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tiramisu recipeThis month for Lazy Susan, we are celebrating things that we love.  There is nothing that I love more than tiramisu.  It is my favorite dessert in the world.  I never made it at home because most of the recipes that I found called for raw egg.  I know, the tiramisu that I was eating probably contained raw egg.  But I didn’t know about it, therefore, it didn’t bother me.  I am pleading ignorance.  I discovered this recipe from a friend, and it truly is what I want for my last meal on this Earth.  Layers of zabaglione, lady fingers, chocolate chips, and a boozy coffee mixture.  The longer it chills, the better it tastes.

This recipe is for sure a special occasion recipe.  It calls for an absurd (not to mention expensive) amount of mascarpone cheese.  But worth every calorie, and every dollar.  When I was buying the ingredients for this tiramisu, I discovered that there is such thing as frozen ladyfingers.  I had no idea that these existed.  They are a little more cake-like, I have made this recipe a few times, and I prefer the kind that are more like biscotti.  You can buy them in gourmet stores, Italian markets, online, and sometimes in the cookie section of the grocery store.

I really like the addition of the chocolate chips.  The one thing that I don’t like about tiramisu sometimes is that it has no texture.  The mini chips add the perfect amount of crunch that I think this recipe needs.

tiramisu recipe6 eggs
1 cup sugar
4 cups mascarpone, room temperature
1 cup mini chocolate chips
6 cups boiling water
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup instant espresso powder
3 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup Kahlua
2 packs (14-ounces) ladyfingers
3/4 cups finely grated bittersweet chocolate

tiramisu recipeWhisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl.  Or a double boiler if you have one, I don’t, so I just use a metal bowl.

tiramisu recipePut the boil over a pot of simmering water.

tiramisu recipeWhisk constantly until the eggs triple in volume and turn pale yellow. It takes about 5 minutes.

tiramisu recipeNow that I am reading this recipe again, it would have been smart of me to use the bowl of the mixer, instead of transferring it to the mixer bowl.  Oops.  Pour the eggs into the mixer and beat for about 5 minutes.  The bowl will feel cool when it is ready.

tiramisu recipeAdd the mascarpone, one tub at a time until it is combined.

tiramisu recipeFold in the chocolate chips.  Chill for at least one hour.

tiramisu recipeIn a large bowl, stir together the boiling water, brown sugar, espresso powder, and Kahlua.  Stir until everything has dissolved.  Set aside and let cool.

tiramisu recipePour the coffee mixture into a shallow dish.  Dip the ladyfingers into the mixture, and line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with the cookies.  You want the ladyfingers pretty wet, but not so wet that they fall apart.  When I was done with my layer, I would brush more of the coffee mixture over each layer just to be sure that they were really soaked.

tiramisu recipeLayer 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.  Repeat the layers until you have 3 layers of each.  Alternate the direction of the cookies, it helps the tiramisu hold together when you cut it.  Cover and chill for 2 hours.  Overnight is even better.  You can make this a few days ahead of time.

tiramisu recipeCover the top with shaved chocolate before serving.

tiramisu recipeNext up, find out what Amy Boring loves.  And while you are it, check out her gorgeous website called eat swell.  Seriously beautiful.

The Best Tiramisu

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups mascarpone, room temperature
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup instant espresso powder
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 2 packs (14-ounces) ladyfingers
  • 3/4 cups finely grated bittersweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl. Or a double boiler if you have one, I don’t, so I just use a metal bowl.
  2. Put the boil over a pot of simmering water.
  3. Whisk constantly until the eggs triple in volume and turn pale yellow. It takes about 5 minutes.
  4. Now that I am reading this recipe again, it would have been smart of me to use the bowl of the mixer, instead of transferring it to the mixer bowl. Oops. Pour the eggs into the mixer and beat for about 5 minutes. The bowl will feel cool when it is ready.
  5. Add the mascarpone, one tub at a time until it is combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips. Chill for at least one hour.
  7. In a large bowl, stir together the boiling water, brown sugar, espresso powder, and Kahlua. Stir until everything has dissolved. Set aside and let cool.
  8. Pour the coffee mixture into a shallow dish. Dip the ladyfingers into the mixture, and line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with the cookies.
  9. Layer 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Repeat the layers until you have 3 layers of each. Alternate the direction of the cookies, it helps the tiramisu hold together when you cut it. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Overnight is even better. The longer is chills, the better it is.
  10. Cover the top with shaved chocolate before serving.
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  1. [...] that you are jonesing for some pancakes, click on through to see what deliciousness Bree from baked Bree has made for us, tiramisu anyone?  Share and [...]

