Thursday, March 26, 2015


Tiramisu is a popular coffee flavored Italian dessert. The lady fingers are soaked in coffee mixture and then arranged in a large dish (or small individual cups). Then a mildly sweet mascarpone mixture is spread on it. Finally cocoa powder is sprinkled. These layers are repeated again to finish it off.

I had this beautiful dessert four years back in Olive Garden. It was one of the best bites I ever had. Later on I always dreamt of making it at home, from scratch. I tried making it but it didn't turn out the way I wanted. Later on I stumbled upon this recipe. The best part of this recipe is - it is eggless. So I did not  had to worry about eating the raw eggs. One more thing I learnt in these years is - Mascarpone cheese is a very important component of this dessert. I am lucky enough to find the cheese made in Italy. When I made using that cheese it exactly tasted like the 'Tiramisu' I had in Paris. Making this dessert is very easy provided you get the right ingredients. It is an expensive dessert but trust me its worth every bite. I hope you enjoy as much as we do. 

  • Mascarpone Cheese, softened - 1lb
  • Heavy Whipping Cream - 1 1/2 cups
  • Sugar - 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp (I used Vanilla bean paste)
  • Strong Coffee or Espresso, freshly brewed - 2 1/2 cups
  • Dark Rum - 1-2 Tbsp
  • Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 2 Tbsp
  • Ladyfinger - 36 (preferably Savogliardi)
Note: Mascarpone Cheese (Not Mascarpone Cream Cheese) is a very important component of Tiramisu. So make sure you buy the best cheese available, preferably the one imported from Italy.


Brew the coffee and allow it to cool (I use roasted coffee beans for my coffee, as it gives better flavor). Once it comes to room temperature, add 2 Tbsp of sugar and rum. Mix and set it aside until required.

Now, in a large bowl whip the heavy whipping cream until you get stiff peaks. Set this bowl in the refrigerator until required.

In another large bowl, cream softened mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract and sugar.

Once it comes together, add half of the whipped cream and mix in gently to lighten the mixture. Then add the remaining whipped cream and mix in with gentle strokes. Take care so as to not over mix the mixture.

Take a rectangular dish. Dip each ladyfinger in the coffee mixture and arrange in the bottom of the dish as shown below.

Then spread half of the mascarpone mixture on the arranged coffee soaked ladyfinger.

Then sprinkle the top with cocoa powder.

Repeat the same process again starting with arranging coffee soaked lady fingers (on the cocoa powder layer), then spread in the remaining mascarpone mixture. Finish it off by sprinkling cocoa powder on top.
Set it in the refrigerator for 8 - 24 hours.
Tiramisu is ready!

Above measurement serves 10 - 12 people.

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