Traditional Tiramisu

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Total Time:
7 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Hard

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  • 140 gs - mascarpone cheese
  • 60 gs - heavy cream, sweetened
  • 200 ml - milk
  • 50 gs - castor sugar
  • 4 - egg yolks
  • 2 gs - vanilla bean
  • 5 gs - readymade custard powder
  • 7 ml - kahlua
  • 75 gs - readymade lady finger biscuits
  • 30 ml - espresso
  • 2 gs - cocoa powder for dusting

How to Make Traditional Tiramisu

  • In a heavy bottom pan, bring the milk to a boil.
  • Transfer to a double-boiler and add the tempered egg yolks gradually and the sugar.
  • Whisk continuously till the mixture thickens.
  • Add the readymade custard powder diluted in a little milk and whisk thoroughly till a thick custard is formed.
  • Remove from the double boiler and cool the mixture.
  • Whisk the heavy cream in an ice-bath till it forms stiff peaks. Keep aside.
  • Mix the cooled custard with the mascarpone till well amalgamated and there are no lumps.
  • Fold in the whipped cream and chill.
  • Cool the espresso and add the kahlua to it.
  • In a shallow serving dish, place the lady finger biscuits on the bottom as a layer after dipping them in the espresso taking care not to over-soak as they might break.
  • Pour half of the mascarpone mix on top of the lady finger biscuits and smoothen with a spatula.
  • Repeat the process with one more layer of soaked biscuits and the remaining mascarpone mix spread evenly on top.
  • Cover and chill for at least 6 hours.
  • To serve, dust the cocoa powder on top with a fine mesh strainer.