Tiramisù!

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Coffee is a drink loved throughout the world. At any hour of the day or night someone will be drinking coffee! But it’s not just a delicious drink – it’s also a superb cooking ingredient, perfect for creating delicious and energising dishes.

Today we would like to suggest a quick and easy recipe for a dish that will delight your guests: tiramisù.

The most famous of Italian desserts, tiramisù (pronounced TEE-ra-mee-SOO, which in Italian means “pick-me-up”) is famous not only for its delicious taste but also for its ability to give you a lift, both in body and in spirit.

So let yourself be tempted by this mouthwatering treat and allow just over half an hour (plus chilling time) to prepare a dessert that you won’t forget!

Difficulty: low
Preparation: 40 mins approx.
Serves: 8

Ingredients

For the mascarpone cream
6 very fresh medium eggs
120g sugar
500g mascarpone
400g Savoiardi Ladyfinger biscuits
Espresso (or very strong coffee) to soak the Ladyfinger biscuits (as required)

To sweeten the coffee
2 tablespoons of sugar

To decorate
Cocoa powder (as required)

Preparation

First of all, separate the eggs from the yolks and add half the sugar to the yolks. Beat the mixture with an electric whisk until it is pale, frothy and creamy.

Add the mascarpone to the yolk and sugar mixture, then whisk the whites in a food processor or with an electric whisk until they form a foam. Then gradually add the rest of the sugar, continuing to whisk until stiff peaks form. Add the beaten whites to the yolk, sugar and mascarpone mixture, stirring gently with a spoon from the bottom upwards.

Once the cream is ready, spread a layer over the bottom of a baking dish. Place the Ladyfinger biscuits in the coffee, taking care not to over-soak them, then arrange them in the dish on top of the cream.

Spread an even layer of cream over the biscuits and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Continue layering in this way until all the ingredients are used up.

Place in the fridge for a few hours and prepare to enjoy your delicious pick-me-up!

How to store

The tiramisù will keep for two days in the fridge in an airtight container. Alternatively, you can freeze it for up to one month. To defrost, simply place in the fridge the night before eating.