21st March - Tiramisu day
Tiramisu’ is the most famous Italian dessert and today is that day of the year where everyone is allowed to prepare it and eat it, without having a guilty conscience….or nearly!
INGREDIENTS for 6-8 servings:
4 flat spoons sugar
250/300 g mascarpone
2 packets savoiardi biscuits
200 ml espresso Coffee
2 tbsp Marsala liqour
Separate yolks from whites. Beat yolks with sugar until it looks whitish. Add mascarponeone spoon at a time and mix carefully. Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Add whipped whites to cream very carefully or the air will go out.
Dip savoiardi in coffee (you can add some sugar and Marsala to the coffee) quickly as they should not go soft.
In a square/rectangular form, alternate layers of biscuits and layers of cream and end with a layer of cream.
Put some cocoa powder in a sieve and with a fork sprinkle it over the last layer.
Put in the fridge to set.
If you want to make a version for children, skip the Marsala and replace the coffee with barley coffee
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