Tiramisu is a heavenly Italian concoction consisting of among other ingredients espresso, finger biscuits, Mascarpone cheese and chocolate. Follow this easy, traditional tiramisu recipe to make a mouth-watering dessert for your next dinner party.Print
Delicious, heavenly, classic dessert.
- 1 cup strong coffee / espresso (room temperature)
- 3 tbsp brandy / Frangelico
- 1/4 cup castor sugar
- 250g mascarpone cheese
- 1 cup cream
- 500g Boudoir biscuits / lady fingers
- 1 slab dark chocolate, shaved into small pieces
- In a large mixing bowl combine the mascarpone cheese, Frangelico liqueur and sugar.
- In a separate bowl whip the whipping cream till soft peaks form.
- Gently fold mascarpone mixture into the whip cream.
- In an 8×8-inch glass serving dish layer half ofÂ the ladyfingers tightly on the bottom.
- Drizzle half of the espresso over the ladyfingers, trying to saturate them evenly.
- Spread half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the ladyfingers.
- Sprinkle half of the shaved chocolate over the top.
- Layer remaining ladyfingers on top of the shaved chocolate. Again, you are looking to get a nice tight layer.
- Drizzle the remaining espresso over the ladyfingers.
- Spread the rest of the mascarpone mixture on top of the ladyfingers. You can either spread it nice and smooth with a spatula OR spread the mixture and create soft peaks for texture and appearance.
- Sprinkle the remaining shaved chocolate on top.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight for best results (at least eight hours).
I’ve just used this recipe and found the quantities generous – which is good when it sounds so delicious. I can’t find an6y instructions as to what to do with the cocoa powder. I presume it is as an alternative topping instead of the chocolate shavings. One way or the other, it was blissfully easy to make and wonderful to eat. Since I didn’t have Frangelico liqueur, I used some hazelnut wafers instead of the lady’s fingers. It was excellent.
Can i substitute the brandy with the brandy essence???
Hi Angela, yes you can substitute the brandy for the essence and should still taste just as good!
Nice recipe, but Im afraid its not a “traditional” one…