I may sound arrogant but this is the best tiramisu recipe ever!
Now you can imagine what a dramatic deal is was having to make up a tiramisu dessert just so that I could share with you the photos, the fatigue it was to consume mouthful after mouthful you cannot imagine how difficult it was... Not!!
Tiramisu has got to be my all time favorite when it comes to Italian dessert recipes and it really is so easy to make.
Of course you’re going to find lots of variations of the recipes as everyone has their own preferences and here’s mine.
The real question here is “Do you really want to make an authentic Tiramisu recipe, that your guests are going to think that you had it flown in straight from Italy itself?”
Am I exaggerating? Not at all... attention to the minor details is what make an enormous difference in taste and Italians are experts when it comes to Gusto!!
What turns an easy Tiramisu recipe into the best recipe for this Italian dessert?
Simply the quality of ingredients you use!
Here are the 7 basic ingredients needed.
6 Eggs Separated
6 Table spoons of granulated Sugar
500 gr Marscapone Cheese ?
50 - 60 gr Liqueur ?
200 gr Strong Expresso Coffee
Now I don’t believe I have ever said no when someone is serving a tiramisu dessert. I have tasted quite a few variations, but I have to say that this has just got to be the best tiramisu recipe that is going.
You’re probably wondering why I have put question marks against some of the ingredients.
Basically because it is the choice of the quality of those ingredients that makes the difference between a tiramisu recipe and a genuine Italian dessert recipe.
Where ever you are in the world do try to buy a mascarpone cheese that is made in Italy.
There are so many imitation brands that are ruining Italy’s reputation with products that are not a patch on the real McCoy.
Here in Italy there are quite a few brands that produce mascarpone cheese but without a doubt the best and my first choice above all others is Santa Lucia produced by Galbani.
I was truly over the moon to find out that you have no excuses here, cause Amazon.com has this very brand.
Now if by any chance you can't find this brand at least try to but an genuine Italian produced mascarpone.
Sponger fingers or lady fingers is a favorite with many tiramisu recipes.
But here’s where I beg to differ.
I would personally never make a tiramisu using lady fingers (a question of taste) please trust me here, once you have tried what I am going to suggest then you can weigh up the differences and decide which is your preference.
There is only one biscuit I will ever buy to make tiramisu, although I have to confess that I have tried cheaper versions of the same biscuit and what a disaster that was.
Pavesini made by the Italian company Pavesi...
And listen to this...
I was jumping for joy when I found out that they are available to buy on Amazon.Com, cause it’s alright me telling everyone that these are the best biscuits to use but if nobody was able to find them is about the same as putting some one on a horse and not letting them ride it.
So no excuses mi dears... have a try at least once!
When I made up this easy tiramisu recipe I used about nine packets of Pavesini. There are only eight packets in a box so you will be better off buying at least two boxes.
Not to worry they keep very well or you can simply munch away at them there are delicious.
There are no strict rules, it does boil does to taste on the type of liqueur to also how stronger taste of liqueur you prefer.
My favorite is Marsala, it is blends perfectly with the flavors of the coffee
I have found a perfect balance to my tasting a liking. I don’t particularly like the strong taste of liqueur so:
200 g of Strong Black Italian Coffee made in a percolator mixed with 50 – 60 g of Marsala Wine.
Like I said earlier the little things make a difference and that includes the coffee.
If you already possess an Italian coffee percolator then all you’ll need is some good quality Italian espresso coffee.
We love to drink the Illy coffee shown in the image above, so when it comes to making tiramisu it deserves the best too.
And yes... you can buy this coffee too on Amazon!
Don’t be shocked when you see the price as it is one of the most expensive coffee’s here too!
Excellent quality has its price and here is a prime example!
If you’re looking for something on a cheaper line then Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee, Italian Espresso, 8.8-Ounce Brick is an excellent second choice.
I did say that this was the best tiramisu recipe ever but as you can see it is not exactly cheap.
I appreciate the fact that not everyone is going to want to buy a percolator but for an excellent tiramisu it’s worth it.
Side Note About Coffee Percolators :
1. Coffee made in a new percolator always tastes a bit naf! So always make up at least two coffee pots with very little coffee and throw them away.
2. If you don’t have intentions of using the percolator on a regular basis, the best way to keep them is by putting some ground coffee into the base, the filter and in the top.
To obtain about 200gr of fragrant black coffee I needed to make the percolator up 3 times.
Now you know the difference between an Italian dessert and an authentic experience of Italian Gusto...What are you waiting for!
Here you can print off a simplified version of this tiramisu recipe for easy reference.
Or you can follow the simple step by step instructions for this best tiramisu recipe with lots of pictures here.
When you done savoring this Italian dessert recipe, have a go at making Zuppa Inglese, delicious!
A new entry is this super delicious tiramisu made with strawberries, wonderful colors for a perfect Christmas dessert.