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Classical Tiramisu
Tiramisu - A step by step Tutorial
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

My step by step instructions for Tiramisu are easy to follow and will make seem like a superstar in the kitchen!  

Course: Dessert
Servings: 9
Calories: 469 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar (201 gm)
  • 1 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese - room temperature (284 gm)
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (420 ml)
  • 2 -12 oz packages Savoiardi Lady fingers crunchy not soft variety
  • 1 cup cold espresso or strong coffee (240 ml)
  • 1/2 cup coffee flavored Liquor optional (120 ml)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa for dusting (30 gm)
  1. 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.
  2. This is your sabayon, remove from the heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored. (whipping the eggs off the heat should allow them to cool off sufficiently if you're going to make a larger batch make sure to give the sabayon time to cool down before adding the rest of the ingredients.)
  3. Add Mascarpone to whipped yolks, beat until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream in the mascarpone sabayon mixture and set aside.
  6. Mix the cold espresso with the coffee liquor and dip the ladyfingers into the mixture just long enough to get them wet, do not soak them!
  7. Arrange the ladyfingers in the bottom of an 8 inch square baking dish (or 6×9)
  8. Spoon half the mascarpone cream filling over the ladyfingers.
  9. Repeat process with another layer.
  10. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  11. Dust with cocoa before serving
Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu - A step by step Tutorial
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 217mg72%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1280IU26%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.