One of my favorite desserts will always be Tiramisu, It seems so long ago that Mama Jeanette taught me how to make this classical dessert from her home town of Sienna just as her mother had taught her, and her mothers mother before her.
Mama Jeanette’s version of Tiramisu is one of the most requested recipes I have on my blog, and the only complaint I receive is that so many people assume its beyond their skill level and are afraid to try making this amazing dessert. Recently I’ve gotten quite a few emails asking that I do step by step pictures of my Tiramisu to help them through the process.
While step by step images are not a regular feature on my blog, in this instance I’m happy to oblige in the hopes that they will help everyone to understand the process more clearly. Once you get through your first sabayon you’ll see just how easy it is to make this classic and it will become your signature dessert, requested by your friends and family.
I’d like to thank the Mid Atlantic Dairy Association for sponsoring this post, and for their continued support of my blog. Stop by the Dairy Spot to see more of my recipes on their site as well as many more delicious dairy creations that there staff and guests share on a regular basis.
Egg yolks and sugar becomes your Sabayon
add in the Mascarpone
add the whipped cream
fold in the whipped cream
finished mascarpone cream
dip the Savoiardi lady fingers in the coffee-kahlua mixture
layer the prepared lady fingers in the bottom of the pan
add a layer of Tiramisu cream
add another layer of prepared lady fingers
add another layer of Tiramisu cream and dust with unsweetened cocoa
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 cup sugar
- 1¼ cup mascarpone cheese
- 1¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 -12 oz packages Savoiardi Lady fingers (crunchy not soft variety)
- 1 cup cold espresso or strong coffee
- ½ cup coffee flavored Liquor (optional)
- 1 tbsp cocoa for dusting
- Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
- This is your sabayon, remove from the heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.
- Add Mascarpone to whipped yolks, beat until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks.
- Gently fold the whipped cream in the mascarpone sabayon mixture and set aside.
- Mix the cold espresso with the coffee liquor and dip the lady fingers into the mixture just long enough to get them wet, do not soak them!
- Arrange the lady fingers in the bottom of a 8 inch square baking dish (or 6×9)
- Spoon half the mascarpone cream filling over the lady fingers.
- Repeat process with another layer.
- Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
- Dust with cocoa before serving
I can promise you once you’ve made your first Tiramisu with my recipe you’ll never be happy with restaurant Tiramisu again. And definitely plan on making it on regular basis, it’s just that good!
Thanks again to the Dairy Spot for their continued support, I honestly couldn’t imagine a world without dairy products! You can also find my Tiramisu at Food Management Magazine where I’m the featured Chef demo with Tiramisu done right.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a happy week my friends!