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Classic Tiramisu on a plate

Classic Italian Tiramisu

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 8 hours
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Edyta
Classic and Authentic Recipe for Tiramisu, a famous Italian dessert.
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  • 4 organic egg yolks;
  • ½ cup of sugar;
  • 1/3 cup of Marsala wine;
  • 1 cup of whipping heavy cream preferably organic;
  • 17 oz. Mascarpone Cheese;
  • 2 cups of Espresso coffee or brewed strong coffee;
  • 3 tablespoon of brandy or liqueur or cognac;
  • 3 tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 count package of Italian Ladyfingers;
  • Cocoa powder for garnish


  • Add egg yolks, sugar and Marsala wine into the glass or metal bowl and place it over simmering hot water to create double boiler;
  • Whisk it constantly for about 5-10 minutes until thick, pale and double in size;
  • Remove from the heat and gently fold in Mascarpone cheese;
  • Using mixer whip the cream until it is thick and fluffy;
  • Gently fold your whipped cream into the mascarpone custard;
  • In a shallow dish combine brewed espresso with powdered sugar and brandy;
  • One at the time dip the ladyfingers in coffee mixture and place in a baking dish (9x13 will work perfectly);
  • Line the ladyfingers in rows, then spread half of the mascarpone custard on top;
  • Repeat with the second layer of coffee/brandy dipped ladyfingers and the other half of the custard;
  • Using the mesh strainer dust the top with the coco powder;
  • Refrigerate for 8 hours;
  • Serve with your favorite Italian dessert wine and enjoy!