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.
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.
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 Easy 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.
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.
🕐Prep Time: 30min 🕐Cook Time: – min 🥄Serves: 9 cups or 1 big tray
- 6 eggs
- 70g of white sugar (for egg yolk)
- 60g of white sugar (for egg white)
- Pinch of salt
- 0.5 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
- 30-50g of cacao powder
- 500g mascarpone cheese
- 500g of ladyfinger biscuits
- 7 espresso shots
- 2 tablespoon of dark Rum/Brandy
- Prepare the espresso, put rum in it, and mix it (it’s best to pour it in a bowl). Let it cool down.
- Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
- In a bowl, whisk the egg whites with 60g of sugar and a pinch of salt until it becomes stiff. Put it in the fridge.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with 70g of sugar and vanilla until it becomes a light color. Take a spatula, add the mascarpone, and gently mix it clockwise.
- In the mascarpone mixture, add the egg whites and gently mix it again clockwise.
- Prepare the tray where you will put the tiramisu. Put some of the mascarpone mixture at the bottom and spread it. Start layering by soaking ladyfingers biscuits one by one in the coffee mixture (quickly dip and take out) and cover the tray’s bottom, add mascarpone mixture on top, spread it evenly, sprinkle with cocoa and repeat the process: ladyfingers soaked in coffee – mascarpone – cocoa. Usually, 2-3 layers are enough (depending on the tray size).
- The top can be sprinkled with cocoa (or you can sprinkle the top before serving), covered with plastic wrap, and put in the fridge for at least 5 hours (best – overnight).
Gustati il tuo tiramisù!
Nutrition table of tiramisu
|Amount per serving||100g|
|Energy value||1436 kJ|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
One reply on “Easy Tiramisu Recipe”
Very easy and delicious! Made it for my family and received lots of compliments, they’re already asking me to make it again for them 😀