Tiramisu’ – my lighter version of a classic Italian dessert

Tiramisu’ – my lighter version of a classic Italian dessert

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After a long pause due to our road trip in Australia (go see some pictures on the Highlights of my Instagram Account!) and the move from Singapore to Austria, where I had the pleasure of unpacking and sorting out 80 boxes all by myself, I am finally back on the Blog with a new post.

Since I am in Italy, at my parents place in Umbria, I have to share with you an Italian recipe. My son loves it and helped me to prepare my version of Tiramisu’. Well, actually it’s my friend Michela’s version, but I have been following this super easy recipe since so many years that it feels mine too.

It only requires a few ingredients and very little sugar. I use Pavesini, thin crispy and light biscuits instead of sponge cake or Savoiardi biscuits, because we love the cream and this biscuits do not overpower it. I have found them even in Singapore, so wherever you are, if you are looking for them, just let me know and I’ll help you find them!


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Ingredients for Tiramisu’

AuthorLaura
DifficultyBeginner

I have been making this Tiramisu' for years, a lighter and creamy version of an Italian classic dessert. My recipe is easy, simple and done in minutes. Be aware it is addictive - ask the family members I caught stealing from a dish prepared for guests!

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Yields20 Servings
Prep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

 1 Package of Pavesini BiscuitsSavoiardi if you can't find them
 1 cup Coffee (Espresso)
 3 eggs
 3 tbsp Sugar
 500 g Mascarpone cheese
 1 pinch salt
 3 tbsp Cocoa powder

1

Make 1 cup of coffee, espresso would be the best choice and pour it in a bowl, big enough to dip the biscuits lengthwise.

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2

Dip the biscuits in the coffee quickly with the long side and with the other and place them at the bottom and on the edges of your chosen form.

Step 2

3

Separate the eggs, place 2 whites in one bowl and 3 yolks in another with 3 tbsp of sugar.
Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until firm.
Whisk also the yolks until they change colour and are creamy.

Step 1

4

Add the Mascarpone to the yolks and sugar cream, one or two spoons at once and amalgamate well before adding more.
Then add the firm egg whites, mixing carefully with a spatula as to not lose the air.

Step 3

5

Pour half of the cream on the biscuits and spread it out evenly.

Step 4 cooked

6

Make another layer of coffee dipped biscuits. My son did an amazing job here!
Finish with the leftover mascarpone cream.
Cover with plastic film and store in the fridge.

Step 5

7

Before serving drizzle cocoa powder on the surface. Use a sieve to make it nice and fine.

Step 6

8

Dig in and enjoy!

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Ingredients

 1 Package of Pavesini BiscuitsSavoiardi if you can't find them
 1 cup Coffee (Espresso)
 3 eggs
 3 tbsp Sugar
 500 g Mascarpone cheese
 1 pinch salt
 3 tbsp Cocoa powder

Directions

1

Make 1 cup of coffee, espresso would be the best choice and pour it in a bowl, big enough to dip the biscuits lengthwise.

ingredients main

2

Dip the biscuits in the coffee quickly with the long side and with the other and place them at the bottom and on the edges of your chosen form.

Step 2

3

Separate the eggs, place 2 whites in one bowl and 3 yolks in another with 3 tbsp of sugar.
Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until firm.
Whisk also the yolks until they change colour and are creamy.

Step 1

4

Add the Mascarpone to the yolks and sugar cream, one or two spoons at once and amalgamate well before adding more.
Then add the firm egg whites, mixing carefully with a spatula as to not lose the air.

Step 3

5

Pour half of the cream on the biscuits and spread it out evenly.

Step 4 cooked

6

Make another layer of coffee dipped biscuits. My son did an amazing job here!
Finish with the leftover mascarpone cream.
Cover with plastic film and store in the fridge.

Step 5

7

Before serving drizzle cocoa powder on the surface. Use a sieve to make it nice and fine.

Step 6

8

Dig in and enjoy!

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Tiramisu’ – my (lighter) version of a classic Italian dessert

I can promise you, that this Tiramisu’ is going to make you really popular! I remember my friends and family literally falling in love with me (or it??!!) and asking for it constantly.

Let me share a funny story about my tiramisu’: I once made a big one for a friend’s party and stored it in the fridge. As I went to get it, I noticed that someone had stolen with a teaspoon the whole border of the dessert! We easily found the thief and since then, every time I make a Tiramisu’, I will also prepare an extra portion for him!

Having made it so many times, I also tried out different variations:

  • Christmas Tiramisu’: whisk 3 egg whites instead of two. And add 125g of chestnut cream (Maron Glace cream) to the mascarpone and egg yolks cream. You will have a rich and sophisticated flavour.
  • Frozen Tiramisu’: for hot and humid Singapore I made a Coffee Parfait with Mascarpone Cream. You can find the delicious recipe here on the Blog.

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A slice of creamy deliciousness

I am curious, which one are you going to make? Let me know in the comments below or write to me here, on Instagram or Facebook!

You can print out the recipe above or save it on Pinterest!

Have a lovely summer!

Laura


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