If tiramisu is a music… It will be definitely the music of love.

Tiramisu is the most popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is believed to be the dessert of love. It is originated from Tuscany, an Italian Province. It is also known as Tuscan Trifle.

The name ‘Tiramisu’ is derived from an Italian word ‘Tira mi su’, means bring me up, cheer me up, or lift me up. I can say that, once you taste ‘tiramisu’ you will definitely say how apt the name is. It is not just because of the taste factors, also the energetic contents like egg, sugar, and caffeine. .It contains not only sweet but any feelings associated with sweet that evoke all kinds of warm experience.

The combination of coffee, chocolate, and cream is the main feature of Tiramisu. The crispy ladies finger cookies dipped in coffee, layered with a blend of mascarpone cheese, egg and sugar and them flavored with chocolate powder makes tiramisu a unique dessert.

And now let me introduce the ingredients and method of preparation of the world famous romantic pudding called Tiramisu…

The Tiramisu Recipe

Serving: 6 persons

Cooking time: 20 minutes

refrigeration time:  5, 6 hours.

The Ingredients;

  • Ladies Finger Biscuits (Savoiardi Biscuits): 400 gm
  • Mascarpone Cheese: 400 gm
  • Ladies Finger Biscuits (Savoiardi Biscuits): 400 gm
  • Egg: 4 Nos
  • Sugar: 100 gm
  • Chocolate Powder: 50 gm
  • Italian Espresso Coffee: Half Cup
  • Vanilla Essence: 2, 3 drops
  • Marsala Wine /Coffee Wine/ Rum: For Flavoring
  • Tepid water: half cuptiramisu 1

Coffee Mixture: Mix espresso coffee with tepid water and vanilla essence and then keep aside.

Cheese Cream Mixture/Custard: Separate the egg white and yolk in two bowls. Beat egg white with an electric mixer until it becomes soft foam and stiff peaks. Then beat egg yolks along with Marsala wine. (I used to add a pinch of salt in it)Mix the foamy egg white and yolk mixture together and add mascarpone cheese and sugar. Beat the mixture until the sugar gets dissolved. U will get a thick custard like Cheese cream mixture and keep it aside.tiramisu 2

Preparation of Tiramisu: Take a serving dish and line it with Cheese cream mixture. Then take Ladies finger biscuit, dip it into the coffee mixture. (The biscuit should be soaked but not soggy) Make the first layer of coffee dipped biscuits and pour the cheese cream/custard mixture on top of it. Then make the second layer of Coffee dipped biscuit and then cheese cream mixture on the top. Now flavor it with Chocolate powder, and decorate with chocolate carvings (Optional). Cover the Serving Dish and keep it in the refrigerator at least for 5 hours.tiramisu 3

Let the Tiramisu stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving and then dust with more Chocolate powder.

Ammu Andrews.