Thursday, April 25, 2013

Authentic Italian Tiramisu

This is a modified Tiramisu recipe from my friend Michela Concetti from Susa Italy


17 ounces mascarpone cheese

4 egg yolks

2 pkgs. of lady fingers

½ cup of sugar plus a little extra to sweeten coffee

Unsweetened cocoa powder

6 cups of mocha coffee

First prepare the coffee, which is essential to wet the lady fingers * See note below

Put in a bowl and add sugar to your taste, then let it cool.

Whip the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture is puffy and creamy.

Add the mascarpone cheese until creamy, smooth and fluffy.

You got the cream of tiramisu!

Lightly dip the lady fingers in coffee for longer than a couple seconds or they will get soggy. Put a single layer of into the bottom of your baking dish

Cover the lady fingers with a layer of mascarpone cream.

Arrange now the second layer of lady fingers.

Cover them with the remaining cream and level.

Sprinkle with cocoa powder the surface of the Tiramisu and store in refrigerator until it is to be eaten.  I added chocolate shavings for a garnish

  • NOTES*   If you are unable to find lady fingers in your local grocery you can substitute Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies.