Tiramisu is really well-known and common to find almost everywhere, but not everyone knows about the original italian recipe.
Here we go with the original recipe for a great and 100% italian tiramisu
Ingredients for 6 people
- 5 yolks
- 5 table spoons of white sugar
- 500 g Mascarpone
- 500 g Savoiardi biscuits
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Espresso Coffee / enough to fill a big Moka
- 2 table spoon of Marsala (italian liquor)
First of all, start with the coffee, it would be better to use an Espresso, prepared with the Moka, but if you prefer not to have a too much strong coffee- afraid of insomnia during the night- then use the electric coffee machine, the coffee will be lighter. Be sure, anyway, that the quantity will be enough to cover almost 500g of Savoiardi biscuits.
While the coffee is preparing, take 5 eggs and put in a tall and big bowl just the 5 yolks. Add 5 spoons of white sugar, and start mixing the yolks with sugar, better with a mixer with beaters. Mix for at least 10 minutes, till you have a light yellow cream. NB: the longest you’ll mix, the softer and lighter your cream will be, so be patient and mix as long as you can (15/ 20 mins is fine)
Afterwards, add to this cream, 500g of Mascarpone, keep on mix for up to 10 minutes, till you will see a soft and light cream. Even now, the longest you’ll mix, the better will be. It’s time now to add 2 table spoon of Marsala, you can find this liquor in Italian wine shops, it tastes delicious. Mix again Marsala to the Mascarpone cream, and taste to see if it’s sweet enough, or you want to add some more sugar, or some more liquor.
Now it’s almost done! It’s time to prepare your serving dish - use a pie dish with high sides, better rectangular. Start putting Savoiardi on the bottom of the dish, each close to the other till the bottom is completely covered (you can cut some pieces of savoiardi to fill the little holes in between the biscuits). Pour the coffee over your first level of savoiardi, use a spoon to spread the coffee to every biscuit. They have to become softer. When you finish with the coffee, spred your mascarpone cream all over the biscuits. Then put some unsweetened cocoa powder. Repeat up to another level with other Savoiardi, and same technique. :) Two levels are fine.
Put then your Tiramisu in fridge and serve it cold, but not too much. Enjoy!