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Authentic Tiramisu

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Serves 6

This is so quick to make, and delicious to eat!

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Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod (not essential but does taste nice)
  • 250g tub of mascarpone cheese
  • About 15 to 20 sponge fingers (they could be called Savoiardi in some shops)
  • strong black coffee, sweetened - about 3-4 espresso cups
  • Wine glassful of booze of your choice - Tia Maria, marsala wine, Amaretto, even brandy would work (but I'd use less of that)

Method

    1. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together with an electric whisk until moussey and creamy looking.
    2. Add vanilla seeds which you have scraped out of the pod.
    3. Add mascarpone and beat again.
    4. Gradually add the alcohol and keep whisking until it looks nice and shiny and thick - don't make it too runny. Save some of the booze to put in the coffee mixture - about 2 - 3 tbs
    5. Pour the coffee and remaining alcohol into a shallow bowl and briefly dip the sponge biscuits in to soak up the mixture. Put a layer of these in a bowl or deep dish. Layer with the cream mixture until all used up.
    6. Sprinkle some cocoa powder or grated dark chocolate over the top if you like, to make it look pretty. Stick in the fridge for a couple of hours until it's firmer.

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plums1
10th Aug, 2012
This is very quick and easy to make, and doesn't use too much expensive mascarpone like some recipes.
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