oct 2013
Best tiramisu ever! I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it. I used full biscuits and made 3 times the coffee mixture. It was definitely a hit. I made a smaller version as well by using half the ingredients (but more of the coffee mixture ) and layered the tiramisu in a 900ml ice cream container. - 08 Oct 2016