It’s been a while since the last time I’ve made/had tiramisu so here is another simple recipe sans alcohol (since I didn’t have any on hand) that you can try. It took less than 30 mins to whip up (with all the ingredients on hand) and basically if you can resist, let it sit in the fridge overnight for maximum deliciousness. I found this time I didn’t soak the ladyfingers as long in the coffee because I prefer a bit of a ‘bite’ to my cake instead of it being so soggy. Anyway, just a personal preference, you can soak for longer if you wish!
Recipe is from the back of the Savoiardi Lady Fingers packaging that I found at No Frills.
Tiramisu (serves about 12-15 people)
Stuff I used:
2 packs of lady fingers (each pack comes with 2 rows, so 4 rows in total)
475g of mascarpone cheese (the original recipe says 500g but one tub was 475, I wasn’t going to buy an extra one for that 5 grs lol so this amount was totally fine in the end :))
500mL of 35% cream (heavy whipping cream)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 lt. of espresso coffee
2oz of alcohol (I didn’t use any in mine)
unsweetened cocoa powder to sprinkle
Putting it all together:
1. Whip the cream with the mixer and add 100gr of sugar until it becomes whipped cream consistency. Place in fridge as you prepare everything else.
2. Boil water and prepare your espresso. Set aside to cool.
3. In a separate bowl, crack open 5 eggs, using only the yolks and 1 whole egg. Mix well with a whisk, then add the mascarpone cheese, the remaining 50gr of sugar and the vanilla extract. Mix until everything is combined and smooth.
4. Take out the whipped cream mixture and add the cheese mixture to the bowl. Whisk until everything is combined well.
5. Dip each lady finger, (sugar side) into the coffee (and alcohol mixture if you are using) and count to 10. Place dry side down on your tiramisu pan and line the up side by side. Once you have a layer of lady fingers, spread on a layer of the cheese and cream mixture. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top. Then repeat the process of lady fingers, cheese and cocoa powder. I like to arrange the lady fingers in alternate ways at each layer. So, if I started with lining them up vertically, I will continue horizontally the next time.
6. Place the whole thing in the fridge to settle for at least a few hours or overnight.