Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert that has been around for decades. It is a layered dessert made with ladyfingers soaked in coffee, and a creamy filling made with mascarpone cheese and whipped cream. This dessert is a perfect blend of sweetness, creaminess, and a hint of bitterness from the coffee. It's a great dessert for any occasion and can be made in advance, which makes it perfect for entertaining.

As a child, I used to visit my grandmother in Italy during the summer. She would always make traditional Italian dishes, and one of my favorites was her tiramisu. She would make it in a large glass dish and let it chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Her tiramisu was always a hit, and I loved the way the flavors melded together.


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well combined.
  2. Whisk in the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add the mascarpone cheese to the cooled egg mixture and beat until smooth.
  6. Fold in the whipped cream until well combined.
  7. In a shallow dish, mix the coffee and a splash of rum if desired.
  8. Dip each ladyfinger into the coffee mixture for a few seconds and place them in a single layer in an 8×8 inch dish.
  9. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  10. Repeat with another layer of soaked ladyfingers and the remaining mascarpone mixture.
  11. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  12. Before serving, dust the top with cocoa powder.

Serving Suggestions

Tiramisu is a great dessert for any occasion, and it's especially perfect for entertaining because it can be made in advance. Serve it chilled with a cup of coffee or espresso. It's perfect for a dinner party or as a sweet treat after a family meal.

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