Tiramisu is a layered Italian dessert, consisting of alternating layers of coffee-soaked (or coffee liqueur soaked) lady fingers and sweet mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar. There is still a debate on the origin of Tiramisu.
- 4 eggs
- Mascarpone cheese
- Cocoa powder
- Coffee liqueur
- Lady fingers
Separate the egg yolks and egg whites, beat the whites using electronic mixer until it foams firmly by adding sugar slowly. In another bowl, swirl the egg yolks and sugar, slowly add the Mascarpone cheese to get a beautiful mixture, which should look very smooth and silky. Then add the firm egg whites into the mixture, do not swirl, but fold it slowly.
Lay the first layer of soaked lady finger, spread the mixture upon it, using a flatten spatula, spoon, or knife to flatten the surface, lay the second layer of lady fingers, and the mixture again.
The most technical part would be how to make a very flat and smooth surface by paying a lot of patience.
Then you would need to have it sit in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, let the lady fingers fully soak the mixture and liqueur. When it’s ready, sprinkle with the cocoa powder.
Carefully cut the cake and serve, you can even make the chocolate leaf like me (a little distracted if the method will be introduced here ^_^) to make a presentation. You never know, it tastes so good and looks so fancy.
To serve, you can place the slice in a lift appetizer plate.