Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tiramisu

I know my past few posts are full of sweets and desserts and my blog is been loaded with high sugar and calories.  I don't know what's wrong with me, in the past few weeks, almost every week, I try minimum of 1 dessert or sweet.
 
I'm sure everyone will be familiar with the name Tiramisu.  Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert, made with sponge fingers, mascarpone and zabaglione.  I used to think Tiramisu is a very  bitter dessert with coffee flavour and I never dared to taste that.  I know all Tiramisu lovers want to give me a lash.  One of my friend used to say that  her husband makes the best Tiramisu and everybody loves.  Since she mentioned about this Tiramisu in a few occasion I was so much intimidated to try this dessert and I decided to make my own.
                  I'm  not very good at making perfect looking slices, so it looks bit messy, but trust me it tasted divine.

  The very first time when I tried this, I made my own sponge fingers, zabaglione and custard.  The first spoon to taste, I had a bit concern.  Once I tasted that, Oh My! this has become my favourite dessert.  It tasted nothing so bitter.  The cream filling along with coffee soaked sponge, that was incredible.  But the picture which I took was very bad, so I decided take once again.  This time to make life easier I  used a store bought sponge biscuits.  This time I didn't make zabaglione and custard.  Instead I made something similar to a mousse, which I adapted from a youtube recipe here.  This method was suggested by my friend, her husband adapts this method, which everybody enjoys a lot.  My husband also felt this one was very light.  If you have concern with raw eggs, you can use custard and zabaglione.  If you haven't tasted Tiramisu so far in your life and you feel lazy to make your own, atleast buy one from shop and have a taste.  You'll never regret and you'll just fall in love with it and become addicted to this lovely dessert.   Meanwhile have a look at my recipe.

Recipe adapted from: I followed the recipe from here, watch the video for clear instructions.
Preparation Time:  45 minutes
Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:
Eggs- 6 separated
Sugar- 150  g
Mascarpone cheese- 250 g
Sponge fingers- 12 to 15
Coffee powder- 12 tsp
Cocoa powder to dust on top

Method:
Separate the egg white and yolks.  Take the mascarpone cheese in a large bowl, mix it with a spoon or spatula to make it smooth.  Then mix the egg yolks and 100 g sugar in a large bowluntil it looks pale.  To this egg mixture , add the mascarpone and mix until smooth.
   Next start beating the egg whites with a electric mixer in a clean bowl, until soft peaks form.   Slowly add the sugar little by little until it looks stiff and glossy.  Add 1 tbsp of egg white to the cheese mixture and fold in gently.   Then add the remaining egg whites little by little and fold it gently until it looks smooth.  This is your filling mixture.
   Mix the coffee powder with 2 tbsp of warm water and let it cool down completely.
 Take a 8 cm round tin or 10 cm square tray.  Dip the sponge fingers in the coffee mixture and line it at the bottom of the tin, until the bottom of the tin is completely covered with sponge fingers.   Spoon 1/3 rd of  the filling mixture on top of  sponge fingers.  Repeat the layers till the top of the tin.  The top layer should be the   filling mixture.  Level the surface, cover with a cling film and allow it to set overnight in the refrigerator.  Just before serving dust it with cocoa powder,slice into wedges and serve.

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84 comments:

Smitha said...

Tiramasu has a soft spot with me :))
it looks so beautiful....I will have to try it soon!...book marking it!
Smitha

Fajeeda said...

my fav dessert too ya.......yummy ........give me some ya.............

Shanavi said...

wow !!! u found a simple recipe for the greatest delight !!!! simply fantastic yaar...Am gonna TRY this ...Thanx for sharing..Loved the first click..

The Foodie said...

Tiramisu is looking so delish...marvellous.

Kurinji said...

Mmmmmmmmmm really so much mouthwatering recipe and awesome clicks....

kurinjikathambam

sanjeeta kk said...

What a lovely presentation! Love the sinful dessert out there.

Asha said...

That looks awesome... It is one of my favorite desserts...

An Open Book said...

looks great, esp the 1st pic...tiramisu used 2 be one of my favs..but not anymore for some strange reason :O

Cooking Gallery said...

Love your tiramisu, looks so pretty and delicious!

Caterina said...

Spettacolo, un tiramisù meraviglioso!!!

ila said...

hooo yummy dessert ... so tempting :) Nice clicks :)

Ramya said...

Mmmmmm...Looks so yumm:)

Catherine said...

This looks absolutely wonderful! I must give this a try....Blessings, Catherine

Erin said...

That just looks heavenly!!!

SheenaBabu said...

Wow...really a beautiful presention yaaar....Drooooollllllllss

Edible Art said...

dont worry about the perfect slice, i think realistic pictures are alot more comfy looking ! (:
i loveeeeee your picture, your cake came out so elegant and it looks delicious!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Woo.. hoo .. my favorite.. next to black forest.. Awesome..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks superb....Pass a piece to me pls....

divya said...

Tiramisu looks truly irresistible and yumm! Wonderful clicks dear....

Reshmi said...

I can't mention in words.. how wonderful is the first click.. perfectly done tiramisu.. I'm craving for it!!

Hema Mahen said...

Looks delicious and all your desserts are awesome and the pictures are so inviting...

Pavithra said...

I looooooooooooooove tiramisu and can have daily too except (not counting the calories) But this is heaven on earth I should say and urs looks stunning.

Priya said...

Omg, am gonna dream Tiramisu tonite, wat an elegant and irresistible tiramisu,yumm!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow u made me drool ...looks fantastic:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Perfect and delicious tiramisu.looks lovely.

Nadji said...

Mon dessert préféré. j'adore le tiramisu.
Le tien est très réussi. Bravo!
Je t'en prends une tranche.
See soon.

Panchpakwan said...

