Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tiramisu.......My New Love

I was introduced to this wonderful dessert few months back by one of my colleagues in the office cafeteria. One bite and i absolutely fell in love with it. From that day onwards on all thursdays i always take my lunch in office canteen as every thursdays we have TIRAMISU :) I wanted to try making this wonderful dessert at home so i started looking out for recipes on the internet. There are many different versions of making this but i chose the recipe shown on you tube here.
Tiramisu is basically made of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese,  garnished with cocoa powder. Some recipes also use whipped egg whites and heavy cream to make it more light and fluffy. For the base i have used Savoiardi which are similar to lady finger. This dish is perfect for social gatherings and parties, you can prepare it one day earlier too. Sending this dish to Events for Eggs hosted by Sudeshna of Bengali Cuisine.

3 egg yolks at room temperature
250 gms mascarpone cheese
180 ml heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp Kahlua coffee liquor
6 tbsp sugar
1 cup dark espresso coffee
1 packet of Savoiardi or about 24 lady finger
coco powder for garnishing

  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light in color for about 2 to 3 mins.
  • Over double boiler cook the egg yolks continuously stirring for about 3 to 4 mins.
  • Remove from double boiler and put the vessel in cold water immediately.
  • Beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form, keep aside.
  • Fold in the mascarpone cheese into the egg yolk mixture and mix well.
  • Now add in the whipped cream and fold in gently.
  • Add the kahlua liquor into the espresso and mix well.
  • Dip the savioardi into coffee mixture and line them on the serving plate or individual dessert bowls.
  • Add in a layer of mascarpone mixture and repeat the process.
  • Cover the serving dish or individual bowls with foil paper and refrigerate over night (Very IMP).
  • To serve, sprinkle generous amount of coco powder over the set tiramisu...enjoy this dish chilled.


  1. I love Tiramasu too, so fluffy and delicate. Looks perfect, good job!:)

  2. Wow... I love tiramisu..thanks for the recipe, will try that soon :)

  3. I love Tiramisu..looks delicious.Thanks a lot for the step by step instructions with shots..gave me confidence to try out :)

  4. I did eggless version few days back, urs looks tremendous, just tempting me to try again...Delicious!

  5. YUmmy yummy, love tiramisu oh god this is so tempting and am all droooling now...

  6. Thats lookin so delish ... Mouthwatering nice arrangement

  7. I had a huge tiramisu cake for my bday! Just love it. great that u made it at home! lovely!

  8. luscious dessert,I didn't dare to make this at home yet:)

  9. Parita this is a new dish to me..! Looks yummy! U do a great job..!:) do check mine..!

  10. Thank you all for such wonderful words, it really makes my day to read such wonderful comments :)

  11. Tiramisu is lovely! Nice descriptive pics. Your hard work shows how you love Tiramisu :D

  12. mmhh thats one delicious Tiramasu....my husband's fav...will try this sometime.

  13. YOu totally got me here. Irresistible! We never leave an italian restaurant without tiramisu. I never made one at home.

  14. wow ! awsome u have awonderful blog ...will surely come and see ur older posts

  15. Hi Parita,
    Your tiramisu is wonderful. You have taken lot more pains than me with all these pictures. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'll be checking out more of your recipes and hopefully making some at home soon.


  16. woww!!it looks too tempting...!!

  17. delicious tiramisu. Lunch is over and I'm now craving for some dessert like this!

  18. I love tiramisu....absolutely delicious....u r making me hungry now.


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