11 August 2012

FOODIE WEEKEND - Classic Tiramisu

Hello, everyone! How time flies and here we are again, passing through another weekend. Last week if some of you remember, I shared a recipe for Eggless Tiramisu and this week, I made the classic version or the original recipe for tiramisu that calls for the use of egg yolks.  Honestly speaking, I kind of like the simpler recipe without the egg but Captain thinks that a tiramisu should be with eggs or it is not a tiramisu!  Well, to honor his Italian heritage, I share with you today the recipe for Classic Tiramisu.

Classic Tiramisu

A pack of 20 savoiardi or lady finger biscuits
500 grms of mascarpone cheese
1 cup or 275 ml of whipping cream

4 large egg yolks

Double shots of espresso (sugared) mixed with 
1/2 a cup of coffee (sugared) chilled
1/2 or 2/3 cups of caster sugar
Some cocoa powder for sprinkling
Shaved or chopped dark chocolate for sprinkling, I used chocolate chips this time

1/4 cup of marsala wine or 2 teaspoons of dark rum (optional)

Beat the egg yolk until light and fluffy, add in sugar and marsala wine and mix well.
Heat the mixture over a pot of boiling water, so it is best if you use a metal bowl that absorb heat well.  
The eggs will be cooked by the steam from the water in the pot below (I hope I make sense here since I actually forgot to take pictures, sorry!)
The eggs mixture should become smooth and when it starts to bubble, remove from the heat and set aside.
In an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream until fluffy. In a bowl, mix mascarpone cheese and sugar until smooth. 
Add in the egg mixture into the cheese and mix well working slowly.
Fold in the whipping cream in the cheese and egg mixture.  
Lightly dunk savoiardi/lady fingers in the coffee and espresso mixture and arrange them in a mold. 
Cover the savoiardi with half of the cheese and cream mixture. Smooth with spatula.  Sprinkle the cocoa powder on top of the cheese and cream mixture followed by cheese and cream and cocoa powder.  
Finally sprinkle the shaved/chopped chocolate/chocolate chips on top and chill for at least couple of hours before serving.

Note :
The color of the cheese, cream and egg mixture should be the lightest of yellow unlike white in the eggless recipe and it was slightly runny but all that was not a problem after chilling in the fridge for almost 3 hours! 

Buon Apetito!


  1. My mouth is watering Mrs C! I'm a total sucker for Tiramisu and anything CHOCOLATE! The Captain must be pretty happy :)

  2. this looks delicious!! I love tiramisu!

  3. Great pics!!!!!



  4. YUM :)

  5. Wow, another great recipe!! Thanks for posting---this looks wonderful!

  6. Heey I really like your blog, very special :)and this recipe is so great
    would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella

  7. its such great classic food, i love it and i like it.
    its really look so weet and your look inspirations for eating lol

  8. its looks delicious!!


  9. Great post!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear!

  10. This is my all time favorite dessert and the Captain is absolutely correct! :)
    I have made this at home and just yesterday bought a brand that's made in Italy! How funny is that!
    I got your email my darling friend and I am putting together a lengthy response...


    XOXO Dana

  11. Ha ha, I can see where the Captain is coming from (I'm half Italian)! This looks so delicious and I'm sure he loved it!

    xo Jenny

  12. El Capitan is such a lucky guy...I really look forward to your foodie weekend Mrs. C because of delicacies like this one!!


  13. I'll eat any type of tiramisu!

    xo Jo


  14. Wow! that desert looks yummy!
    want something sweet now!
    Much love from Miami!

  15. This is bad Mrs C, baaaaaaaaaad! I will be thinking about tiramisu all day! Looks delish!!!

  16. OMG yum!! everytime you post a recipe it makes me so hungry :)

    xo SideSmile,

    SideSmile Style Blog

  17. I've always been a little scared to make tiramisu, but this totally sold me. Fabulous post, love. I hope you had an amazing weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo


  18. UMM so I actually just froze when I opened your recent post and showed my whole house.....REAL tiramisu is our ultimate. I am so jealous right now. I've only been able to make it successfully once!

    Couture Caddy x

  19. Yummy !

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana


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