Find us on:- Facebook
Food Ideals Logo


Tiramisu is probably the most famous desert from Italy. Tiramisu literally means pick me up and is traditionally eaten for breakfast, possibly after one too many Grappas, where the caffine and sugar combine to help you get on with your day. In the UK however we tend to eat it as a desert.

Foodideals - TiramisuIngredients
3 egg yolks
75g/3oz caster sugar
a good splash or two Kahulua or coffee liqueur
2 x 250g/9oz tubs mascarpone cheese
200ml/7fl oz strong coffee or espresso, cold
14 boudoir biscuits or sponge finger biscuits
25g/1oz plain chocolate, finely grated
cocoa powder

1. Using an electric whisk beat the egg yolks and caster sugar together until pale and thick. Add the mascarpone and whisk slowly until the mixture is pale and smooth. Add 1 tbsp of the coffee liqueur and whisk gently.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the coffee and remaining coffee liqueur.
3. Dip half of the boudoir biscuits into the coffee mixture place in the bottom of 4 glass coffee cups or small bowls. (Alternatively, place in a single glass bowl to make one large Tiramisu).
4. Spoon over half the mascarpone mix and sprinkle with half the chocolate. Repeat with another layer of biscuits, mascarpone and chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours and dust with cocoa powder before serving.