The best tiramisu recipe

The best tiramisu I have ever eaten was on holiday one long weekend in Venice, about two years ago. I don’t tend to have a huge sweet tooth, but the chocolate, coffee and boozy combination gets’ me every time. Translated to ‘pick me up’, this Italian dessert surely does that and a lot more. Currently coming up to a full month of isolation, while trying to keep positive, new habits are definitely forming. Plus that tiramisu has been playing a lot on my mind.

When it comes to choosing between salt and sweet dishes, salt wins hands down every time for me. However, I tend to always get the odd sugar craving once a month and like to reward myself with something a little naughty. On my last trip to my local Italian deli, I decided to grab a packet of savoiardi (or you may know them better as ladyfingers) as I felt that a little homage to the best tiramisu was going to be on the cards very soon.

Limited to what I can buy from my local shop, I found myself with some double cream that needed using. So I decided to make a tiramisu with double cream replacing the traditional cream cheese, mascarpone. Let me tell you, it was so good. It turned out better than I thought it would and a great lighter alternative. It felt like I was eating a coffee induced creamy cloud.

You know I love to share a recipe with you guys, so check out this simple easy dessert recipe. All you need are eggs, sugar, cream, some lovely brewed coffee, a droplet of liqueur (if you wish) and some dark cocoa powder. Find yourself a snug baking dish and get creating your own best tiramisu.

As I can’t go out and eat anyone else’s food at the moment, for me it’s the best tiramisu around (well in my peckham flat, haha). Enjoy my bambinos!!!

tiramisu

Details

Servings
Prep time

5 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes

Creamy Tiramisu

  • 2 eggs, seperated yolks and whites

  • 50g caster sugar + 1 tsp for coffee

  • 250ml double cream

  • 200ml coffee, brewed and cooled down.

  • 1 tbsp amaretti liqueur

  • 150g savoiardi/lady fingers

  • Cocoa powder

creamy tiramisu

  • First, whisk the egg yolks and 25g of caster sugar until a light creamy shade and fluffy. It will at least double in volume. This should take at least 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the double cream slowly until all incorporated and continue whipping until thickened.
  • Next, whisk the egg whites with the other 25g of caster sugar. Whip into stiff peaks. You should be able to turn the bowl upside without the whisk eggs falling out.
  • Fold the stiff egg whites into the cream mixture until it has been well incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together with the brewed coffee, amaretti liqueur and 1 tsp caster sugar.
  • Add a thin layer of the cream mixture at the bottom of a serving dish.
  • Lightly soak a savoiardi in the coffee mix and place on top of the cream. Repeat until you can have a layer of savoiardi
  • Spoon on top evenly with another layer of cream.
  • Place another layer of soaked savoiardi and finish with another layer of cream
  • Finish the tiramisu with a dusting of cocoa powder. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

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