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Tiramisu': try the foolproof recipe by Tiziana

Ingredients for your easy to make tiramisu': 4 eggs 4 teaspoons of sugar Pavesini biscuits 500 grams mascarpone cheese a couple of "American" coffee cups (decaf if also children will taste it-why wouldn't they?) a pinch of salt unsweetened cocoa powder.


Make sure that you have all the ingredients on your table and start preparing your tiramisu'! Let's start from the eggs! Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. I did it just crack opening the eggs with 2 hads, in the "traditional" way. Take a look at this video if you wish to try a new way of doing it!

One bowl for the egg whites, another one for the egg yolks

First step: Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks Add 4 teaspoons of sugar in the yolk bowl

Second step: put the sugar in the yolks bowl

Second step: add the sugar to the yolks Add a pinch of salt in the egg whites bowl and whisk them. You will incorporate air and the larger the bowl, the more airy the egg whites! I start with mixing the egg whites as the bowl the beaters have to be completely grease (and yolk!) free. A stiff peak will be firm and stand straight up, BUT don’t whisk too much or the whites will split and you will need to start all over again with other eggs

Tip: Don’t whisk too much or the whites will split

A stiff peak will be firm and stand straight up Add the mascarpone cheese to the yolks with sugar and mix.

Mix well the egg yolk, the sugar and the mascarpone cheese

Egg yolks + sugar + mascarpone cheese Add the egg whites to the mascarpone cheese bowl. The tip is to blend the delicate mixture (the whipped eggs) into a heavier one (did I mention that mascarpone cheese is one the fattest cheese on earth? ehm...), using a rubber spatula, spoon, or wire whisk in a gentle up, down, and over motion so that the mixture stays light, and your tiramisu' cream is ready!

Mix the 2 mixtures together

The bowl with the mascarpone cheese mix and the whisked egg whites


Pour some coffee on the plate and wet the pavesini biscuits. Not too much!

Wet the pavesini biscuits with some coffee


Don't wet too much the pavesini biscuits Place the pavesini biscuits on the bottom of the bowl / tureen / tray / pie dish, until the botton is fully covered up. Spread a layer of mascarpone cream, then sprinkle a some little cocoa powder

The tiramisu' is starting to grow...

The first layer of tiramisu' is done! Put another layer of biscuits, then cream, then cocoa powder and continue until you run out of one of the ingredients or until your bowl starts to look too full. In this second case, you can prepare other cups of tiramisu'. The last layer will have to be cocoa powder.

The fridge awaits for your tiramisu'

The tiramisu' is done, now in the fridge! Now the problems begin! The most difficult challenge is now not to eat it right away! You can prepare it in the morning for the dinner, but served the next day it will be just great! Tips: Before - It may seem an unnecessary precaution, but the first thing to do is to verify the quality of the cheese. Sometimes it happens that the cold chain breaks and the mascarpone cheese is not good anymore. You will discovered it only by opening the package before using it. It must have a slight, barely perceptible smell. Should you smell an unpleasant rancid odor, return it immediately to the store! During - Do not use a lot of cream in the first layers. Leave it to the force of gravity and make sure that you have enough cream for a thick last layer. After - While in the refrigerator, it is normal that the surface of the tiramisu' absorbs the cocoa powder. Amyway, do not sprinkle too much unsweetened cocoa powder on its top, to avoid that your guest inhale it and start coughing! If you do not like the look of your tiramisu', just sprinkle some unsweetened cocoa powder just before presenting the dessert to your guests.