Italian Classics: Authentic Tiramisu Dessert

Italian Classics: Authentic Tiramisu Dessert

Tiramisu, the quintessential Italian dessert, is a heavenly combination of delicate ladyfingers soaked in espresso and layered with a luscious mascarpone cream. It’s a classic dessert that has won the hearts of dessert lovers worldwide. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting in the kitchen, this recipe will guide you through creating an authentic Tiramisu that tastes like it was made in a rustic Italian trattoria.


  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup brewed espresso, cooled
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 1 package ladyfinger cookies
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and place the yolks in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the egg yolks and whisk until the mixture becomes pale and creamy.
  3. Add the mascarpone cheese to the yolk mixture and blend until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well combined.
  6. Combine the brewed espresso and coffee liqueur (if using) in a shallow dish.
  7. Quickly dip each ladyfinger into the espresso mixture and layer them in the bottom of a serving dish.
  8. Spoon half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  9. Repeat the ladyfinger and mascarpone layers.
  10. Cover and refrigerate the Tiramisu for at least 4 hours, or overnight for the best results.
  11. Before serving, dust the top with cocoa powder and garnish with dark chocolate shavings.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Indulge in the rich, creamy goodness of this Authentic Tiramisu. Each bite is a taste of Italy, a dessert that transcends time and borders.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 5g

Tiramisu is more than a dessert; it’s an experience. As you savor each spoonful of this velvety delight, you’re transported to the charming cafes of Florence or the bustling streets of Rome. The delicate balance of coffee, mascarpone, and cocoa creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. Whether you’re serving it at a family gathering or a romantic dinner, this Authentic Tiramisu will leave a lasting impression. So, roll up your sleeves and embark on a culinary journey to Italy with this classic recipe. Buon appetito!

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