Cookstr.com

Tiramisu

Updated February 23, 2016

One of Italy's favorite desserts, this luscious dessert gets its name, which means "pick-me-up," from the espresso.

Prepare ahead: The dish can be assembled early on the day of serving.

Makes6 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Preparation Time - Text20 mins, plus cooling and at least 4 hrs chilling

CostModerate

Moderate

Total Timehalf-day

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cooking for a date, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Moodromantic

Taste and Texturerich, sweet

Type of Dishdessert

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cold brewed espresso or French roast coffee
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  • 12 oz (350g) mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • About 14 Italian ladyfingers (savoiardi)
  • Cocoa powder and coarsely grated semisweet chocolate, to decorate

Instructions

Mix the coffee and liqueur together in a shallow, wide bowl and set aside.

Mix the mascarpone and sugar in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. Whip the cream in another bowl until it holds its shape, then fold it into the mascarpone mixture. Put a few spoonfuls of the mascarpone mixture in the bottom of a serving dish.

Dip and turn one ladyfinger in the coffee mixture until just moistened, then place it on top of the mascarpone in the dish; repeat with 6 more ladyfingers, placing them side by side. Cover with half the remaining mascarpone mixture. Dip and layer the remaining ladyfingers. Top with the remaining mascarpone and smooth the surface. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Just before serving sprinkle the top with cocoa powder and grated chocolate.

4. Just before serving sprinkle the top with cocoa powder and grated chocolate.

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED RECIPES

Reviews

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING TO COOK BECAUSE IT WILL BLOW YOU MIND AWAY SO GO TO YOUR KICHEN AND START COOKING AND MAKE AS MUCH MESS AS YOU CAN BECAUSE IT IS THE MESSY THING TO DO AND ALSO IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH YOU LOVE COOKING AND ALSO IT IS THE BEST PART TO DO MAKING MESS

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook
Google
Twitter
OR
Sign In using Email and Password