Craving a classic Italian dessert that is easy to make at home? Look no further than this Easy Tiramisu Recipe! With its signature combination of espresso, mascarpone cheese, and ladyfingers soaked in rum or coffee liqueur, tiramisu is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any occasion.
Did you know that the name “tiramisu” comes from the Italian word tirare, which means “to pull”? This is because the ladyfingers are pulled apart before serving. In this article, we’ll explore the history of tiramisu, share tips for making a delicious version of this dessert, and provide information on how to store and reheat it. So, let’s get started and discover how to create the perfect Tiramisu recipe in your own kitchen!
What is tiramisu?
Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert that has gained worldwide popularity. The dessert is made of ladyfingers, dipped in espresso and layered with a mixture of mascarpone cheese, sugar, and eggs, and finished with a dusting of cocoa powder. The flavors blend together to create a creamy, decadent dessert that is perfect for a special occasion or a casual dinner with friends.
Tiramisu originated from the combination of three flavors: coffee, cocoa, and cream. In the early 1900s, it started to gain popularity at American cafeterias, where it was commonly served with espresso. However, it wasn’t until the 1950s that tiramisu became a household favorite.
Tips for making a delicious tiramisu
While tiramisu is an easy dessert to make, there are a few tips to ensure that it turns out perfectly every time:
- Use high-quality mascarpone cheese for a smooth texture and rich taste.
- Don’t soak the ladyfingers for too long in the espresso. Quickly dip each side of the ladyfingers in coffee to avoid a soggy texture.
- Use freshly made espresso from an espresso machine or Moka pot instead of instant coffee.
- Switch up the layers by criss-crossing the ladyfingers for a more stable tiramisu.
- Instead of cocoa powder, sprinkle the top of the dessert with chocolate.
Storing: Tiramisu can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To store it, cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep it in the refrigerator.
Freezing: not recommended as it won’t taste good.
Watch how to make tiramisu
Easy Tiramisu Recipe
- 9 cups (~200ml)
- 6 eggs
- 70 g white sugar (for egg yolk)
- 60 g white sugar (for egg white)
- Pinch of salt
- 0.5 tsp vanilla sugar
- 30-50g cacao powder
- 500 g mascarpone cheese
- 500 g ladyfinger biscuits
- 7 espresso shots
- 2 tbsp dark Rum/Brandy
- Prepare the espresso, add rum to it, and mix it (it's best to pour it into a bowl). Allow it to cool down.
- Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
- In one bowl, whisk the egg whites with 60g of sugar and a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks. Place this mixture in the fridge.
- In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with 70g of sugar and vanilla until they become a light color. Then, using a spatula, gently fold in the mascarpone cheese in a clockwise motion.
- Add the whipped egg whites to the mascarpone mixture and gently fold them in again in a clockwise direction.
- Prepare cups in which you will assemble the tiramisu. Begin by spreading a layer of the mascarpone mixture on the bottom of the tray. Then, start layering by quickly dipping each ladyfinger biscuit into the coffee mixture and placing them evenly on the tray's bottom. Add a layer of mascarpone mixture on top, spread it evenly, and sprinkle with cocoa. Repeat this process: ladyfingers soaked in coffee, mascarpone, and cocoa. Usually, 2-3 layers are enough, depending on the cup sizes.
- You can sprinkle cocoa on the top layer (or do it just before serving), cover the tray with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
Gustati il tuo tiramisù!
Nutrition table of tiramisu
|Amount per serving||100g|
|Energy value||1436 kJ|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|