Tiramisu is a classic no-bake Italian dessert combining espresso-dipped ladyfingers and creamy lightly sweetened mascarpone cream. This dessert is among the most popular Italian desserts and it originates from Veneto region in the north of Italy.
Tiramisu might seem hard to prepare but be sure it's not so complicated. There are 2 components in tiramisu: coffee-dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone cream. Dust the whole thing with a dense layer of unsweetened cocoa to finish.
Ladyfingers (savoiardi in Italian) are a sweet, pretty dry finger-shaped cookies. They are main ingredient in many Italian dessert including tiramisu and zuppa inglese. Ladyfingers take on a cake-like texture when layered underneat cream. You can find them in most large grocery stores or you can purchase them onine. Ladyfingers soak up a lot liquid so make it a very qucik dunk.
It goes: espresso-dipped ladyfingers, mascarpone cream, remaining espresso-dipped ladyfingers, and remaining mascarpone cream. Dust the whole thing with a dense layer of unsweetened cocoa to finish.
Most tiramisu recipes use whipped egg whites or whipped cream in mascarpone cream. This recipe uses both to get airy texture and make the filling a bit more rich.
In this dessert we will add a whipping cream to make the cake lighter and foamy. Tiramisu is a dessert which can be prepared in only 30 minutes and it is ideal for every occasion, from the chic dinner to the simplest afternoon coffee break.