Classic Italian Tiramisù

This is one of my FAVORITE desserts (to eat AND make). Once you get the hang of the cadence, you will love making it, too.

What You'll Need:

4 eggs

200g sugar

500g mascarpone

14 oz lady finger cookies

1 1/2 C espresso

2 tsp rum or marsala

cocoa powder for dusting

Preparation: Separate the egg yolks from the whites into different bowls. Slowly add the sugar to the yolks, a little at a time, and mix together thoroughly (with electric mixer) until they are pale and creamy. Mix in the mascarpone with a rubber scraper, then with the electric mixer. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until hard peaks form. You should be able to hold the bowl upside down without the egg whites spilling out. I would definitely recommend an electric mixer for this as well. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Stir from bottom to top so the mixture does not deflate. Combine the brewed coffee and rum in a wide-rimmed bowl. Lightly dip lady fingers in the coffee mixture. Line a deep glass dish with the lightly soaked cookies. Spread a layer of the egg cream mixture on top of the cookies, add another layer of lightly-soaked cookies, and the final layer of cream. Using a sifter, sprinkle cocoa powder over top. Let set overnight or minimum 2 hours. When you're ready to serve, sprinkle a little more cocoa. Buon appetito!


Alyssa D'Adamo