20 mins

    Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert. Ladyfinger cookies are dipped in coffee, then layered with mascarpone (a rich Italian cream cheese) and dusted with cocoa powder. It might become your new favourite dessert!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 egg yolks
    • 1 cup white sugar, divided
    • 9 ounces mascarpone cheese
    • 6 egg whites, stiffly beaten
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 3 tablespoons kirschwasser
    • 1 1/4 cups strong brewed coffee, cold
    • 25 ladyfingers
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a medium bowl beat together the egg yolks and 1/3 cup of sugar. Using a wooden spoon stir in mascarpone cheese, beaten egg whites, cream and kirschwasser; stir until smooth. Set aside.
    2. Dissolve remaining 2/3 cup sugar in coffee. Quickly, to avoid complete saturation, dip ends of ladyfingers in coffee mixture. Place ladyfingers in a single layer in a 24x34cm (9 x 13 inch) glass baking dish. Spread a layer of cheese mixture over the ladyfingers; repeat layers, ending with cheese mixture.
    3. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.

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    This recipe is really tasty and tastes just like the Tiramisu at the Italian Restaurant I work at. However, it needs to chill over-night to make it sit-up properly. Also, the marscapone mixtures is too runny, so the second layer of lady fingers float to the top. I would possibly suggest letting the marscapone mixture chill for awhile before putting ontop of the lady fingers.  -  15 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is so delicious. I skipped the kirschwasser and added about a teaspoon of vanilla. You will not be disapointed!  -  03 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    my family begs me to make this all the time. i don't have any kirschwasser so i just subbed with coffee liquor. this one is a keeper  -  01 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)