This beloved dessert is a symphony of flavors and textures, combining rich ladyfingers soaked in espresso coffee with a velvety mascarpone cream, all dusted with a generous layer of cocoa.
Whether it’s for a special dinner or just a luxurious craving, this tiramisu is bound to impress.
It is a delicious combination of coffee, sweetness and cream that will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Italy.
Get ready for a standing ovation from your tasters and embark on this delicious journey together.
For the coffee blend:
- 1 cup of strong coffee, chilled
- 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur (optional)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
For the mascarpone cream:
- 16 ounces (2 cups) of mascarpone cheese
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 cup superfine sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 30-36 ladyfinger cookies (ladyfingers)
- Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
- Dark chocolate chips, for garnish (optional)
1. Prepare the coffee mixture:
Prepare a cup of strong coffee and let it cool to room temperature. You can add liqueur to the coffee to give it an extra kick, but it is optional.
Stir the 2 tablespoons of sugar into the coffee until dissolved. Set aside.
2. Prepare the mascarpone cream:
In a large bowl, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until pale and slightly thickened.
Add the mascarpone and vanilla extract to the egg mixture. Use an electric mixer or whisk to combine until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
3. Whip the heavy cream:
In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Be gentle to maintain a light and airy texture.
4. Assemble the tiramisu:
Quickly dip each savoiardo into the coffee mixture, making sure they are soaked but not overly soaked. Arrange a layer of dipped ladyfingers in the bottom of an 8×8-inch serving dish or similar-sized trifle dish.
Spread half of the mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers, ensuring an even layer.
Add another layer of soaked ladyfingers on top of the cream.
Top with the remaining mascarpone cream.
5. Cool and serve:
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results. This will allow the flavors to meld and the texture to stabilize.
6. Garnish and serve:
Just before serving, generously dust the top of the tiramisu with unsweetened cocoa powder.
If desired, garnish with dark chocolate chips for an extra touch of decadence.
Serve your homemade Tiramisu in individual portions, savoring each mouthwatering bite.
The classic Italian tiramisu is a dessert that never goes out of style.
Its layers of creamy goodness and coffee-soaked ladyfingers are every dessert lover’s dream.
Share this delicious treat with friends and family and watch as their taste buds dance with joy.
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