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Delicious Tiramisu Recipe

 
We first tasted Tiramisu at lunch with our aunts and our cousin.  Our aunt bought us all lunch and a couple of desserts at Macaroni Grill and we passed them around so all could enjoy.  It was sweet, but not too sweet. It was creamy and delightful.  I normally like cheesecake but loved this even more than the cheesecake she chose.
 
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Later we thought about the dessert and wanted to try it. We milled over it for a while, thought about it, was a bit intimidated by it, and finally tried it.
 
 We made this tiramisu recipe when we were stuck in our cottage with snow and ice falling outside.  It was a winter wonderland all around us but we were warm and cozy in our little house.
 
This recipe can be eaten after about 3- 4 hours in the fridge but trust me when I say it will be amazing the next day! We used a normal trifle bowl to make it (You can buy one here Trifle Bowl) and it made it pretty.  I think you could also use a cake pan but not sure what size it would be. Sorry!  You can also use just a simple bowl I am sure if it is all you have.  You just make layers…

Can I Use Cream Cheese instead Of Mascarpone?

Regular cream cheese has a lower fat content and a different more sharp flavor.  Mascarpone is slightly sweet and not bitter. Try using full-fat cream cheese with 1/4 of a cup of whipping cream or double whipping cream and see how that does.  You may need to adjust your sweetener.
 

Can You Make Tiramisu From Scratch?

Yes, you can! Follow the recipe below for a delicious and easy dessert.
 

What Type of Alcohol Is In Tiramisu?

Well, our recipe does not use any alcohol but traditionally they would use a Marsala.  Marsala is a sweet red wine. You can also replace that with coffee liquor, brandy, rum, or almond liquor.
 

What Can You Substitute For Ladyfingers in Tiramisu?

 
You can replace the ladyfingers with sponge cake, pound cake, or even biscotti in your recipe if you need to.
 

Does Tiramisu Contain Raw Eggs?

 
The recipe calls for coddled eggs that are heated but not cooked through. If you are not comfortable you can purchase an Egg Beaters type of product to use.
 

Why Is Tiramisu So Expensive?

 
It might be that mascarpone is a little more expensive cheese product or because of there are more steps in making it and they figure they can get more money for it because of it. 
 

What Does Tiramisu Translate To In English?

 
It means “pick me up” or “cheer me up” in English.  It sure cheers me up!
 
 

Is It Ok To Give Kids Tiramisu?

 
Our version is safe and has no alcohol.  Many recipes are heavy on alcohol though.  We recommend asking the person that makes the recipe before you give it to your children. 
 
 

Tiramisu Recipe

Ingredients:

6 free-range egg yolks
1 1/4 cups Raw Sugar (ground fine)
1 1/4 cups Mascarpone
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
2 (3 ounces) packages Ladyfingers or 1 recipe see recipe below
1/3-1/2 cup strong coffee

Topping

 1 teaspoon unsweetened organic cocoa powder (dust)

Tiramisu ingredients photo

 

Chill a medium-size bowl in the refrigerator. Mix egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler. Reduce heat to low and stir for 10 minutes or so, to coddle the eggs.

 

After 10 minutes of stirring remove the mixture from heat. Let it cool for a bit and then take a beater and whip the yolk/sugar mixture until it’s thick.

Photo of whipped tiramisu ingredients

 

Add the mascarpone to the whipped yolk-sugar mixture.  Blend well.   Take your chilled bowl out of the refrigerator. Whip the whipping cream until the stiff peaks are formed.  Gently fold into yolk-sugar mixture and set aside.   Line the bottom and sides of your serving bowl with the ladyfingers lightly dipped in the coffee.

Dipping the ladyfingers in the coffee for tiramisu recipe

 
 
 
Placing the ingredients for tiramisu in the bowl
 
Spoon 1/3 of the cream filling over the ladyfingers.
 
photo of tiramisu being put together

Now you are going to layer – using ladyfingers dipped in coffee and filling.  Keep going till you run out of ladyfingers.  Chill from 4 hrs to one day.

