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Tiramisù, the Authentic Italian Recipe

Italian Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that consists of layers of ladyfingers soaked in espresso and coffee liqueur, mascarpone cheese, and cocoa powder. The result is a sweet and creamy dessert that is sure to please any crowd.
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Tiramisù, the Authentic Italian Recipe
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 30 minutes
  • Servings 8 people

The Tiramisu is a truly mouthwatering traditional Italian dessert, perhaps the most well-known and appreciated Italian dessert all over the world. The meeting between the coffee-soaked ladyfingers (Savoiardi as we call them in Italy) and a creamy custard made of mascarpone cheese is really perfect, creating a soft and intensely flavored sweet. Tiramisu is a delightful and indulgent treat that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Preparing Tiramisù is really simple: you will only need a few ingredients and only 30 minutes of time and it does not even require baking, but only resting for at least a couple of d’hours in the refrigerator, so it is ideal to prepare in advance even when you have guests for dinner, to serve a creamy and rich end-of-meal dessert with minimal effort.

And if you want to go the extra mile to make the Tiramisu Recipe, try baking the Ladyfinger Biscuits yourself: it will take a little extra time but we assure you it will be worth it!
Please note that for a perfect result of this recipe, you’ll need to make fresh espresso coffee. If you don’t have an espresso machine you can go and buy some to a local store, otherwise you could buy a moka pot and make some fresh coffee at home.

This is the same recipe you’d find prepared by Italian families and that you’d eat in Italy. You’ll find different variations of Tiramisu, but only this one with eggs and mascarpone cheese it’s the authentic one.


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  1. To prepare the Tiramisu first devote yourself to making espresso using a moka pot, then transfer it inside of a bowl and leave it to cool.

  2. In the meantime, devote yourselves to the mascarpone cream: whip the egg yolks with the sugar until light and fluffy, then add the mascarpone one tablespoon at a time and process the cream until it is thick and smooth.

  3. At this point assemble the Tiramisu: on the bottom of the baking dish spread a thin layer of cream, soak the ladyfingers in coffee and arrange them in a single layer. Spread the layer of cookies with half the cream, cover with another layer of ladyfingers soaked in coffee and close with the other half of mascarpone cream.

  4. Let the Tiramisu rest in the refrigerator for about 2 hours so that it will compact and flavor, then sprinkle the surface with bitter cocoa and serve!

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If you want to further sweeten the Tiramisu you can intersperse the layers of cream and ladyfingers with a generous grating of dark chocolate or some chocolate chips. If you want to prepare an alcoholic version, you can dilute the coffee to taste with Brandy or Rum. In addition, if you want to increase the shelf life of the Tiramisu and also consume it more safely, especially if children will also be eating it, we recommend that you prepare the Tiramisu with Pasteurized Eggs.


To make sure that the ladyfingers absorb the coffee optimally without flaking, always wait until the coffee is completely cold, also avoid soaking the cookies too long, otherwise you will end up with a Tiramisu that is too moist and difficult to cut into slices.


Tiramisu will keep in the refrigerator tightly covered, or inside an airtight container, for up to 2 days.