Tiramisu Recipe at MyDish


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  • 1. Prepare a strong espresso coffee, about 2 cups. Let the coffee cool at room temperature.

  • 2. Beat the egg yolks until they become light and fluffy. Then beat in the sugar and marsala.

  • 3. Transfer the bowl to a pan of simmering water, and whisk until the mixture becomes thick. The zabaglione will thicken just before it boils.

  • 4. Cream the mascarpone - this is easier if you have taken the marscapone out of the fridge and left at room temperature for a while.

  • 5. Add the zabaglione to the mascarpone, beat to mix very well.

  • 6. Whip the cream and then fold the cream into the zabaglione–marscapone mixture until smooth.

  • 7. Now for the fun bit....Lightly soak the savoiardi in the coffee, one at a time. Place them in one layer in a container of approx (30 x 20 cm), approximately 4 cm deep). Spoon half of the zabaglione cream over the ladyfingers then repeat the step with a second layer of ladyfingers, and top with the rest of the cream.

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  • Right there is a difference of opinion here

  • 8a. Sprinkle with the cocoa powder and refrigerate for about 3 – 4 hours.

  • OR

  • 8b. Sprinkle with cocoa prior to serving.

  • I prefer 8a :-)

  • Comments Add your comment

    • Hmmm - low fat tirimisu....

      I dont think greek yogurt would work as its not going to have the consistency. Low fat cream cheese i think howeverwould be a more feasible alternative.Something like Quark would also work i think and its fat-free I Think.

      My post christmas plan is soup centered :)

      by Watchman on Tue Jan 12 2010   reply to this comment

    • Me again! Also do you think low fat cream cheese instead of mascapone would work?? Got to be worth a try don't you think?!
      Jail Bird!

      by Jail Bird! on Sun Jan 10 2010   reply to this comment

    • Hi Watchman - to save on calories do you think you could substitute the cream with greek yoghurt? Would really cut down on the fat content (trying to shed the winter/Christmas pounds!!!)
      Jail Bird!

      by Jail Bird! on Sun Jan 10 2010   reply to this comment

    • Hmmm well given the amount of digestives that I have dunked in my coffee and lost they certainly seem to be able to absorb the liquid and go soggy so i'd say so long as there are enough then maybe - it would make a sweeter dessert, and not sure how the texture would be (grainly???) - but if you dont like the lady fingers why not give it a go....

      by Watchman on Mon Dec 8 2008   reply to this comment

    • Hi Watchman,

      Do you think I can replace lady fingers by digestives biscuits?


      by Emmaaa on Mon Dec 8 2008   reply to this comment


    • 2 cups espresso (or really strong) coffee
    • 4 egg yolks (large)
    • ½ cup sugar
    • ½ cup marsala wine
    • 450g marscapone
    • 1 cup double cream
    • 285g savoiardi (lady fingers)
    • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

    By Views 6561  Added Tue May 20 2008

    The name Tiramisu is from Italian and means "pick me up" (Tirami su) but can be translated figuratively as "make me less sad/happier".


    This one came straight from my Gran so I can''t take any credit for it - she taught my dad how to make it and he taught me. In fact i still have his copy of the recipe she wrote out for him... it has seen a lot of Tiramisu !! 8a makes the cocoa go Read More