Today I made the Italian dessert tiramisu in a very simple way. Tira mi su means 'cheer me up', which comes from containing coffee, which is refreshing. A creamy dessert that combines chocolate, coffee, savoiardi biscuits and mascarpone.
Rumor has it that this good dessert was first madein the 60's, in a restaurant called 'Treviso's Ristorante El Toula' in the city of Treviso. Another rumor says that the Tiramisu can be traced back to the 1600s and that it was produced by Siena's premier pastry chef, as a gift to Cosimo III dei
Medici, who was very fond of sweets. Anyway, it can be baked in very many ways, but here I have chosen to include a very simple recipe that does not really take much time to make. Have a nice weekend everyone!
The recipe is for 4 people. Can be fixed in the glass as I did or in a form of about 15x20cm .
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tbsp optional liqueur ( Amaretto is the most common. However I use pear liqueur )
250 grams mascarpone cheese
12 pieces savoiardi biscuits
1.5 cups of strong coffee (I use capuccinno )
2 tbsp cocoa
Here's how : Divide the eggs. Pour the egg whites in a bowl. Add the egg yolks in another bowl and add the sugar . Whisk to a smooth and pale yellow batter. Add the mascarpone and liqueur and stir gently until a smooth mixture . If using electric mixer , put on lowest speed. Beat the egg whites until stiff foam and fold gently down into sugar batter. Stir until smooth .
Pour the coffee into a wide, deep dish which is sufficient large to dip the biscuit in. Dip the biscuit in the coffee. Consider dipping only briefly , 1-2 seconds , just on the bottom of the biscuit . It should not be dripping, biscuit sucks quickly up the liquid. Add a first layer of dipped biscuits in the bottom of the mold / glass. Spread half of the mascarpone cream. Add another layer of dipped biscuits and finish with cream again . Let rest in the refrigerator until serving , preferably overnight . Just before serving sprinkled cocoa over . Enjoy !
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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden