Tiramisu

I finally found the perfect tiramisu recipe and I don’t have to freeze it! It makes me happy that I finally have a recipe for my favorite dessert.

[100% organic]

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 2½ cups strong brewed coffee
  • 1 TBS cocoa powder (I used Scharffen Berger)
  • 40 Italian ladyfingers (number of lady fingers depends on which brand you use)
  • 6 oz. fine quality bittersweet chocolate bar (I used Scharffen Berger again)

Instructions:

  1. Make strong coffee using 8 TBS of good quality, freshly ground coffee beans in 2½ cups of water
  2. Pour coffee in a large bowl or plate and set aside to cool
  3. Combine the egg yolks and half cup of sugar and put in a double boiler, over simmering (not boiling) water, stirring constantly
  4. Cook the yolk mixture for about 5 minutes
  5. Remove the yolk mixture from the heat and gently whisk in the mascarpone and cocoa powder
  6. Beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form
  7. Then gradually add the remaining half cup of sugar while continuing to beat the cream
  8. The cream is ready when it holds stiff peaks
  9. Fold the cream into the egg yolk mixture
  10. One at a time, dip the ladyfingers into the coffee for half a second, then transfer them to an 8-inch glass baking dish
  11. Line them up so they are touching each other. Trim the ladyfingers as needed to ensure a snug fit
  12. Spread half of the whipped cream mixture over the ladyfingers, then layer the remaining ladyfingers after dipping them in the coffee
  13. Top with the remaining whipped cream mixture
  14. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 5 hours before serving
  15. When serving, using a vegetable peeler, grate bittersweet chocolate over the top of the tiramisu

*Adapted from Baking & Books.

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5 thoughts on “Tiramisu

  1. Thanks for this recipe. As a lover of coffee, I also love tiramisu. Anyway is heavy cream the same as thickened cream?

  2. This is the answer to my own question just in case you are interested: Heavy cream, also called heavy whipping cream, has a fat content of between 36% and 40%. In Australia, Whipping cream is commonly known as Thickened cream.

  3. Ewwww, that’s good to know that I’ve been pumping fat into my body… what about whipping cream? What’s the fat content in there?

  4. Whipping cream has around 30 % – 36 % of fat…. Well, for a special occasion I guess is alright…. when you make one, be sure you invite many friends to enjoy it…

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