The tiramisu it is one of the most loved desserts in all of Italy. It knows no geographical boundaries, like in the north as well as in the south, to the big ones and the little ones. A soft cream layer covered with bitter cocoa that wraps tender and crumbly biscuits soaked in coffee: impossible to resist. And to think that it is a relatively recent dessert: it seems to have been born in 1970 in the city of Treviso as an evolution of a cream made with whipped egg whites and sugar, which was used to give children for a boost of energy. From that moment it became the dessert with the spoon most desired and is found among the desserts on the cards of all the restaurants. It is easy to prepare, you don't have to use the oven, it is done in less than half an hour.
Savoiardi or Pavesini?
The quarrel is always topical, whether a tiramisu with classic Piedmontese biscuits is better, with a flattened shape and rounded corners, or with biscuits from Novara, lighter and more fragrant. Assuming that everything you like is good, we prefer tiramisu with the classic ladyfingers, which give more consistency in the mouth, and better absorb the mascarpone cream. To you the choice!
And now the tiramisu recipe
500 g mascarpone, 6 eggs, 120 g sugar, 1 tablespoon of Marsala liqueur, 300 g Savoiardi biscuits, 4 cups of coffee, bitter cocoa.
First break the eggs by placing the yolks in a large bowl. Let the whites leave them aside. Mix the sugar with the yolks using a wooden spoon, or, if you prefer, with electric whips. Once the reds are well mounted, they will have incorporated a lot of air until they become frothy, add the Marsala spoon. Before continuing, to avoid contracting some disturbances related to the consumption of raw eggs, heat the mixture of egg yolks, sugar and Marsala in a saucepan in a bain-marie, immersing the saucepan with the cream in another larger one with two fingers of water. internal. In this way the mixture will heat up slowly and gently. Stir until the cream will veil the spoon: at this point it is ready. Add the mascarpone and continue stirring. Meanwhile prepare the coffee, lightly sugar it and then let it cool in a large bowl. Once it has cooled soak the biscuits, one at a time and on both sides. Place the biscuits in a baking pan, one next to the other, until they form a homogeneous layer. Then cover them with the egg and mascarpone cream and repeat the operation. Finish with the layer of cream, cover with a plastic film and leave to cool in the fridge for 2 hours before serving your tiramisu. Once removed from the fridge, remove the film and, using a sieve, cover the surface with a layer of bitter cocoa. Your tiramisu is ready to be tasted!
In the tutorial some suggestions for an irresistible tiramisu