  2. Mmmm delicious! I’ve been dying to make a tiramsiu cake and try using sponge cake for the layers. -although I don’t seem to have been finding the time to try it. Yours looks delightful!

  3. Caroline says:

    Mmm, I love tiramisu! I can’t wait to eat it again after the baby is born! :D
    Caroline recently posted..Valentine’s Meringue Cookies

  4. Amanda says:

    That is one seriously gorgeous desert Bree!

  5. [...] Print The Best Tiramisu Ingredients6 eggs 1 cup sugar 4 cups mascarpone, room temperature 1 cup mini chocolate chips 6 cups boiling water 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup instant espresso powder 3 Tablespoons cocoa 1/2 cup Kahlua 2 packs (14-ounces) ladyfingers 3/4 cups finely grated bittersweet chocolateInstructionsWhisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl. Or a double boiler if you have one, I don’t, so I just use a metal bowl. Put the boil over a pot of simmering water. Whisk constantly until the eggs triple in volume and turn pale yellow. It takes about 5 minutes. Now that I am reading this recipe again, it would have been smart of me to use the bowl of the mixer, instead of transferring it to the mixer bowl. Oops. Pour the eggs into the mixer and beat for about 5 minutes. The bowl will feel cool when it is ready. Add the mascarpone, one tub at a time until it is combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Chill for at least one hour. In a large bowl, stir together the boiling water, brown sugar, espresso powder, and Kahlua. Stir until everything has dissolved. Set aside and let cool. Pour the coffee mixture into a shallow dish. Dip the ladyfingers into the mixture, and line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with the cookies. Layer 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Repeat the layers until you have 3 layers of each. Alternate the direction of the cookies, it helps the tiramisu hold together when you cut it. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Overnight is even better. The longer is chills, the better it is. Cover the top with shaved chocolate before serving.Google Recipe View Microformatting by ZipList Recipe Plugin1.4http://bakedbree.com/i-love-tiramisu [...]

  6. amy b says:

    i have never been a huge dessert girl but oh do i love this one and it looks and sounds devine. I may have to bust this one out and not feel once ounce of guilt. puffy hearts and rainbows on your shoulder for the eat-swell.com shout out. <3

  7. Lynsey says:

    I love tiramisu too!! Didn’t even know it had raw egg. I really don’t care because it’s so good. :) I’m going to make this dessert at some point, but it may be a while since no one else in my family likes tiramisu and I’d probably eat the whole entire pan myself! So I’ll have to bring this baby to a party!
    Lynsey recently posted..Needs vs Wants

  8. Deanna says:

    I’ve never been a huge tiramisu fan, but that could be because I’ve only ever eaten it out, and I think it was all from a frozen tiramisu. Definitely not the same as one made from scratch!
    Deanna recently posted..Grilled Radicchio Salad with Anchovy Dressing

  9. Memoria says:

    I’m not a fan of tiramisù, but I am always fascinated by the process of making it. As always, your photos are lovely. You know you can make your own mascarpone for much cheaper than buying it, and it requires only 2 ingredients (cream/whole milk and lemon). I use the recipe from Baking Obsession blog (http://www.bakingobsession.com/2009/05/02/homemade-mascarpone-cheese/).

    P.S. What is wrong with eating raw eggs? I never understood the paranoia behind raw eggs (except for if your preggers or an infant haha)
    Memoria recently posted..Healthy Bean Taquitos

  10. This looks delicious! I haven’t had tiramisu in such a long time but now I can’t wait to have some for dessert!
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme recently posted..Homemade Marshmallows

  11. Oh, my, my, my! This looks AMAZING! My mother-in-law’s birthday party is this Saturday night. I’ll totally be making this for her birthday dessert!

