Tiramisu

Creamy and rich, this classic Italian dessert is always a crowd pleaser.

Tiramisu

Creamy and rich, this classic Italian dessert is always a crowd pleaser. A perfect ending for any dinner party, it works well being prepared in advance and is super straight-forward.

Serves: 8

Time: 2.5 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strong black coffee
  • 1/2 cup Marsala  
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 300ml thickened cream, lightly whipped
  • 1 large packet of sponge fingers  
  • Cocoa, for dusting

 

Method

Pour coffee and marsala into a shallow dish. Set aside.

Beat egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl with electric beaters until pale and thick. Add the mascarpone and whipped cream, mixing gently until just combined.

Beat egg whites in a medium bowl with electric beaters until soft peaks form. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold egg whites into the mascarpone mixture.

Dip enough biscuits into the coffee mixture to cover the base of a 19 centimetre square ceramic dish. Cover the biscuits with one-third of the mascarpone mixture. Repeat layers two times, ending with the cream. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours. Dust generously with cocoa and serve.





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