 

Lady Fingers Recipe

 

Ingredients:

5 organic free-range egg whites and 4 of the egg yolks
2/3 cup raw organic sugar

1 cap full of Vanilla Extract
½ Tsp of non- alum baking powder
1 cup of Organic Flour

Directions:

First, you will preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Take your eggs and separate the yolk from the white and put them in separate bowls.  Place your egg whites in your mixing bowl and mix on high until foamy.  Add two tablespoons of organic raw sugar to the egg whites and then turn your mixer back on and beat until when you lift up the beaters (after you have turned mixer OFF Important! Haha) There will be waves like the ocean in the place you lifted them out that don’t settle or fall.  Put this bowl aside. In another bowl put what is left of your sugar, the egg yolks, and your vanilla. Set it aside too.

Sift your organic flour and baking powder together into a bowl and set aside.  Take your bowl with the egg yolks in it and fold one-half of your egg whites into them.  Fold in the flour mixture and then follow with the remaining stiff peak egg whites.   Take an icing bag with a large tip (the key is they are to be about as wide as a lady’s finger so let that be your guide.  If you don’t have one of these you can use a zipper bag with an icing tip or just snipped off in the corner.  It will be messy but it will work.  It is the same technique we used for the shepherd’s pie recipe for the mashed potato.  Put your Silpat or some waxed paper down on your cookie sheet and I still grease that with coconut oil.
Place in your 350 degrees F. oven for just about 5 minutes.  Don’t leave these as you want them golden around the edges and not more than this. Do not burn the lady’s fingers. J
 

Remove and cool.  These will be soft and tender and will make just enough for one recipe but not more.

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Delicious Tiramisu Recipe

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Ingredients

  • Tiramisu Recipe
  • Ingredients:
  • 6 free-range egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups Raw Sugar (ground fine)
  • 1 1/4 cups Mascarpone
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 (3 ounces) packages Ladyfingers or 1 recipe see recipe below
  • 1/3-1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened organic cocoa powder (dust for the topping)
  • Lady Fingers Recipe
  • Ingredients:
  • 5 organic free-range egg whites and 4 of the egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup raw organic sugar
  • 1 cap full of Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Tsp of non- aluminum baking powder
  • 1 cup of Organic Flour

Instructions

For Tiramisu

Chill a medium-size bowl in the refrigerator. Mix egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler. Reduce heat to low and stir for 10 minutes or so, to coddle the eggs.

After 10 minutes of stirring remove the mixture from heat. Let it cool for a bit and then take a beater and whip the yolk/sugar mixture until it's thick.

Add the mascarpone to the whipped yolk-sugar mixture.  Blend well.   Take your chilled bowl out of the refrigerator. Whip the whipping cream until the stiff peaks are formed.  Gently fold into yolk-sugar mixture and set aside.   Line the bottom and sides of your serving bowl with the ladyfingers lightly dipped in the coffee.

Spoon 1/3 of the cream filling over the ladyfingers.

Now you are going to layer - using ladyfingers dipped in coffee and filling.  Keep going till you run out of ladyfingers.  Chill from 4 hrs to one day.

For The Ladyfingers:

First, you will preheat your oven to 350 degrees F

Take your eggs and separate the yolk from the white and put them in separate bowls.  Place your egg whites in your mixing bowl and mix on high until foamy.  Add two tablespoons of organic raw sugar to the egg whites and then turn your mixer back on and beat until when you lift up the beaters (after you have turned mixer OFF Important! Haha) There will be waves like the ocean in the place you lifted them out that don’t settle or fall.  Put this bowl aside. In another bowl put what is left of your sugar, the egg yolks, and your vanilla. Set it aside too.

Sift your organic flour and baking powder together into a bowl and set aside.  Take your bowl with the egg yolks in it and fold one-half of your egg whites into them.  Fold in the flour mixture and then follow with the remaining stiff peak egg whites.   Take an icing bag with a large tip (the key is they are to be about as wide as a lady’s finger so let that be your guide.  If you don’t have one of these you can use a zipper bag with an icing tip or just snipped off in the corner.  It will be messy but it will work.  It is the same technique we used for the shepherd’s pie recipe for the mashed potato.  Put your Silpat or some waxed paper down on your cookie sheet and I still grease that with coconut oil.
Place in your 350 degrees F. oven for just about 5 minutes.  Don’t leave these as you want them golden around the edges and not more than this. Do not burn the lady’s fingers. J

Remove and cool.  These will be soft and tender and will make just enough for one recipe but not more.

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