Tiramisu (coffee, chocolate and mascarpone trifle) – Friuli Venezia, Dolci (Des

April  2, 2015
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  • Serves 12
Author Notes

Categories: Quick and Easy Tiramisù literally translated means “pick me up” in Italian. Tiramisù is a relatively new dessert in Italy, having been created in the 1960’s by Roberto Linguanotto, a pastry chef in Treviso. It is an extremely popular dessert and features on most Italian restaurant menus in Italy and abroad. It is quite easy to make and requires no cooking so is a nice dessert to make when the weather is hot. —woo wei-duan

What You'll Need
  • 500 milliliters espresso or strong coffee which you like the taste of
  • 155 grams caster sugar
  • 40 milliliters rum, vin santo, amaretto, coffee liqueur, or sherry
  • 30 savoiardi / lady’s finger biscuits
  • 8 eggs, carefully separate the white from the yolk and keep in separate containers covered with cling film until room temperature
  • 750 grams mascarpone cheese, room temperature (you can substitute cream cheese but you will need to add 45 gms more sugar)
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 70 grams chocolate, shaved or grated or just cocoa powder for dusting
  1. Place the coffee in a flattish bowl with 30 grams of caster sugar and the rum. Stir to mix. Dip half of the biscuits one at a time.
  2. Once the biscuit has started to absorb the coffee, remove.
  3. Use the soaked biscuits to line the bottom of the serving bowl (a glass container is best).
  4. In a clean bowl (if unsure there is any trace of fat, then wipe with a sliced of lemon and then rub dry with a cloth), using a food processor, electric mixer, or by hand with a whisk, whip the 8 egg whites until when you put a spoon in and pull it out quickly, the egg white forms a peak which then doesn’t sink back down into the mixture. If you are using an electric mixer, mix the egg whites on medium speed, not high.
  5. In a clean bowl using a food processor, electric mixer, or by hand with a whisk, whip the 8 egg yolks with 125 grams caster sugar until light coloured and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes in a mixer. Add the mascarpone to this.
  6. Cut open lengthwise the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds with a knife and put into the egg mascarpone mixture.
  7. When well incorporated, remove the whisk and get a spatula and take a spoonful of the egg white.
  8. Use the spatula to well incorporate the spoonful of egg white. Adding a bit of egg white first will help aerate the mixture so that the mixture won’t be as difficult to combine when the rest of the egg whites are added. Adding all the egg whites at one time also deflates the cream and makes it less fluffy.
  9. Fold the egg whites from the bottom of the bowl to ensure that no liquid has collected on the bottom. If it has, do not worry, just whip it again until it is the same consistency as before and carry on. Add the rest of the egg whites, using a folding technique to incorporate them. Do not stir.
  10. Smooth half of the cream mixture over the soaked cookies.
  11. Sprinkle half of the chocolate over top evenly.
  12. Dip the remaining 15 cookies into the coffee and place on top of the chocolate layer.
  13. Repeat layering the cream.
  14. Sprinkle half of the chocolate over top evenly.
  15. Refrigerate 4 to 24 hours and serve.
  16. NOTES Because this has raw egg in it, you must keep it in the refrigerator at all times and only remove just before eating. Do not serve this to young children.

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