Best-ever tiramisu

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(89 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Plus chilling

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal853
  • fat73g
  • saturates42g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.25g
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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 finger
  • 25g chunk dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

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.

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Barbeque4you
25th Jun, 2014
Great recipe, really quick & easy to make, I prefer it with more heavily soaked sponge though.
Hayleybobs91
17th Jun, 2014
5.05
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
7th Jun, 2014
5.05
This has got to be the easiest and most delicious recipe I have ever tried, my whole family absolutely love it.
southlundon
24th May, 2014
5.05
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
8th May, 2014
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
27th Apr, 2014
3.8
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
22nd Apr, 2014
5.05
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
4th Mar, 2014
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
20th Feb, 2014
This is a really easy recipe to follow and it tastes delicious .
Sunshine day
20th Feb, 2014
This is a great tasting recipe,easy to follow and delicious .

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