Italian Tiramisu recipe

I know Tiramisu is not French but it’s so easy to make, it definitely has a place on this blog ;-) It’s a perfect last minute making dessert. This recipe is so simple you’ll end up making Tiramisu quite often, believe me.
It’s an amazing Italian dessert; if you’ve never tried it, what are you waiting for?!

Preparation Time: 15 mn   +1 h or 2 in the fridge

Ingredients (for 6 servings)

5/8 lbs (285 gr) of mascapone cheese
1/2 lbs (225 gr/8 oz) of lady fingers
1/8 lbs (55 gr/2 oz) of sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of expresso
1 teaspoon of Marsala or coffee liquor
Cocoa powder


1/ Separate yolks (and set aside) from egg whites. (The easiest way to do it is by taking the broken egg in one hand and let white fall in a bowl when keeping yolk over your fingers). Beat the egg whites until stiff.

2/ Add sugar to yolks and beat until they turn white. Add mascarpone cheese and mix thoroughly. Fold stiff eggs into mixture.

3/ Dip ladyfingers in expresso and cover the bottom of a pan (or 6 small glasses as on picture) with it. Add a layer of cream, reapeat with ladyfingers and finish with cream.

4/ Let chill in the fridge and dust with cocoa right before serving.

8 thoughts on “Tiramisu

  1. 01/16/2009 at 6:58 PM

    Your simplified tiramisu looks great!

  2. 01/17/2009 at 1:34 AM

    We had tiramisu once with Cointreau and orange zest. It was such a great complementing flavor! Maybe we can try it with your recipe now.

  3. 01/17/2009 at 11:52 PM

    Sounds great! I’ll try it next time :-)

  4. 01/21/2009 at 11:38 PM

    This really looks delicious and it sounds fairly easy to make, but I’m a bit afraid of making this because I worry that someone might get sick from the raw eggs. What do you guys think?

  5. 01/24/2009 at 1:58 PM

    this recipe seems yummy!
    In Turkey, we make it with coffee and cognac instead of liquor.
    You can give it a try.
    I want to try yours but I don’t know lady fingers. We use sponge cake instead.

  6. 11/10/2010 at 3:33 PM

    Thanks so much for this. This might sound weird, but I spent the first few years of my life in Naples, then travelled all over the globe. Now I’m living in Australia, with my Chinese wife, and son we had whilst living in Japan! Truly international, eh? Anyway, I’ve been trying to rediscover the smells and tastes of my youth with some authentic Italian recipes like these, best I’ve found so far! Thanks again, I’ll see if I can add the feed to my google reader tonight, though my son usually does that for me!

  7. 02/10/2011 at 2:51 AM

    every time i see a recipe for this dish i want to give it a go. for some reason the espresso intimidates me. is it just like coffee but stronger? anyhow, think i may give this one a go. Thanks!

  8. 03/18/2012 at 2:52 PM

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