A classic Italian staple! The beloved "Tiramisù " meaning "pick me up/cheer me up", and for good reason. This delicious coffee liqueur dessert always featured at a family party, no matter the size! I was almost confused when I found out that many other people use eggs in their version of Tiramisù. This is how my family has always made it and is the perfect dessert to make when your stuck on quick and easy sweet ideas.
• ½ cup castor sugar
• 250g mascarpone
• 300ml full cream
• ¼ preferred coffee liqueur (e.g. Tia Maria, Kahlua)
• Pinch of salt
• 400g Savoiardi sponge biscuits
• 750ml espresso (12 tazze Bialetti moka pot)
• Cocoa power or dark chocolate shavings
• Strawberries (to decorate - optional)
1. Make a pot of coffee and allow to completely cool
2. Once coffee is cool, pour into a large bowl
3. In a separate large bowl, whisk cream, sugar, salt and liquor until it is whipped. Make sure you taste it so you can judge whether you need more or less salt and liquor. (For a kid-friendly version you can always skip the alcohol).
4. Once whipped, fold in all your mascarpone until combined
5. Start by dipping your biscuits in the coffee and lining a glass, deep serving dish (feel free to split the biscuits in half to create a border).
6. Once lined, make a layer of cream (use half the mixture) and add some cocoa or chocolate shavings
7. Make another layer of soaked biscuits (try and finish them off)
8. Top your tiramisu with the rest of the cream, more cocoa/chocolate and strawberries to decorate
Note: Don’t be disheartened if the first few times you get measurements wrong. You will need to adjust the amount of biscuits, coffee and cream you use to whatever size dish you make it in. The beauty about this dessert is that it is customisable to any sized gathering!