Classic Tiramisu

The last time I was in Europe I spent a significant amount of time in Italy, exploring many cities and taking the train to get from place to place. While on the train, I met a lot of really interesting people, an Italian horticulturalist with his own television show, a suave Italian guy who insisted on playing charades, a group of Australian tourists, and finally, a middle aged Italian woman who spoke broken English.

After a bit of trying to converse, I mentioned my love for tiramisu and the Italian woman immediately began spewing out a tiramisu recipe that had been passed down in her family for many generations. I had made it once when I returned to Belgium, but I left the recipe in Brussels, so I never really made it again… or, rather, it never came out tasting right again, until now.

The recipe and I have reunited (I made it for dinner) and now, it will remain here and easily found.

Ingredients:
500 grams marscapone cheese
5 egg yolks
8-9 tablespoons sugar
1 pot espresso (moka made)
Package of ladyfingers

1. Mix egg yolks and sugar together. Beat with mixer until light and fluffy (peaks should form)

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2. Fold marscapone cheese into the mixture until no lumps remain.

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3. Line the bottom of serving tray with marscapone mixture.

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4. Take a ladyfinger, soak it in espresso (room temperature) for 10-15 seconds, and lay ladyfinger into the bowl. Repeat until a layer of the bowl is covered.

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5. Cover layer of soaked ladyfingers with another layer of marscapone mixture.

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6. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.

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I kid you not, this is the best tiramisu I have ever eaten, and I have eaten very many!
Enjoy!

xoxo
-P

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