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DharMag September 2016 Tiramisù: the original recipe with ladyfingers and mascarpone, how to prepare the perfect dessert

Tiramisu recipe, dessert with cocoa mascarpone cheese ladyfingers eggs Tiramisù is one of the most famous Italian desserts in the world, but maybe not everyone knows that it was born recently, “only” in the 60 of 1900, in Treviso. Its creator is the legendary Roberto Linguanotto, from the Beccherie restaurant, who started from zuppa inglese (trifle) to make a fresh new, luxurious dessert with only a few ingredients.

Tiramisù is simple, but once you tried it you couldn’t go back: as the name implies is made for cheer up you a bit, “Tirame sù” in Treviso dialect.

Tiramisu original recipe, quick and easy Italian recipes dessert with mascarpone The original Tiramisù recipe is very similar to trifle as concept, but with different ingredients: you soak the ladyfingers in some coffee and make with them a first layer, then mix Mascarpone cheese, sugar and eggs and spreads over them this cream, then lay down another layer of ladyfingers and finally end up with the Mascara cream and decorate with cocoa powder.

That’s all: easy as pie, right? Yeah, sure, but remember we’re talking about a legendary dessert that has suffered thousands of variations, mutilations and attempts of plagiarism… all for a simple recipe ready in less than 30 minutes… and do you know what is hardest part of making Tiramisù? Is to resist and not eat it while you are preparing it!

Ingredients for making the authentic Italian Tiramisù

10 servings
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  • 60 ladyfingers
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 800 grams of Mascarpone cheese
  • 450 grams of sugar
  • 1 cup of coffee, mocha is better to soak ladyfingers
  • 50 grams of cocoa to decorate

How to make the perfect Tiramisù recipe

Yolks, dessert recipes with the yolks, tiramisu ingredients, Italian desserts Break the eggs and place yolks in a large bowl.

Sugar and eggs, preparation and ingredients original tiramisu, dessert recipe Whip the egg yolks with sugar, you can also use a hand mixer to save time. For making Tiramisù you won’t need egg whites, so you could plan to make some meringues too…

Whipping Mascarpone cheese and eggs for Tiramisù, Best Italian recipes When the mixture is well blended and fluffy start to add the Mascarpone cheese little by little, stirring now with a wooden spoon.

Ladyfingers, dessert recipes with ladyfingers, tiramisu recipe with photos When the cream is thick and without lumps, let it rest for a moment, as we take care of the ladyfingers.

Espresso, dessert recipes with espresso coffee, Tiramisu in the cup, dessert Make a cup of coffee, add 1 spoon of sugar and stir and pour into a bowl, then immerse the first 30 ladyfingers, being careful not to soak them too much, otherwise they’ll become mushy.

Savoiardi soaked in coffee, tiramisu recipe, how to make Tiramisù Drain the biscuits and put them on the bottom of a baking dish or a rectangular container.

Align them tight, next to one another, so that they form the base of our Tiramisù.

Lay and spread half of the Mascarpone cream on the ladyfingers, cover with the other 30 soaked in coffee ladyfingers and then finished with the other half of the Mascarpone cream.

To decorate your Tiramisù, sprinkle some cocoa powder with a sieve, then place in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap.

Tiramisu recipe, mascarpone cream egg sugar and cocoa, tiramisu recipe Pull out your Tiramisù out of the refrigerator five minutes before serving it.

Mini Tiramisù in espresso cups, fancy Italian dessert recipes, Italian food For a more elegant presentation, you can prepare the Tiramisù already divided into individual portions, using small glasses or espresso cups.

What wine goes well with Tiramisù?

Best Tiramisù wine, Cascina Fonda Moscato Asti, Tiramisù wine pairings As rule of the thumb for dessert wine pairing, remember that wine should be sweeter than the dessert, otherwise it risks of being bland and unremarkable. To refresh the palate from this massive fat attack we can opt for a classic sweet sparkling wine like Malvasia and Moscato or a fine Porto wine like Graham’s 30 years.

Perfect wine for Tiramisù dessert, Sagrantino passito Paolo Bea 2008 vintage If you want to pair a passito wine, Paolo Bea winery’s Sagrantino is the perfect wine to enhance the splendor of Tiramisù, thanks to floral and spicy scents and a soothing sweetness.

If you want to match a cocktail try with the Godfather.

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