Irresistible Classic Tiramisu
Creamy, rich and bursting with coffee flavour with a hint of rum, Tiramisu is one of our all-time favourite desserts. Imagine your fork gliding through a cloud of Italian ladyfingers softened by their dip in a perfect balance of liqueur and espresso with creamy mascarpone. I love Tiramisu but I do not usually order it in restaurants because often times I find that either the alcohol or the coffee overpowers the dessert. I recently just tried Daniel’s Tiramisu for the first time, and my dream for the perfect Tiramisu came true, the balance between the ingredients is perfect. He even decorated it with a snowflake and Christmas tree on top, which amazed our guests.
For a simple wow factor in presentation, cut out whatever shape you’d like on your tiramisu from paper and place it on the tiramisu before you sprinkle the cocoa powder on top!
Tiramisu is easy to make, no bake and great for feeding a crowd. We highly recommend making this the night before you plan to serve this dish. This dessert greatly benefits from being made ahead. Allowing time to let it sit will make it more moist and enhance the flavours. Recreate this classic Italian dessert at home with this simple recipe.
Time: 30-45 minutes
2 cups of coffee
1 tablespoon of Rum and 1 tablespoon of Kahlua (or you can use 2 tablespoons of just rum as well, if you don’t have Kahlua)
6 egg yolks
4 egg whites
½ cup sugar
1 bag ladyfingers (Aurora 400g)
Make two cups of coffee, pour it in a dish and let it it cool down. Add the rum and Kahlua (you can use just rum as well).
Separate 6 eggs, keeping the yolk from all 6 eggs in one bowl and the egg whites from 4 eggs in a separate bowl.
Wisk the 6 egg yolks with half of the sugar until creamy. Add mascarpone little by little and fold until all of it is combined. The trick is to not overmix because it will no longer be as creamy.
Wisk the 4 egg whites with the rest of the sugar until stiff and fold it into the mixture. The mixture should be stiff enough that if you turn the bowl upside down, it will not fall (be very careful if you’re testing this!).
Soak one ladyfinger after the other in the coffee and alcohol mix and start laying them out in the form. Top it with the mascarpone mix. Repeat one more time so you have two layers of the lady fingers in the tiramisu.
Dust the tiramisu with cocoa powder. For a simple wow factor in presentation, cut out whatever shape you’d like on your tiramisu from paper and place it on the tiramisu before you sprinkle the cocoa powder on top!