The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
~ Anatole France

(Recipe to come after we conduct taste tests!)


    3 eggs, separated
    2 cups espresso, cooled (I used instant coffee – make this VERY strong – with at least 3 times the amount of coffee powder you’d usually use with that amount of water)
    4 tbsp French Vanilla Kahlua (or other Kahlua/brandy)
    4 tbsp caster sugar
    250g mascarpone cheese
    170ml thickened or whipped cream (optional)
    16 large sponge fingers
    Dark chocolate, chopped, or cocoa powder
    6 ramekins for serving

    Prepare the espresso and chill it in the fridge/freezer till it is at least room temperature.
    Beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale. Add the mascarpone cheese and kahlua/brandy, and beat the mixture until just combined. Fold in the thickened cream if using.
    In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture.
    Spoon one tablespoon of the mixture into each ramekin, using the back of the spoon to spread it across the bottom. Break the sponge fingers to fit the ramekins, dip them in the espresso and shake them so they are not dripping, and arrange them in a tight, single layer on top of the mixture. Spread another layer of mixture on top, followed by another layer of sponge fingers. Finish with a final layer of mixture, then sprinkle the chopped chocolate bits or cocoa powder evenly over it.
    Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and refrigerate them for at least 6 hours before serving.
    Yields 6 servings.



6 responses to “Tiramisu

  1. Yum, looks so good – and I have a packet of savioardi in my pantry – so I will look forward to the recipe post-taste testing (if it passes muster!). Also, I have the exact same ramekins – surely the tiramisu is meant to be!

  2. Oh wow, this looks fantastic!! Perhaps making individual ramekins would prohibit me from eating an entire tiramisu cake? … but most likely not…

  3. Rosa – here you go!

    Samantha – thanks :-) hehe, nothing wrong with eating a whole tiramisu cake from time to time, I am sure!

  4. Oh that looks so good!

    As a child, I’d only eat the mascarpone layer as I had an aversion to the soggy sponge, but now – whether it’s my adult taste buds or love of coffee – I can’t get enough of the stuff.

  5. Looks like a good recipe. I will remember to come back when I need to make it cause I love Tiramisu!

  6. I like the individual serving approach.

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