    Cheers,
    Christi
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  12. Cassie says:

    I love tiramisu is an understatement. This is gorgeous!
    Cassie recently posted..Wednesday Ramblings

  13. Shelby says:

    Looks absolutely delicious! I tried tiramisu on Tutus&Tea as well on this post, http://tutusandtea.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/tiramisu-berries-too/

    It’s delicious every time!

  14. Nicole, RD says:

    You make that look sooo simple….and delicious!

  15. ooooooooooooooooooooooooh my gosh! This looks great! I can picture me, a cup of coffee and the entire pan…
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} recently posted..:Game Day Grub:

  16. thanks so much for sharing this recipe. i am always on the look-out for a good tiramisu recipe. i love your recipes so i can’t wait to try this one!!
    Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) recently posted..black beans & rice with chicken and apple salsa

  17. Oooo That looks so delicious I think I might try that sometime!
    Connecting Four recently posted..My Favorite Snacks

  18. Shannon says:

    I’m going to forget all the raw egg business because I LOVE me some tiramisu! So excited to try this out. Thank you for always making recipes so relatable :)

  19. Marissa says:

    Yum this looks so good! How do you shave the chocolate bar so finely?
    Marissa recently posted..Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

  20. Oooooo… I LOVE tiramisu too. It is – by far – my favorite dessert when done RIGHT. And it looks like you’ve done it right! Gorgeous, and I’m sure delicious!
    Deena@StayatHomeFOODIE recently posted..Super Bowl party planning tips

  21. Jenni says:

    Wonderful job! I love tiramisu, too, but I cannot allow myself to make it. I WILL eat the entire pan…
    Jenni recently posted..Mini Pizza Bites

  22. This looks amazing! It is my husband’s favorite dessert so I will bookmark this recipe!
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth recently posted..January Foodie Penpal

  23. Puneet says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, it looks amazing.
    Btw the ingredients mention cocoa powder, but i didn’t see where it was being used in the steps?

  24. Mike says:

    Putting the eggs in the double boiler over simmering water does not cook them. You are simply warming the eggs to loosen them and make the incorporation of air easier so that the mix is lighter and more flavorful. Even with this recipe you are still eating raw eggs. If they were actually cooked the end product would be chunky.

    It takes a temperature of 142 degrees F or higher to begin ti cook an egg and simmering water is at a max of 120 or so, which is not high enough to kill any bacteria or other pathogens.

  25. Suzy says:

    You can use cream cheese in place of the mascarpone as a cheap substitute and it tastes every bit as amazing. You don’t even need eggs in this version.

    • bakedbree says:

      I disagree, I do not think that cream cheese is as good here. I think that if you are going to make a tiramisu you should make it the real way.

  26. Jill says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. This looks fabulous! And mascarpone is on-sale at my grocery store this week. Decisions, decisions. :)
    Jill recently posted..The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks. Ever.

  27. This looks really good! I like the addition of chocolate chips – might have to try that next time I make tiramisu. The famous Pompi tiramisu from Rome also has chocolate chips for a bit of crunch factor – so you are on to a good thing =)
    loveandtiramisu recently posted..Appeltaart

    • bakedbree says:

      Why thank you. This is the best recipe I have ever had. The crunch really gives it lots of texture and I love it.

  28. Mia says:

    This is only a “kind of” Tiramisu… In real Tiramisu you whisk only yellows from eggs with sugar, not the whole eggs. Plus wrong ingredients… Your recipe can be good, but it’s not Tiramisu…

  29. zahra says:

    i tried this recipe and everyone loved it! thankyou so much :D

  30. Anu says:

    Bree,

    Once again, a huge thanks for your recipes. I tried your Tiramisu recipe today and I couldn’t believe, but it was incredibly delicious. Thanks so much!
    Anu recently posted..Ostrichland and City of Solvang

  31. Lynette says:

    I love this recipe! It’s even more delicious then the Tiramisu I enjoyed in Italy. I’ve made this recipe three times now at different events and it’s a hit with everyone! Thanks for sharing!

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