The Best Tiramisu

The best TiramisuThis moment when the spoon is sent to the bottom of the jar, goes through all the layers, and comes back up with soft and airy layers of mascarpone cream placed on a cake soaked in coffee and alcohol. This moment is the essence of the Tiramisu. Even then, even before we tasted, it is possible to know which tiramisu it is.

The best TiramisuIf there is one dessert I am willing to eat at any time of the day (in addition to chocolate of course) it is Tiramisu. Today there are so many variations on the original recipe, on the raw ingredients, on the form of serving on the height. Each creation is its own version.

The best TiramisuThe best Tiramisu that Gali and I tasted is in Bologna at OSTERIA DELL’ORSA, which is located in an area where there are many students, so it’s usually full of young people. The place serves wonderful dishes and, of course, Tiramisu, which was defined by a local diner as being the best he knows, and he was right.

The best Tiramisu

The best TiramisuSo after we got back from Bologna, I decided that Tiramisu was going to be a regular guest at our house and here is my favorite version.

Baking Tips before we start 

coffee! For me tiramisu = coffee, this ingredient is so important in this dessert because it connects all the layers and its presence is felt in every bite. Quality coffee will upgrade your dessert. I use espresso.

Ladyfingers or sponge cake? Having tried both, I personally prefer the sponge cake. Its final texture between the layers of the dessert is excellent.

Cocoa only on the top layer? Try to combine it between the layers as well, it adds more flavor and also a wonderful color.

The best Tiramisu

The best Tiramisu

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Tiramisu
4-6 small jars or 1 Trifle jar (18cm)

Ingredients 
Coffee Syrup:
240g espresso liquid (hot)
20g sugar
45g coffee flavored Liqueur/Brandy/Rum

Zabaglione:
3 egg yolks (from big eggs)
70g sugar
30g Marsala wine or coffee flavored Liqueur

Mascarpone cream:
220g mascarpone cheese
130g heavy whipping cream

Assembling:
350g sponge cake (sliced into 1 cm thick slices) or around 30 Italian ladyfingers
Cocoa powder

Preparation 
1. Coffee Syrup: Melt sugar in the coffee, add Liqueur and mix. Cool to room temperature.
2. Zabaglione: In a medium bowl beat egg yolks and sugar.
3. Fill a small pot with a thin layer of water and bring to a boil. Leave over heat source.
4. Place the egg yolks and sugar bowl on top of the small pot so it’s sitting on the pot without touching the water (the heat comes from the steam).
5. Whip egg yolks and sugar, add wine or Liqueur and continue whipping for about 10 minutes. The mixture will increase in volume and will become thicker. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
6. Mascarpone Cream: In a mixer bowl, whip together mascarpone cheese and heavy whipping cream. Start at a slow speed until the cheese and cream come together and then increase speed and whip into a soft but firm cream.
7. Gently, fold the Zabaione in the mascarpone cream.

Assembling 
8. Line the bottom of the Trifle jar or small jars with a layer of sponge cake or ladyfingers.
9. Moisten the cake (when placed in the jar) with about 2-3 tbsp of coffee syrup.
10. Dust cake or ladyfingers with cocoa (possible).
11. Spread third of the Zabaione-mascarpone cream over the first layer of cake or ladyfingers.
12. Repeat the process with two more layers (of cake and cream), Dust the third layer of cream with cocoa until completely covered.
13. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (overnight will be better).

The best Tiramisu

The best TiramisuBon-Appétit
Sharon

Comments

  • 13 May 2021
    Dominique Antonini

    Magnifique

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  • 13 May 2021
    Dana

    Thank you Sharon for this amazing Tiramisu recipe. your pictures are so beautiful and stimulating that I really want to take a spoon and dive into the picture and take a bite 😋🤪
    So… until I make this wonderful tiramisu I will go and drink cold water 😉
    Merci
    Dana

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  • 13 May 2021
    Smadar

    Looks amazing. Do you have a good recipe for a gluten free sponge cake?

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      • 14 May 2021
        Lola

        @Snadar, try @Austrianwithwuff on Instagram; she’s thoroughly gluten-free. I’m sure she has a sponge that would pair with this amazing tiramisu!

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  • 13 May 2021
    Non

    Wow! I must make this. I will make strong brew with local coffee, Kona coffee😊Thank you for sharing your tips. And beautiful pics🥰

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  • 13 May 2021
    Rosana

    Recipe looks amazing .. Love the jar.. where did you get it from 🤗? Thanks for sharing🥰

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  • 14 May 2021
    Mardi

    Can’t wait to make this. You have some lovely recipes. Merci bien!

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  • 16 May 2021
    Myra

    יש לך מעריצה חדשה!! תודה רבה. הלוואי ובקרוב אוכל להגיע לפריס ולסייר איתך! מירה

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  • 21 May 2021
    Marcela

    Hi Sharon! This looks amazing!! Do you have a recipe for a good sponge cake? Thank you so much!

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  • 12 June 2021
    Lilia

    Gracias por todos tus postres, son espectaculares!

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