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A basic Tiramisu recipe that is simple to make and delicious. Like most Tiramisu recipes, this one uses Mascarpone cheese, raw eggs, Espresso coffee and brandy.
Preparation time: 30 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes, Serves: 6
3 large eggs, yolks and whites separated
1/2 cup sugar
8 ounces of Mascarpone cheese
1 cup Espresso coffee
2 Tbsp brandy or cognac
1/8 cup cocoa
To make the Mascarpone cream
Combine the 3 egg yolks, 1 Tbsp of Espresso coffee, the sugar, and Brandy or Cognac into a large mixing bowl. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the Mascarpone cheese and beat for 3 to 5 minutes more, until the consistency of the mixture is smooth.
In another bowl, combine the 3 egg whites and a pinch of sugar and beat until the mixture forms stiff peaks. Gently fold into Mascarpone mixture.
Pour the rest of the Espresso coffee into a flat dish. Dip one side of each ladyfinger in the Espresso coffee and lay them, flat side down on the bottom of a serving dish. Use half of the ladyfingers for the first layer. Spread 1/2 of the Mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers and smooth using a spatula. Repeat the above process with the remaining ladyfingers and Mascarpone cheese mixture to complete the second layer. Sprinkle with sifted cocoa powder and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Notes and tips
If you are concerned about using raw eggs, check other Tiramisu recipes that use Zabaglione. A Zabaglione is a cream cooked over a water bath, made with eggs, sugar and alcohol.
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