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Decadent Tiramisu

Decadent Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a surprisingly easy, classic Italian, no-bake dessert. It contains layers of espresso soaked ladyfingers, mascarpone custard, whipped cream, and cocoa powder. Buon appetito!


Cream Layer:
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar divided
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup mascarpone

To Assemble:
2 cups espresso or strong coffee
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
24 ladyfingers hard variety
1/4 cup chocolate shavings


For the Cream Layer:

1️⃣ Prepare a double boiler by bringing a few inches water to a simmer in a saucepan. Place a heat-safe bowl over the saucepan (ensuring it doesn’t touch the water) and whisk the egg yolks with 1/4 cup sugar in the bowl. Whisk continuously for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

2️⃣ In another bowl, using a hand mixer set to medium-high, whip the heavy cream with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar until the volume doubles. Gently fold in the mascarpone.

3️⃣ Gradually add the cooled egg mixture to the mascarpone mixture, stirring continuously. Once fully combined, continue mixing until medium peaks form.

For Assembly:

1️⃣ Lightly dust a 9-inch square dish with cocoa powder.

2️⃣ Pour the espresso into a shallow dish. Working swiftly, dip each ladyfinger into the espresso, making sure not to let them soak too long. Line the dipped ladyfingers on the bottom of the prepared dish.

3️⃣ Spoon half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and spread gently. Dust lightly with cocoa powder.

4️⃣ Repeat the dipping process with the remaining ladyfingers and layer with the remaining mascarpone mixture.

5️⃣ Finish with a dusting of cocoa powder and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings on top.

6️⃣ Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to meld.