Best-ever tiramisu

Best-ever tiramisu

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This super-simple Italian dessert actually benefits from being made ahead, allowing all the lovely flavours to mingle

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
853
protein
5g
carbs
44g
fat
73g
saturates
42g
fibre
0g
sugar
35g
salt
0.25g

Ingredients

  • 568ml pot double cream
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 75ml marsala
  • 5 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 300ml strong coffee, made with 2 tbsp coffee granules and 300ml boiling water
  • 175g pack sponge fingers
  • 25g chunk dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

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Method

  1. Put the cream, mascarpone, Marsala and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until the cream and mascarpone have completely combined and have the consistency of thickly whipped cream.
  2. Get your serving dish ready. Put the coffee into a shallow dish and dip in a few sponge fingers at a time, turning for a few secs until they are nicely soaked, but not soggy. Layer these into your dish until you have used half the biscuits, then spread over half of the creamy mixture. Using the coarse side of the grater, grate over most of the chocolate. Then repeat the layers (you should use up all the coffee), finishing with the creamy layer.
  3. Cover and chill for a few hrs or overnight. This can now be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. To serve, dust with cocoa powder and grate over the remainder of the chocolate.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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Joanarthur's picture

Hi this recipe is not ok if you have an egg allergy the sponge fingers are made with egg.
I find it very hard to find recipes that are egg free.

essexcaz's picture

I made this for a dinner party last year and it has been requested again so I have just made it again. It is better made the day before and left in the fridge. I buy a basic Madeira cake and slice it instead of sponge fingers and Disaronno works just as well as Marsala. Very fattening but a really impressive but easy dessert.

glasgowgirl49's picture

Unable to get marsala can I use coffee liqueur instead

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I was inspired to make this after the GBBO. Big mistake! I ended up with a large bowl of cream and a few soggy biscuits. The ratio just doesn't work. Hardly any taste and no texture. A heart attack on a plate.

Dalia Emara's picture

Simple and delicious. Every one loveddddd itttt ♡♡♡. I grated plain galaxy chocolate and it was absolutely amazing... thanks for the recipe. .

Lydia012's picture
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Hi,
This is a fantastic recipe! It has been a great success among my
family and friends! My boyfriend however doesn't like coffee (!) so I've adapted this recipe so it can be just as tasty but more friendly for those who are not coffee lovers.
If anyone is curious, I simply used hot chocolate instead of coffee, then over each layer of soaked biscuits I put a relatively thin layer of carnation caramel on top, then of course plenty grated chocolate, then added the cream on top of each layer (didn't have any marsala at the time so used a small lid full of brandy for the cream, and I even added a bit of caramel to it). It was very yummy! Just as great as the original!

katecat58's picture

I was looking for a recipe for Tiramisu without eggs to take to a baby shower, so this is perfect.

Barbeque4you's picture

Great recipe, really quick & easy to make, I prefer it with more heavily soaked sponge though.

Hayleybobs91's picture
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Very easy recipe to follow and make!! Couldn't find marsala wine anywhere so bought a cheap dessert wine from tesco and tasted just as good! I added Tia maria to the coffee and sponge too, it was delicious! I've already had requests to make more :-)

filthy felix's picture
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This has got to be the easiest and most delicious recipe I have ever tried, my whole family absolutely love it.

southlundon's picture
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Five stars!

This is a brilliantly easy recipe to make and went down a storm at a party I took it to. I only used half the alcohol (and had to use sherry as I didn't have any marsala) but it still tasted delicious.

Highly recommended for a basic recipe with the wow factor.

valor2010's picture

Lots of comments on here about this not being a proper tiramisu. So what?! I made this yesterday and it is a foolproof recipe even when tweaked. I used just 330ml of cream, put brandy in the cream and some random chocolate liqueur that I had knocking around in with the coffee and made 9 individual portions. Everyone ate every speck of it!

andreamcgill's picture
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I've made this twice. It may not be traditional Italian but it was delicious and my family loved it. I would recommend using less cream, second time I used cava as I didn't have marsala and it was just as good.

clc's picture
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No need to get eggy about this tiramisu! Just follow the recipe exactly and you will have made the most delicious tiramisu EVER!! Mwah x

The slob John B's picture

That's a lot of sugar, omit the cream and add 3 fresh egg yolks, preferably from your own chickens, hopefully no salmonella. Can also be made with ricotta rather than marscapone.
Great dish anyway.

Sunshine day's picture

This is a really easy recipe to follow and it tastes delicious .

Sunshine day's picture

This is a great tasting recipe,easy to follow and delicious .

andreiagouveia's picture

Quick and easy ingredients and tasted amazing. I use Tia Maria instead and it was lovely :)

Louis Hill's picture

I agree with previous comments that this is not a genuinely Italian Tiramisu. My mother made it and ommited the alcohol. Despite being not authentic, it tasted delicious.

lalonghina's picture

The real cream of tiramisu is made with mascarpone cheese, sugar and egg yolk. And possibly a dash of liqueur, if you like, but it is not essential. When all the ingredients are well mixed, add an egg white beaten until stiff.
2 egg yolks and 250 gr. mascarpone. Sugar to taste.
This cream is very easy to do and it is delicious. Try it!

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