The favorite Italian dessert combines the creamy taste of mascarpone, coffee aroma and hints of cocoa. At first glance, it seems quite complicated, although in its homeland it is a simple and quick cake for a large family. Why not try your hand? Keep 5 classic recipes on how to cook tiramisu at home!
1. Tiramisu from an Italian chef
The author’s recipe is very simple and pleasant to prepare!
You will need: 5 eggs, 125 g sugar, 250 g mascarpone, 325 g 30% cream, espresso, 35-40 pieces of savoiardi, cocoa.
1. Beat eggs with sugar with a mixer on high power until they increase in volume.
2. Separately, beat the cold cream with the cold mascarpone until fluffy on medium speed. Combine both masses and mix with a spatula.
3. Dip the savoyardi in cold espresso, pour in a layer of cream, and continue to alternate layers in this way. Refrigerate the tiramisu overnight and sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder before serving.
2. Alcoholic tiramisu without cream
This recipe has fewer eggs and adds wine or liquor to the coffee for flavor and aroma.
You will need: 250 g mascarpone, 2 eggs, 5 tbsp. powdered sugar, 200 ml of cold coffee, 100 ml of wine or 2 tbsp. sweet liqueur, 100 g savoiardi.
1. Separate the proteins from the yolks and beat separately with 2 and 3 tbsp. powdered sugar, respectively. Should be a nice thick foam.
2. Add mascarpone to the yolks and mix until smooth with a spoon, and then with a mixer. Add egg whites and mix with a silicone or wooden spatula.
3. Dip Savoyardi in coffee with alcohol for 1-2 seconds and lay out in a mold. The next layer is cream, and alternate further. For beauty, sprinkle cocoa on the tiramisu and put it in the refrigerator.
3. Quick tiramisu with cream cheese
Although the classic tiramisu recipe uses mascarpone, you can also try other cream cheese.
You will need: 200 g savoiardi, 500 g cream cheese, 4 eggs, 100 g sugar, 1 tsp. coffee, 200 ml boiling water, cocoa powder.
1. Separate the proteins from the yolks. Beat the whites separately until a stable foam, and rub the yolks with sugar.
2. Add soft cream cheese to the yolks and mix until smooth. Gently add the protein foam and mix with a spatula (not a mixer!)
3. Quickly dip each cookie in the coffee for 1-2 seconds to keep it from softening. Lay out a layer of cookies, then a layer of cream, and again cookies and cream. Garnish with cocoa on top and refrigerate overnight.
4. Vanilla tiramisu with boiled yolks
Raw yolks are brewed with boiling sugar syrup – it’s safer.
You will need: 300 g savoiardi, 3 yolks, 115 g sugar, 35 g water, 2 tsp. vanilla sugar or vanilla, 300 ml coffee, 250 g mascarpone, 250 g cream 33-35%, 1-1.5 tsp. cocoa, 2 tbsp. liquor.
1. Pour water into the bucket, d add sugar and cook until it dissolves. Increase the temperature and boil the syrup until it can be dropped into cold water and rolled into a ball of caramel.
2. Beat the yolks with vanilla sugar with a mixer until smooth and fluffy. Pour the syrup in a thin stream into the eggs, continuing to beat for another 7-10 minutes at maximum speed.
3. Mix the mascarpone with the yolk mixture and refrigerate. Whip the cream until thick and fold it into the cream too.
4. Dip cookies in liqueur coffee and spread in an even layer. Pour cream, lay out the second layer of cookies and cream again. If you have a slightly tall shape, do more layers. Sprinkle with cocoa and refrigerate overnight.
5. Tiramisu without eggs
Many people do not like raw eggs in ready-made dishes, so you can cook tiramisu at home without them!
You will need: 200 ml cream from 33%, 1-2 tbsp. powdered sugar, 400 g mascarpone, 200 ml coffee, 1 tsp. cognac, 200 g savoiardi, 1-2 tbsp. cocoa.
1. Whip heavy cream with a mixer and, when it starts to thicken, add sugar. Beat to soft peaks 3-5 minutes.
2. In parts, spread the cheese into the cream and gently mix with a spatula until smooth.
3. Dip the savoiardi in the coffee and place the first layer on a dish or plate. Top with cream, then – again cookies and again cream. Sprinkle cocoa on top of the tiramisu and put it in the refrigerator.