When an Italian shows you how to make an authentic tiramisu, you know you are learning something great. This surprisingly easy recipe is the way Juls and her family make tiramisu, and always have. The ratio between the three main ingredients is key in this recipe. 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of sugar to 100 g of mascarpone. This makes the recipe easy to multiply and adjust to any size for any occasion. Tiramisu cookies, fresh espresso, dark chocolate and sweet wine work like magic together creating the true flavor of this classic dessert. It's the best tiramisu I have ever had - thank you, Juls!
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 4 good quality eggs
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 400 g mascarpone
- 2-3 tablespoon sweet wine (f.e Vin Santo or Sherry)
- 7 ounces (200 g) tiramisu cookies (ladyfingers)
- 1/2 cup (1 1/4 dl) espresso or strong coffee
- 2.5 ounces (70 g) dark chocolate
- 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Separate egg whites and yolks into two bowls. Add sugar in yolks and whisk until light and foamy, and until the sugar has dissolved. Add mascarpone and mix until smooth.
Beat egg whites until firm peaks form. Mix egg whites in the mascarpone mixture. Pour in sweet wine of your choice and mix. Vin Santo is a lovely Italian alternative.
Spoon mascarpone foam on the bottom of a large dish. Sprinkle with roughly chopped dark chocolate. Dip cookies lightly in espresso on both sides, and place them on top of the first layer. Spoon more foam on top and sprinkle with chocolate. Repeat for a few times leaving a mascarpone layer last. Sift cocoa powder generously on top. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving.