Tiramisu Recipe: How To Make This Super Easy Dessert

07/03/2014 11:53 | Updated 20 May 2015

When it comes to desserts, Tiramisu is a classic. Chocolate, coffee, cream... what's not to like? It's easy to make at home too.

Chef Tess Ward demonstrates how to make the best tiramisu in the cooking tutorial below.

Here's what you'll need (serves six):

3 eggs, separated

100g caster sugar

120ml Marsala

4 tbsp brandy

500ml mascarpone

400g savoiardi biscuits/lady fingers

350ml very strong black coffee, cooled

Dusting of cocoa powder

STEP ONE: Combine the ingredients

In a large bowl whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until they form a thick pale yellow mixture. Add 50ml of Marsala and 1 tbsp of brandy and mix through, before gently folding in the mascarpone. Whisk your egg whites until they form soft peaks and gently fold through the mascarpone mixture until thoroughly combined.

STEP 2: Soak the biscuits

Pour the remainder of the Marsala and brandy into a clean bowl, along with 300ml of very strong cooled coffee. Dip your sponge fingers into the liquid until they become damp but not soggy. Line the bottom of a 22cm/8in dish with a layer of the biscuits, breaking them if needs be to create a tight layer. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture evenly over the top. Add another layer of soaked fingers on top and then pour over the remaining egg and sugar mixture. Dust the top with a layer of cocoa powder.

STEP 3: Chill

Cover the tiramisu with cling film and chill in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight if possible, before serving.


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