Sunday, 22 April 2012


Tiramisu, the famous italian dessert has become the heart favourites of my husband's and mine. We would grab a piece of it where ever we go. I prepared it for my husband's birthday for the first time and it was a super hit. The combination of the smooth, creamy rich cheese and the strong coffee will drift you to a different world altogether. 
Whipping cream - 200 ml
Mascarpone cheese - 500 g
Vanilla Extract - 1 Tablespoon
Sugar - 150 gm
Cocoa powder - 2 Tablespoon
Instant Coffee powder - 1 1/2 Tablespoon (I used Nescafe)
Water - 1 cup
Sponge fingers - 1 pack

1. Whip the cream and keep it aside.
2. Mix the mascarpone with sugar and vanilla extract into a smooth cream with a spatula.
3. Now add the whipped cream to the cheese and fold it evenly with a spatula.
4. Mix the instant coffee powder with water.
5. Now dip the sponge fingers in the coffee mix one by one and arrange it evenly in a square or rectangular container (at least 2" deep)
6. Now spread half of the cheese mix on top of the sponge fingers and sieve the cocoa powder on top.
7. Repeat the same for another layer.
8. Pop it into the fridge for at least 5 hours for the cream and cheese to set.
      Cut and serve according to the size of your choice. I bet you cannot stop with one!

* Do not dip the sponge fingers in the coffee for a long time else it becomes soggy and breaks soon and the excess coffee with ooze out while you serve. Do not dip for more than 2 seconds. 

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