Tiramisu is a popular coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (Savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.
- 16 units of finger biscuits
- 4 Eggs
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of coffee (at room temperature)
- 2 cups of mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
- 2 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder
Separate the egg yolks from the white
In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together with an electric whisk for a couple of minutes
Mix the mascarpone into the egg mixture until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.
Fold the egg whites into the mascarpone, egg and sugar mixture.
Spoon a third of the mascarpone, egg and cream mixture into a large dish of about 23cm x 33cm (9in x 13in).
Dip the finger biscuits into the espresso (for one second), then lay them on top of the mascarpone and cream mixture in the dish.
Spoon over the next third of the mascarpone and cream mixture, followed by another layer of biscuits.
Spoon over the final layer of mascarpone and cream.
Cover and chill in the fridge at least 3 hours.
Dust with cocoa powder before serving.
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