Mum’s tiramisu

Mum’s tiramisu

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Serves
8-10
Photographer
Izy Hossack

There was a brief period when I didn’t have access to an oven. It was about three months of no baking but it felt like an eternity, no joke. I ended up resorting to awkwardly inviting myself round to my best friend’s house to use their oven, and creating no-bake desserts at home. Tiramisu was obviously one of those desserts, given that it is one of my favourite things to eat. It’s a total cliché to say this but my mum’s tiramisu recipe is definitely the best. Nobody denies it and everyone wants the recipe. I think the secret lies in the tonne of booze that is generously laced into both the creamy filling and spongy ladyfingers. Oh, oh, and the thick layer of cocoa powder dusted on top. I am telling you, don’t be stingy with the cocoa powder; dust it all on. It’ll sink in and make a nice bitter layer to cut through the sweetness and strength of the rest of the dessert.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 egg yolks
220g mascarpone
55g plain yoghurt
85g icing sugar
100ml dry white wine
185ml marsala wine
250ml strong coffee, freshly brewed
20-30 ladyfinger biscuits
3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder

Method

  1. To make the cream, whisk together the egg yolks, mascarpone, yoghurt, sugar, the white wine and 100 ml of the Marsala in a large jug.
  2. In a shallow bowl or dish, stir together the coffee and remaining Marsala. Dip the ladyfingers into this mixture briefly and then arrange them in a single layer in a large dish, 21 x 28 cm or 23 cm square, or small, individual glasses (you may have to break up the biscuits to get them to fit). Pour on some of the cream mixture until the biscuits are just covered. Top with another layer of coffee-soaked biscuits and then more cream. Repeat these layers until all the cream has been used up, finishing with a layer of cream.
  3. Dust very generously with the cocoa powder and place in the fridge to chill for at least 24 hours before serving.
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