Classic Italian Dessert "Pick Me Up"
should I make it?
This is the perfedt dessert to
make for that Italian themed dinner party. Everyone loves Tiramisu and
this is my mother's own recipe!
You won't be disappointed and
neither will your guests!
How long will it take?
Allow about 40 minutes to make
it and a further 2 hours (min) to chill in the fridge.
What ingredients do I need?
For a tray for
people you will need:
shots brandy / amaretto
packs savoiardi finger biscuits
of strong black espresso coffee (cooled)
- Chocolate for dusting
Can I use any alternatives if I
can find certain
I wouldn't dare stray from this recipe!
What preparation do I need to
do / what can I
do in advance?
You can make the coffee and add
a little brandy to it and allow it to cool down.
You will also need a dish similar to the one in the picture (left) to
make the tiramisu.
are the main steps?
the egg yokes from the whites.
the yokes with sugar until creamy (mixture goes pale).
the mascapone to the mixture and beat again until creamy again.
a separate dish, beat the egg whites until stiff.
the egg whites to the mascapone mixture with a wooden spoon and fold in
the remaining brandy / amaretto to the mixture and mix in.
the dessert dish / tray, put a thin layer of the mascapone mixture
covering the bottom of the dish.
the biscuits into the cooled coffee mixture quickly (not allowing them to
become too soggy) and start to arrange in the tray as a new layer.
Continue until you have a full layer of biscuits.
another layer of the mascapone mixture to cover the biscuit layer.
step 8 to create another layer of biscuits
step 9 to create another mascapone layer
the top with chocolate and place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.
How should I serve it?
Serve on plates with a garnish
of small berries / fruits and a dusting of icing sugar or chocolate.
Are there any variations to
this recipe that I could
Don't mess with a classic!
What are the origins of this
is much debate as to the origins of this dessert. Some say it
originates from Siena in Tuscany, others say from Veneto. Some even
say it is a modern dessert only dating back as far as the 1980s!
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