I made Tiramisu with Heidi the weekend we stayed at her bed and breakfast. It was delicious and I wanted to share the recipe of this favorite Italian dessert.
24 ladyfingers biscuits
2 cups cold espresso coffee
6 separated eggs
6 tbs sugar
500 grms (about 2 cups) good quality mascarpone
few drops orange liquer or extract
150 grms (about 10 tablespoons) coarsely ground bittersweet chocolate
30 grms (about 6 teaspoons) Marsala wine or Sherry
Blend the egg yolks with the sugar and then beat until yolks turn pale. Add mascarpone, orange extract, and liquer. Stir gently. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gently fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture using a metal spoon.
To prepare the ladyfingers, quickly dip each cookie in the espresso.
Arrange half the cookies in a layer, in the bottom of a rectangular serving dish.
Cover with the mascarpone/egg mixture and sprinkle with the grated chocolate.
Add another layer of cookies, and repeat the layering as before. End with mascarpone on top! Best if prepared from half a day to a day in advance.
"Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold."