Tiramisu is a layered cold dessert,originating
from the Italian cuisine .An unique coffee,
chocolate flavoured dessert,with created layers
of mascarpone cheese,eggs,cream,and sponge
cake ( made like finger biscuits ).
There seems to be many variants of this dessert
with many flavours,but the authentic tiramisu
has coffee,chocolate,liquor ( Marsala) flavours.
Though the rise of eggless versions are seen,the
authentic one has eggs,which are added raw or
slightly made sterile on a bain-Marie.( double
boiler).If you have pre-made the biscuits,it’s
just few minutes to this lovely dessert.Store
bought lady finger biscuits,amaretto biscuits
can be used in the making .
To the recipe now
To make the sponge lady fingers
3 egg whites
A pinch of salt
3 egg yolks
50-60 gm sugar
50-60 gm flour +1 tsp cornflour
2 tsp powdered sugar ( to sprinkle on top,
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Beat egg whites stiff with salt, and set aside.
Add yolks and sugar in another bowl and beat
till creamy .
Mix in the flour,egg whites ,and blend with a
Pipe into finger shapes.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on the top and bake
for 20 minutes or till done .
You can bake in a Swiss roll baking tray ,
and cut into strips too .
To prepare the cream
200 gm mascarpone cheese
3 -4 tbsp sugar ( I used brown sugar )
2 egg yolks
1 cup fresh cream
2 egg whites
1 tbsp Marsala wine,or any liquor ( I used
Lightly cook the eggs and sugar on a double
boiler for 1 minute,and set aside.
Beat the egg whites till stiff peaks form.
Beat the cheese,add in the lightly beaten cream
and beat till no lumps are seen.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients and set aside .
Eggless version:Eggs can be replaced with
hung curd (3/4 cup)
For the coffee syrup ( for dipping biscuits)
150 ml coffee ( 1-2 tsp instant coffee and water)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp liquor.
Mix all the ingredients together and set aside .
For the final assembly
The authentic tiramisu is said to have a round
shape,but as we have the liberty to make into
any shapes,it’s your option in choosing the
It could be made in individual cups too.
So …now for the assembly-dip each sponge
finger in the coffee syrup,and layer the tray .
Next add a layer of the cheese mixture .
Add grated chocolate ( preferably dark)over the
Next,add another layer of dipped biscuits.
Then the cream mixture .
It should finish with the cream mixture at the
Then again grated chocolate.( This is optional )
Dust cocoa powder ( unsweetened) to cover the
cream finally ,and refrigerate till set .