Now, if you’ve ever ordered Tiramisu from a restaurant you know that it generally costs a pretty penny. And it seems fairly difficult to make. BUT Giulia taught me how to make a great tiramisu at home and I’m going to share the recipe with you today! Trust me, as long as you can follow a recipe, you can make tiramisu in your own kitchen.
- 6 eggs
- 12 Tbs sugar
- 16 oz mascarpone (found with the specialty cheeses)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- Barley powder (or espresso powder if you drink coffee)
- 18 oz vanilla wafers
2. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk until stiff. Slowly add the yolk mixture. Set aside.
3. Put some water in a small saucepan. Add enough barley or espresso powder to make the liquid dark (I’m going to be honest…when I made this for the picture I couldn’t find my barley powder so I *may* have used hot chocolate. And it tasted delicious). Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let cool enough for you to put your fingers in.
4. Pull out a 9x13 pan. Dip the bottoms of cookies into the barley liquid. Make sure not to dip too much or the cookies will dissolve. Line the cookies up on the pan to make one layer. Pour some a little less than half of the mascarpone mixture over the cookies. Repeat with another layer of cookies. Add a final layer of the mixture. If you have more vanilla wafers you can have more layers, they’ll just be thinner. Just make sure your final mixture layer is thicker than the others.
5. Put in the fridge and chill for at least a couple hours before serving. Right before serving sprinkle powdered cocoa (in Italy they just use the baking cocoa but if that’s too bitter for you then use some hot chocolate) on top. This tiramisu isn’t quite as firm as you might get in a restaurant, but still just as delicious! When I made this for my family my mom actually wanted to lick the plate!
What’s your favorite Italian dish?