Tiramisù is a famous italian dessert. It means "pull me up"! Traditionally made from savoiardi or ladyfingers, espresso coffee, mascarpone cheese, eggs, sugar, and often marsala wine. The biscuits are sprinkled with strong coffee and the marsala, and then embedded in a thick rich custard. Sometimes chocolate is also used, but that is not traditional.
- 400 gr savoiardi biscuits
- 500 gr mascarpone cheese
- 6 eggs
- 130 gr sugar
- 4 small coffee cups of espresso coffee
- some marsala wine or brandy or cognac
- some dark chocolate powder
- Make espresso coffee, sweeten, and add the marsala wine (or cognac) to it. Let it cool a bit.
- Separate the egg yolks and the whites in two bowls.
- Beat sugar into the egg yolks.
- Beat the mascarpone into the sweetened yolks.
- Fold gently egg whites into mascarpone mixture.
- Quickly dip both sides of the savoiardi in the espresso mixture.
- Layer soaked ladyfingers and mascarpone in a large bowl or pan (start with savoiardi, finish with mascarpone).
- Sprinkle dark chocolate powder on top.
- Refrigerate for one hour.