Basic Tiramisu

Basic Tiramisu Recipe

8 eggs, yolks and whites separated
1/3 cup sugar
1 pound Mascarpone cheese
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups Espresso coffee, cooled
2/3 cup brandy
32 ladyfingers
2 ounces dark chocolate grated
Cocoa powder, for garnishing
To make the cream mixture
In an electric mixer, add the sugar and egg yolks and blend until pale yellow in color. Add the Mascarpone cheese,a little at a time to the egg yolk mixture, and mix until smooth. Stop mixing and set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form and set aside. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and set aside.To finish the cream mixture, fold the whipped cream into the egg yolk mixture and then fold in the egg whites.
Tiramisu assembly
Spread about 1/3 of the cream mixture on the bottom of a serving bowl(the serving bowl should be able to hold 2 rows of 8 ladyfingers each,flat side down) Combine the Espresso coffee and brandy in a large mixing bowl. Dip half of the ladyfingers into the Espresso mixture and then lay them in the serving bowl, flat side down, on top of the cream mixture.Top with half of the remaining cream mixture.Repeat the above process to make another layer of ladyfingers and cream mixture. Top with the grated chocolate and cocoa powder, sifted. Refrigerate for at least 2hours before serving
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  1. Yum! Tiramisu sounds wonderful!

  2. Tiramisu is new to me..looks very delicious.

  3. Thanks Natasha,Trupti & Srilekha for ur lovely comments..
    Trupti...Tiramisu is one of the most popular italian dessert...One of the best dessert i ever tasted,try it out...

  4. u n ur hubby rock... wht a dessert n beautifully photographed!!!

  5. Tiramisu looks lovely... yummmm and sooo inviting!!

  6. wow,,you make it sound so easy.I have bee after this recipe form last 1.5 years.i got the recipe from my Italian co-worker,,but the though of raw eggs,,just scares me.

  7. What is this ladyfingers......where to get it?

  8. What is this ladyfingers......where to get it?

  9. Ladyfingers r the base of many Tiramisu recipes,its a light and flaky biscuits available in any supermarket OR you can use spongecake as base.


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