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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Who doesn’t know Tiramisu?

If you’ve ever been to an Italian restaurant, anywhere in the world, you've probably tasted it.

Do you remember the feeling, when your tastebuds surrendered to the sweet creaminess of mascarpone  cheese? It’s maybe not the healthiest dessert ever, but you have to admit it’s so delicious that it’s impossible to resist.

This is probably the reason why so many people also wish to learn how to make it – so they can indulge on it whenever they want!

Despite the appearence, it’s quite simple to make and with a little practice you’ll be able to easily impress your friends and family.

Of course you will need some tips and tricks from a pro Tiramisu maker – for example,  did you know that the dessert is even better after resting a night in the fridge?

We definitely all agree on the amazing flavor and texture of Tiramisu, but there’s something about it that caused discontent and disagreement: its origins.

As you may know, Italians are very serious about food – and very proud of their typical products too.

In the last century, many different regions and cities of Italy claimed the authorship of Tiramisu: Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Turin, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia were the main contestants.

Recently, a research was published, stating that the winner is Friuli Venezia Giulia!

Apparently, the dessert was created there in the 50s, changing some existing recipes. And it definitely makes sense, because before those years it would have been really difficult to transport and preserve fresh food like mascarpone cheese.

Fun fact:

  • Tiramisu, in Italian, means “lift me up”. It’s a very nutritious and energetic dessert, thanks to cheese, eggs, sugar and coffee, and it was considered even aphrodisiac. That’s the reason for this slightly evocative name!

Are you ready to try the original Tiramisu recipe, straight from the Silver Spoon cookbook?

INGREDIENTS

Serves 6

  • 500g mascarpone
  • 200g savoiardi1
  • 150g sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 cups of coffee (normal or dec)
  • For decoration
  • Cocoa powder

STEPS

  1. Whisk the egg whites until firm.
  2.  Combine in a bowl the egg yolks and sugar, knead until they are white and fluffy.
  3. Gently incorporate the mascarpone and then the egg whites.
  4. Cover the bottom of a rectangular dish with high sides a layer with savoiardi brush thoroughly with the coffee.
  5. Cover with a layer of mascarpone cream and sprinkle with the cocoa. Go on until the ingredients are used.
  6. Keep the tiramisù in the refrigerator for at least three hours before serving.

Cook’s tip

The coffee can be replaced with the melted chocolate in milk or fruit syrups.

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