Sunday, November 29, 2009


In my opinion, this dessert is fuss-free which requires no baking and it's simple to whip up with short notice. I've always been partial to Tiramisu until I tried the one made by my aunt. I was hooked ever since.

Recipe adapted from Almost Bourdain.

Ingredients: (Makes 8)
  • 2 tsp of strong instant coffee powder
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of Kahlua (can be substituted with Frangelico, Marsala or Baileys)
  • 75g brown sugar + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g Mascarpone cheese
  • 300mL thickened cream
  • 250g packet sponge fingers
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
  1. Mix 2 tbsp of sugar with coffee powder, water and Kahlua until everything dissolves.
  2. Combine eggs and remaining sugar in electric mixer and whisk until thick and light. The mixture should be thick enough to leave a trail on the surface.
  3. Put the Mascarpone cheese into a large bowl. Stir in a little of the egg mixture. Fold in the remaining egg mixture. Fold in the thickened cream.
  4. Cut the sponge fingers to fit the size of the base of the wine glass.
  5. Line the bottom of the glass with a layer of sponge fingers. Drizzle the coffee and Kahlua mixture over the sponge fingers.
  6. Sprinkle over a thick layer of chocolate, then spoon Mascarpone mixture on top (3-4 tbsp, enough to cover the sponge fingers). Level the surface.
  7. Repeat the layers until it reaches the top of glass.
  8. Decorate with the remaining chocolate. Cover and chill for 4 hours.

A simple dessert that oozes class. :)


Anonymous said...

Tiramisu! I just made them again for a dinner party last night. I notice use thickened cream instead of double cream. Double cream will make the tiramisu thicker, hold the shape better and hence, prettier :) Some mascarpone cheese is more solid than other, it will also make a difference. Make sure you fill up the layer with enough sponge finger pieces, so it will make beautiful layers. Look really good!! I feel like having another glass of it!

sammi_ysh said...

Hi Ellie,

Do you know which brand of mascarpone cheese is more solid? Thanks for all the suggestions and of course, your recipe. I have been looking for one that didn't require the yolk only. :)

birdutmasali said...

Mmmmhhh !!!
I lıke TİRAMİSU :))

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

I love Tiramisu! What a great idea to make it like a dessert, not cake. :)

sammi_ysh said...

chocolaty liftestyle: I got the idea of Ellie and it does ooze more class, doesn't it? Thanks for dtopping by.

birdutmasali: It is one of my favourite desserts too. Thanks for dropping by

a1187741 said...

Looking forward to have a bite of the tiramisu reputed to be better than grimaldi's =)

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