All You Need To Know About Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu recipe is a must-know for any sweet tooth person who loves to enjoy a yummy dessert after a sumptuous dinner.

Tiramisu (Italian pronunciation: [tiramiˈsu]) is commonly made with coffee, chocolate, and mascarpone cheese. It is believed to have been created in the late 1960s at a restaurant in Treviso, Italy named Le Beccherie (The Butcher’s Shop).

The chef chose tiramisù because it translates as “pick me up” in the local dialect, due to its high energy content.

Tiramisu recipe has got its name from Tiramisu meaning pick me up in English as tiramisu was considered to be a perfect after-dinner picker-upper to keep your energy levels high and sugar low.

Tiramisu Recipe

The tiramisu recipe is very easy to make at home with just a few ingredients and it tastes even better than tiramisu sold outside. It is one of the most delicious desserts that has ever been created.

This dessert has one incredible ingredient which is Tiramisu cream made from mascarpone cheese, eggs yolks, sugar, espresso coffee, and cocoa powder along with sweet ladyfingers (savoiardi biscuits).

Tiramisu has become one of the most popular desserts in Italian cuisine, tiramisu recipe is very easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. It has got its popularity due to its unique creamy texture which gives an instant craving once you get a bite of it. The mascarpone cheese adds richness and flavor making tiramisu taste amazing.

What Is The Traditional Tiramisu Recipe Made Of?

Ingredients

  • egg yolks, beaten
  • sugar
  • mascarpone cheese
  • heavy cream
  • cocoa powder sifted
  • ladyfingers (savoiardi)
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso coffee or 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder + 2 tablespoons lukewarm water. This should be cooled to room temperature and not fully drained of its liquid. Can also use amaretto or other liqueur in place of the coffee. Have fun with it! One could even try a combination of flavors instead of just one type. I know there are some people out there who love tiramisu with a twist!

Steps of making a Tiramisu

Step 1

Whisk eggs and sugar together in a bowl until thick and pale.

Step 2

Fold in mascarpone cheese gently.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks, then fold this into the mascarpone mixture 1/3 at a time, folding very gently to maintain its volume.

Step 4

Dissolve coffee powder or espresso coffee in water and add to cooled tiramisu 4 tablespoons each time continuously folding it into Tiramisu

Step 5

Place tiramisu in the refrigerator for at least four hours to set

Step 6

Dust with cocoa powder before serving.

Step 7

Serve chilled after a sumptuous dinner – What a great way to end the evening!

Tiramisu  Recipe Tips

  • It is extremely important not to use any other flavor besides coffee or amaretto. If tiramisu is made with chocolate, it will lose its tiramisu essence and taste more like pannacotta.
  • The tiramisu cream should be light but firm so that ladyfingers would not get soggy when dipped in tiramisu cream.
  • To enjoy the best tiramisu recipe you must use the best quality ingredients such as fresh eggs, mascarpone cheese, and the finest cocoa powder for dusting on top of tiramisu cake.
  • Do not substitute anything else, use these 3 things: fresh eggs, mascarpone cheese, and finest cocoa powder for dusting on top of tiramisu cake, and do not use any rich liquors except coffee or Amaretto liqueur.
  • If tiramisu is not whisked properly or beaten properly, it will turn grainy, and then you cannot enjoy a creamy tiramisu recipe.

While tiramisu was originally created in the Treviso province of Italy, many Italians swear by other tiramisu recipes like Tiramisu with Marsala wine. Those who have tried it only have good things to say. The amazing blend of mascarpone cheese, cocoa powder, rum, and chocolate makes for an incredible tiramisu taste that will leave you wanting more. We share the recipe with you so you can try it as well.

Learn more about Simple Tiramisu Recipe Without Alcohol

Tiramisu Made With Marsala Wine Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup marsala wine, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ounces mascarpone cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup sweet marsala wine (such as vin santo)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, plus more for dusting tiramisu cake.
  • ladyfingers (savoiardi biscuits) split horizontally into layers if too long to fit across tiramisu pan. Or you can make your tiramisu using different shapes glass-like round or square etc.

Steps of making tiramisu with Mascarpone cheese and Marsala wine recipe

Step 1

Combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of marsala wine in a bowl, mix well until all the sugar dissolves. Add this to one small container and transfer half of it to another container by covering the container with plastic wrap. This will be used later as tiramisu syrup.

