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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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

chops1979's picture
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perfectly fantastic for a beginer like me .

margaretorton's picture
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I made this in individual glasses and it looked pretty and tasted great. I changed one thing though - I soaked some cherries in amaretto and added them to the layers. Maybe it was not 'the best tiramisu' but it was certainly a very easy and tasty dessert.

rpsico's picture
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Great! great recipe!!!!!! ps: I didnt use the marsala but didnt make any difference!

salica63's picture

This dessert is so easy and quick everybody that eats it think is
Fab you can t go wrong for a dinner party ..

alexcooles's picture
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It's a cheat tiramisu, yes. But it really is gorgeous! Really easy to make and I had enough ingredients to make THREE! I'm used to having Waitrose tiramisu, which is very different. But I think I preper this recipe as it has a wider range of flavours and textures. I will deffo be making this again :)

hrmoroney's picture
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Easy to make and tastes amazing!!

victoriacambridge's picture
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So easy and I used kahlua, a Mexican coffee liqueur and drambuie, because I'm a bodger of a cook, and it was sublime. I think it was the best "pick me up" I've ever tasted!

ruxana's picture
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I couldn't wait to try this recipe...but with all honesty it was just too too much cream! I will try making it the traditional way next time with the eggs.

vickerswife's picture

I loved this recipe.I am not normally a pudding eater or maker but tried this out for a dinner party. Made it the night before, which means less stress on the night of the party, and everyone loved it. I had quite a bit of the cream mixture left over so used as the filling, with jam, in a victoria sandwich...

sarahmaynard's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous! I was worried because some of the comments were negative about this recipe....everyone said it was the best tiramisu they'd ever had! I added a touch more Marsala than the recipe called for....yummy!

newdawn60's picture
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I made this but was dissapointed. I didnt use any alcohol. I used instant coffee in water. I must have done something wrong because it tasted dreadful. Any ideas please.

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