Wow that is so yummy and inviting tiramisu..can you parcel some plz? :)

aipi said...

Ahh..that looks heavenly n soooo professional!!
We all love your desserts so..don't worry, keep them coming :)


US Masala

HGourmet Foodie said...

Tiramisu is my fav dessert. What a gorgeous pics!!!! its like staring in to food and wine magazine's cover page....Thanks for the recipe!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Its comes out very nice...Very tempting pics.

Plateful said...

Ayeesha, this is a beauty!! We love all the sweet treats from a sweet person like you! It makes me sad to think that we'll be missing all your gorgeous pictures and recipes when you take a break while moving. Good luck and bon voyage!

Soumya Vineeth said...

Wow lovely one, explained well!

Soumya said...

wow....looks awesome & super delicious

CaThY said...

Oh, perfect Tiramisu~ *slurp* :)

NIDHYA said...

GORGEOUS! love tiramisu. great job, Umm.

Aaha Oho

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

My all time fime fav dessert love it.. Tiramasu looks very tempting and perfect clicks !!!

sonu said...

im also in luv wid this dessert...luv tiramisu ..i can die for it ..lol...luved the clicks very much..looks perfect !

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Wow... I love tiramisu and this is so wonderful... Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

SouthIndianHome said...

The Tiramisu looks perfect and delicious

Suman Singh said...

Tiramisu looks incredibly delicious and very tempting pics!

Ummi said...

Salams ummMymoonah... OMG! What a delicious, tempting and wonderful picture of tiramisu you got there!! killer one..! My kids sure will ask for it if they see this..Thanks for sharing!

GeethuSathiyaN said...

Looks wonderful and tempting!!U rock in baking section,especially in making cakes...awesome job

Now Serving said...

Whoa, That looks like a fort of fabulousness - simply fantastic and it is my favorite Italian dessert !!

indugetscooking said...

Looks delicious....is there any particular purpose of using sponge biscuits?? is it ok to use normal cookies??

retete- ina said...

wow,super,nice

Deeksha said...

looks beautiful as well as tasty...

yummychunklet said...

Looks decadent! Yum!

kitchenmorph said...

you continue to delight me...and yea one big tight lashing for you from me;P tiramisu is heaven for me. wht's the possible substitute for sponge fingers?

Vandana Rajesh said...

Your tiramisu looks just superb...loved the pics and the layers have come out so beautifully. A visual treat and wish I could satisfy my tastebuds too with a virtual bite:)

suma said...

I absolutely loved the coffee mascarpone when I made Tiramisu. Am itching to make it again, this time with ladyfingers, zabaglione. Looks very yumm, the coffe dusting on top is always such a tease...

Katerina said...

I love tiramisu. I make it very often as well. This one looks beautiful!

Radhika said...

R U Kidding? That looks a perfect slice of yummy dessert.

Priti said...

Looks yum...and beautiful..nice work done dear

Rekha shoban said...

beautiful n delicious dessert!!!nice click!

Zareena said...

Ayeesha, amazing clicks. Hmmm I love Tiramisu a LOT. I am sure gonna try this ASAP. Your clicks are tempting me yaar.

G.Pavani said...

tempting n delicious Tiramisu

vidhas said...

i love this dessert, looks inviting. thankf for pasing by my blog.

sojo said...

o my.......... my favourite dessert...... lovely post...and lovely picture....

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww... im drooling here.. its too tempting...wish to grab one slice and run away....

Ramya said...

i totally adore Tiramisu..
Urs look super creamy n yummy..

Suchi said...

I gotta say, the pics you take are really aesthetic and engrosses me very much- Tiramisu looks super good! lovely presentation

Archana said...

Wow this looks great.Wish I could dig in.

Anita said...

lovely, it's so tempting..

lena said...

thanks for bringing me to your blog! this is an awesome looking tiramisu..it's really beautiful..i just had a quick rum at your blog and love your recipes and glad to follow you!

Deepa Praveen said...

I was keeping myself away from the desserts sections in super markets..for the simple reason there will be" Trimasu".Love it..am I going to prepare it ..i think yes..I book marked your recipe

Deepa Praveen said...

I was keeping myself away from the desserts sections in super markets..for the simple reason there will be" Trimasu".Love it..am I going to prepare it ..i think yes..I book marked your recipe

Padhu said...

OMG this looks awesome .You are a baking queen.Thanks for sharing

Priyanka said...

absolutely breadth taking :)

Gloria said...

This tiramisu look specially tempting and delicious!! gloria

Authenticoriyafood said...

Tirsmisu is my weakness!! Its just too yummy...gr9 click...u got me drooling!!!

S.Menaga said...

looks wonderful!!

Only Fish Recipes said...

woww awesomee...such a simple recipe but looks soooooo yummyy !!!!

Atty said...

This looks just divine. I've wanted to try Tiramisu but like you feel intimated. Maybe now I'll give it a try. Also wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Askm Wr wb Ayeesha,

This is reeeely BEAUTIFUL! Maasha'Allah!

Btw.. I am in NY now :)Alhumdulillah!

Marina said...

it looks marvelous!!

Cham said...

My fav dessert, u made it like a pro!

Amy said...

Looks absolutely divine!

Sandra said...

Oh wowwww wow..this looks incredible! I am big fan of tiramisu and you made it with such a perfection!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

This is so beautiful that I don't think I could eat it!

I'd love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/03/monster-cookies/

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

This is so beautiful that I don't think I could eat it!

I'd love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/03/monster-cookies/

Shama Nagarajan said...

too tempting dear

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats just perfect dear...

MituKitchenDelights said...

Tiramasu is our family favorite!

Just loved the presentation. Thanks so much for the recipe.

Food Frenzy said...

A to die for dessert. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.


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