How to make the authentic Italian coffee tiramisu


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tiramsu ingredients

Prep time

45 min

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Discover the origin of tiramisu

Today I will take you on a journey through the fascinating streets of Italy, to discover a sweet treasure that has stolen everyone's hearts: tiramisu . But listen, this isn't just a recipe. It is a story woven of passion, tradition and a touch of enigma.

Imagine yourself sitting in a cozy Italian cafe , the enveloping aroma of coffee floats in the air, pampering you sweetly. You watch the waiter place a plate of tiramisu at a nearby table, and your eyes light up. What is this wonder that has fascinated Italy and conquered the world?

Tiramisu is like a poem composed through flavors. The precise details of its origins are shrouded in a veil of mystery, but it is said to have deep roots in the Italian regions. Perhaps it was born as a secret jealously guarded in family kitchens, a dessert that brought comfort and joy.

The word "tiramisu" itself means "cheer me up" , an invitation to relieve yourself from everyday worries thanks to this touch of sweetness. And trust me, when you take that first bite, you'll immediately understand why. Layers of soft biscuits dipped in coffee, wrapped in a mascarpone cream so velvety it melts in your mouth, all enlivened by a splash of cocoa for a perfect balance.

But tiramisu is not just a dessert. It's an Italian- flavored hug. It's a celebration of the love of coffee , the joy of sharing and the pleasure of an indulgent moment. In this short, but very sweet, introduction I have brought you into the world of tiramisu , but the real magic happens the moment you taste it. So, get ready to immerse yourself in this story and enjoy the flavor of this Italian sweet masterpiece.

Ingredients for coffee tiramisu

  • 500g of mascarpone
  • 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 150g of sugar
  • 300ml of O'ccaffè Classic Espresso coffee , cooled
  • 200g of ladyfingers (also called "ladyfingers" or "pavesini")
  • Cocoa powder for the final dusting

How to prepare coffee tiramisu

Step 1 - Prepare the coffee and let it cool.

The secret of an extraordinary Coffee Tiramisu lies in the use of quality coffee, such as O'ccaffè Espresso Classico . Prepare a cup of O'ccaffè coffee and let it cool completely. The enveloping aroma and unmistakable taste of this coffee will blend with the other ingredients, creating a symphony of flavors without equal.

Step 2 - Cream of egg yolks and sugar: A perfect union

Start preparing the Coffee Tiramisu cream by combining the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl. Using a whisk or an electric mixer, beat vigorously until the mixture is light and fluffy. This combination of egg yolks and sugar will give the cream its velvety texture and the right balance of sweetness.

Step 3 - Mascarpone: Creamy Heart of Tiramisu

Add the mascarpone to the egg yolk and sugar mixture and mix carefully until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous cream. Mascarpone, with its creamy consistency and delicate taste, will be the creamy heart of our Coffee Tiramisu.

Step 4 - Whipped egg whites: Lightness and Softness

In a clean, dry bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites before whipping them to help stabilize the foam. This step will give the Coffee Tiramisu a unique lightness and softness, making it a real pleasure for the palate.

Step 5 - Harmonious Union: Egg Whites in the Cream

Incorporate the whipped egg whites into the mascarpone cream, mixing delicately from bottom to top. This delicate process will allow you to maintain the lightness of the foam and obtain a harmonious and velvety cream.

Step 6 - Ladyfingers in Coffee: A Delicate Steep

Take the ladyfingers, also called "ladyfingers" or "pavesini", and dip them lightly in the cooled coffee. Be sure to soak them only slightly to prevent them from becoming too mushy. This combination of coffee and ladyfingers will give our Tiramisu a soft consistency and an irresistible flavour.

Step 7 - Layer of Mascarpone Cream: Delicious Coverage

In a rectangular baking dish or on a serving plate, distribute a layer of ladyfingers soaked in coffee. Cover the ladyfingers with a generous layer of mascarpone cream, leveling carefully to obtain a refined and inviting result.

Step 8 - Repeat and Alternate: Layer Magic

Continue alternating layers of ladyfingers and mascarpone cream until you run out of ingredients, making sure to finish with a layer of cream on top. This dance of layers will give the Coffee Tiramisu its characteristic elegant and irresistible presentation.

Step 9 - Regenerating rest: in the refrigerator

Cover the Coffee Tiramisu with cling film and place it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. This rest period will allow the Tiramisu to solidify and the flavors to blend, giving you a dessert with a perfect consistency and an enveloping taste.

Step 10 - Greedy Touch: Sprinkling of Cocoa

Before serving your Coffee Tiramisu, dust the surface generously with cocoa powder. The cocoa will complete the presentation of the dessert and add a delicious touch to your culinary masterpiece.

At Cafe Tiramisu

Tiramisu is ready to taste! This recipe is for approximately 4/6 portions, depending on the size of the serving dish used.

Remember that coffee tiramisu is even better if left to rest in the fridge for a few hours, as the flavors develop and mix better. Enjoy this classic and delicious Italian dessert! Enjoy your meal!