Tiramisu

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Tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian, no doubt referring to the caffeine kick from the coffee in the dessert.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 8 hours 30 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup strong black coffee, freshly made
  • 6 Tbsp. marsala or coffee liqueur
  • 16 ladyfinger cookies, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of sugar until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the mascarpone. In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold the mascarpone-egg mixture into the egg whites. Set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the remaining sugar, coffee, and marsala. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Dip eight ladyfingers (one at a time) into the coffee mixture for 1 second, and then place it on a small baking dish. Don’t leave the ladyfingers in the coffee for more than a second or they will be mushy.
  • Spread half of the mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers. Dip the remaining ladyfingers (one at a time) in the coffee mixture for 1 second, and then place them in the dish over the filling. Spread the remaining mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers. Cover the tiramisu and refrigerate it for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Sprinkle the dessert with cocoa powder before serving. Serve it cool or at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup strong black coffee, freshly made
  • 6 Tbsp. marsala or coffee liqueur
  • 16 ladyfinger cookies, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of sugar until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the mascarpone. In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold the mascarpone-egg mixture into the egg whites. Set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the remaining sugar, coffee, and marsala. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Dip eight ladyfingers (one at a time) into the coffee mixture for 1 second, and then place it on a small baking dish. Don’t leave the ladyfingers in the coffee for more than a second or they will be mushy.
  • Spread half of the mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers. Dip the remaining ladyfingers (one at a time) in the coffee mixture for 1 second, and then place them in the dish over the filling. Spread the remaining mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers. Cover the tiramisu and refrigerate it for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Sprinkle the dessert with cocoa powder before serving. Serve it cool or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories390
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat13g
Cholesterol195mg
Sodium105mg
Total Carbohydrate30g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars6g
Protein9g