I don’t make proper puddings very often but tiramisu is always a winner with everybody.
I looked up for the original Italian recipe and made it my own. Some people like it very strong in coffee and alcohol. I prefer it more delicate to be able to really taste the subtle mascarpone flavor.
A while ago, I had some amaretti biscuits leftover from an order and used them instead of sponge fingers and the result was so much better. The almond biscuit combined with the amaretto (almond liqueur) gave a great twist to the whole dish. Any homemade biscuits would do, I made it with macaron shells as well.
For about 6 people, you’ll need:
– 4 eggs, white and yolks separated
– 100g of sugar
– 250g of mascarpone
– A paquet of sponge fingers or other light biscuits
– A bowl of strong coffee
– A tablespoon of amaretto
– A dessert spoon of chocolate drink powder
– A tablespoon of cocoa
Make your bowl of coffee and add the amaretto, chocolate drink powder and leave it to cool.
Meanwhile, whisk egg yolk and half of the sugar together until light. Add the mascarpone and mix well.
Whisk the egg whites with the rest of the sugar until fluffy and add it to the mascarpone mixture.
Soak the biscuits into the coffee and lay them in a dish. Make sure the biscuits are soaked but not dripping otherwise your tiramisu will be wet and soggy.
Pour half of the egg mixture on the coffee biscuits and make an other layer of them. Pour the rest of the mixture on them.
Put it in the fridge overnight or for minimum 4 hours.
Dust with cocoa before serving. You can make individual tiramisus, a bit more presentable for classy dinner parties.