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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nibbleandcrunch's picture
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This was delicious with a very strong flavour we made it for friends and everybody loved it!

mindymoo62's picture
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I recently made this for a 50th Birthday dinner party and it went down a storm. Soooooooooo easy to make!
Authentic Italian it is not.......but still delicious and can be made the day before. I did use less cream- approx 400ml as i wanted to be able to taste the mascarpone ( I used the rest to pour over when serving!) Also I didn't have any Marsala so I put a mix of Brandy and Disaronno with the coffee for dipping the sponge fingers. Also added a little Disaronno to the Cream mixture.
This recipe served 9 people who all devoured it with gusto!!
Very yummy!!! :-)

alistorey's picture

This is a fab recipe, I found however, that adding one egg yolk to the mixture makes it more creamy and authentic!
LOVELY!!!

madeitwithlove's picture
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Nice easy recipe, a good one for those who cannot eat egg. I made mine with madeira cake which I have an abundance of in the freezer. I also used ameretti instead of marsala which we don't like. Nothing wrong with this recipe, makes a change not to be slaving over perfection.
D E L I C I O U S!! thank you.

dancehoney's picture
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I made this but edited it a little bit Put 300ml of double cream instead of 568ml (It still made plenty of servings!), I used Coffee liqueur instead of Marsala, I put 80ml in the cream and about 60ml in the coffee mixture then reduced the coffee and liqueur before dipping the biscuits in. With a bit of tweeking this recipe is great and You don't have to put raw egg in which is a major plus for me, also no sugar syrups which really helps when washing up after!

iloveitaly12's picture

I am Italian and you use an egg in tiramisu and if you don't you are a cheat.

iloveitaly12's picture

I am Italian and you use an egg in tiramisu and if you don't you are a cheat.

sunslide's picture
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This is great - I used amareto instead of Marsala. Brown Vanilla sugar instead of caster; used strong espresso 500ml. and flakes from
Charbonnel and Walker. Try it with a cadbury's flake.

daphnemacfarlane's picture
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Very successful recipe, I doubled the quantities for part of a buffet for 35 . Have been asked by quite a few for the recipe. Have now made again for New Year party.

lisldiesel's picture

Very easy and great tasting cream. Yes lots of cream left over if you only do two layers. I simply added more layers, which looked great in a glass container. Will def make again :)

jolleym's picture
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I made this recipe for a party in the summer and everyone enjoyed it. So much so that I'm making it again for new year. It may not be authentic Italian but its still very good.

laurabee's picture
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Needed more sponge fingers than the recipe stated. Was delicious though and everyone enjoyed it. Would def make again :D

halifaxlady's picture
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So quick and easy to make, delicious.

jan1wilson's picture

i added a touch of brandy to the coffee mix lovely!!!

jrustrick's picture
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Not fantastic. Marsala was better infused with the coffee in the sponge fingers. Definitely worth the effort to make proper tiramisu with eggs.

bored_girl's picture
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It was easy enough to make. But it was way too heavy. Both my boyfriend and I couldn't finish our poeces and they were quite a small size. It kind of put me off for the rest of the dessert and it's a big dish so it will probably go to waste. It was also quite expensive to make (expensive to South African standards).

jenniferlouisebrown's picture
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Made this for my Italian friends and they didn't know the difference! Great recipe!

lizcoock80's picture
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Made it the night before as per other suggestions. Was really more-ish but is a cheat's dessert.

helliecopter's picture
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Tastes nice. It's ok if you've got guests who can't eat egg, but it's not proper tiramisu, so I agree with other comments that calling it 'best ever' is a bit of a porker! Quick, easy, yes...but tiramisu it ain't!

soxno1's picture
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ive made this tiramisu on several occasions and its lovely i used marsala wine you have to mix the wine in with the coffee to give it more flavour and use cocoa powder its better than chocolate chunks and its better left till the next day

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