Step 2

Using an electric mixer, beat the marsala wine and 4 tablespoons of sugar together until it is dissolved completely. Add mascarpone cheese to this mixture and continue beating until creamy and fluffy.

Step 3

Combine cocoa powder with sweet marsala wine in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to dissolve well. Add this mix to the mascarpone mixture along with a half (1/4 cup) of tiramisu cream made earlier at step one which we kept aside for tiramisu cake decoration purposes only. Fold gently until smooth and no streaks remain visible.

Step 4

Fill tiramisu pan or any round or square glass with ladyfingers one by one, dipping each layer of tiramisu cake in tiramisu syrup.

Step 5

Continue to fill the tiramisu pan up to 3/4th with tiramisu cream.

Step 6

Now cover tiramisu-filled glass or tiramisu pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight so that the tiramisu absorbs all flavors thoroughly. Before serving dust cocoa powder on top of tiramisu cake. Serve chilled after a sumptuous dinner – What a great way to end the evening!

Store this tiramisu recipe covered tightly in the fridge for three days. This can be an awesome Christmas recipe too if made at least two weeks before Christmas day. Savor every bite of tiramisu cake with your friends and family.

Why is my tiramisu grainy

Notes To Take Home About Tiramisu Recipe

Always use the best quality ingredients for making tiramisu recipes like mascarpone cheese, finest cocoa powder for dusting on top of tiramisu cake etc.

If something is substandard or bad then tiramisu will also not taste good. So always try to make tiramisu with the best quality ingredients otherwise tiramisu will turn grainy which ruins its texture completely.

If you are using good tiramisu cream everything else matters less because it provides consistency in tiramisu. If it is too runny then tiramisu can spill out when serving so use the right amount of egg white, whipping cream mixture properly before making the tiramisu recipe.

Read more about Tiramisu Recipe Without Eggs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main flavor in Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is at its core a coffee tiramisu recipe that uses espresso, sugar and Mascarpone cheese, but tiramisu can also be flavored with a liqueur such as Amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur) or Limoncello (lemon flavored liqueur). It can even be made without coffee.

Why is my Tiramisu grainy?

If you are not whisking tiramisu ingredients together properly or beating them enough, tiramisu will have a grainy texture. This can also happen if tiramisu is left to sit for too long after being assembled. For best results, make tiramisu no more than two hours before serving.

Is tiramisu made of ladyfingers?

Traditionally tiramisu recipe calls for ladyfinger biscuits or savoiardi which are small, dry sponge fingers that resemble mini trifle sponges. They are flavored with cocoa powder and often soaked in coffee liqueur. Some recipes call for the use of pound cake instead of ladyfingers as it makes tiramisu moister with an enhanced taste.

What does Tiramisu Literally mean?

Tiramisu means "pick me up" in Italian. This tiramisu recipe is so named because of tiramisu's caffeine content which makes you feel energetic immediately after eating tiramisu cake.

Tiramisu With Marsala Wine

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup marsala wine
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sweet marsala wine (such as vin santo)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, plus more for dusting tiramisu cake
  • ladyfingers

Instructions
 

  • Combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of marsala wine in a bowl, mix well until all the sugar dissolves. Add this to one small container and transfer half of it to another container by covering the container with plastic wrap. This will be used later as tiramisu syrup.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the marsala wine and 4 tablespoons of sugar together until it is dissolved completely. Add mascarpone cheese to this mixture and continue beating until creamy and fluffy.
  • Combine cocoa powder with sweet marsala wine in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to dissolve well. Add this mix to the mascarpone mixture along with a half (1/4 cup) of tiramisu cream made earlier at step one which we kept aside for tiramisu cake decoration purposes only. Fold gently until smooth and no streaks remain visible.
  • Fill tiramisu pan or any round or square glass with ladyfingers one by one, dipping each layer of tiramisu cake in tiramisu syrup.
  • Continue to fill the tiramisu pan up to 3/4th with tiramisu cream.
  • Now cover tiramisu-filled glass or tiramisu pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight so that the tiramisu absorbs all flavors thoroughly. Before serving dust cocoa powder on top of tiramisu cake. Serve chilled after a sumptuous dinner – What a great way to end the evening!

Notes

Store this tiramisu recipe covered tightly in the fridge for three days. This can be an awesome Christmas recipe too if made at least two weeks before Christmas day. Savor every bite of tiramisu cake with your friends and family.

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