There are many Tiramisu recipes out there. It ranges from cake like to pudding texture, very chocolaty to alcoholic. Well, I am big on the pudding-like texture with a touch of chocolate and a splash of Vin Santo.
Tiramisu: The way I like it
- bag of Lady finger cookies
- 1 cup coffee/espresso cooled (you can use decaf)
- 1/4 cup Vin Santo or Marsala (optional)
- 4 fresh eggs separated
- 500 grams Mascarpone whipped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- dash of salt
- cocoa powder to sprinkle on top
First you are going to want to beat the egg yolks with sugar, then add in the marscapone and salt.
Whisk the egg whites with a tablespoon of sugar, until they are stiff peaks.
Take a small amount of the whites and add to the mascarpone mixture. Slowly fold in the rest until you create a nice creamy pudding-like mixture. But try to keep it light and fluffy, if you mix too much it will flatten.
In a medium size flat casserole dish lay a row of lady fingers, pour 1/2 cup of the coffee (combined with the alcohol if using) over the lady fingers just lightly soaking them.
Spread a layer of the mascarpone cream, take the next set of lady fingers and dip the bottom of each one in the remaining coffee and place on top of the cream.
Cover again with the rest of the cream and sprinkle cocoa powder on top. Refrigerate for at least an hour.