When it comes to desserts, Tiramisu is in my top five favorites of all time. Selma and I always pick some up from Whole Food’s when we feel like splurging but that gets expensive rather quickly (as does shopping at Whole Foods in general). So in an effort to save our bank accounts, we set out to make our own. I have always thought that Tiramisu was a complicated masterpiece that took hours of pain staking labor to create but we quickly found that it’s actually pretty easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredient. Plus, we are happy to say that we will never be buying from Whole Food’s again because this recipe is ridiculous.
What you will need:
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 cup sugar
- 1¼ cup mascarpone cheese
- 1¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 7oz packages of Ladyfingers (hard or soft)
- 1 cup cold espresso or extra strong coffee
- 2 oz of spiced rum or amaretto
- 1 tbsp cocoa for dusting
Step 1: Brew your coffee or espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine (like most of us), a nice strong cup of coffee works well too. This would also be a good time to start your double boiler. Boil a pot of water and reduce to a simmer.
Step 2: Separate your egg yolks from the whites.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your sugar and egg yolks and place over the pot of water whisking constantly for roughly 10 minutes. This will form your sabayon.
After 10 minutes, remove from heat and whip until thick and lemon colored.
Step 4: Beat in mascarpone to your sabayon until everything is combined.
Step 5: In another mixing bowl (or Kitchen Aid if you have one), whip your cream until it forms stiff peaks.
Step 6: Gently fold in your whipped cream to your mascarpone mixture and set aside.
Step 7: No, this is not what you think. In a small bowl, mix your coffee and rum together.
Quickly dip your ladyfingers in the coffee mixture and line side by side in a 9 in. square baking dish. Do not over-soak them or they will disintegrate into a sad mess. You can use either soft or hard ladyfingers but if you’re going to eat it immediately I would recommend getting soft.
Add in half the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and spread evenly.
Step 8: Repeat the process creating another layer.
Step 9: Lastly, dust with cocoa powder and let it sit in the fridge for ~4 hours. For best results, let it sit overnight so everything has a chance to set.
Step 10: Try not to eat the entire pan in one sitting!
And there you have it, the best tiramisu you will ever eat!
Thanks for reading and leave a comment below if you have any questions!