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Monday, February 11, 2013

Tiramisu (Italian Dessert)

And finally here comes the much awaited post by everyone visiting my space and a long awaited wish come true to make my own tiramisu at home with the homemade mascarpone cheese,lady finger cookies, vanilla custard.Am very happy to share this with you all,friends !!Tiramisu is an Italian dessert invented in a restaurant in Italy which means "pick me up " or "carry me up" which refers to the jolt you get after eating the dessert.This dessert uses an English style custard but I have modified to a basic vanilla custard as otherwise the dessert is very rich so just wished to avoid eggs.I have omitted the alochol too.This is a dessert made in heaven,love each bite of the dessert.The recipe is adapted from one of my favorite sites here.Hope you enjoy too the same way !!

for custard & cream filling
vanilla custard powder 4tbsp
milk 2 cups
sugar 3/4 cup granulated
mascarpone cheese 8 oz;1 cup(227 g)
for layers 
lady finger biscuits 28-32

for coffee soaking syrup
strong brewed coffee 1 1/2 cups
sugar granulated 1/3 cup or more
dark rum 1/4 cup(I have omitted this) 

for topping
cocoa powder to dust
shaved /grated bittersweet chocolate 2 tbsp

  • FOR MAKING CUSTARD- Heat about 1 3/4 cup milk in a sauce pan.Dissolve the custard powder in 1/4 cup cold milk(remaining) without lumps.Bring the milk to a boil,add the custard mix and keep whisking on medium flame without burning the bottom until the custard is medium thick.Immediately transfer the custard to another bowl and cover the surface with a cling wrap so that it doesn't form a film.Refrigerate until thick and cold.
  • FOR CREAM FILLING-Bring the mascarpone cheese to room temperature and whisk with a wooden spoon until smooth & soft.Add in the cold custard and fold in with the mascarpone cheese until smooth.
  • FOR COFFEE SYRUP- Mix the strong brewed coffee with sugar.Add more or less sugar as desired.

  • FINAL ASSEMBLING- Line a loaf tin (9*5*3) with a cling wrap.Make sure the plastic wrap extends to the sides of the pan.(makes easier to demould).Keep the lady fingers ready,dip each lady fingers in the coffee syrup and line them as a single layer in the bottom of the pan.Spoon half of the cream filling on top.Repeat the same steps with the next set of lady fingers and then top with cream filling.Repeat for 3 layers,ending with lady fingers.Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours.
  • SERVE- Remove the cling wrap on top and invert on a cake stand or a tray by holding the sides of the bottom cling wrap and remove the cling wrap gently.Dust the top with cocoa and shaved chocolates.Ready to serve & enjoy !!

Servings~ 8-10 slices

* You can make the regular english custard instead of this basic custard but this tasted great too.
* Though I mentioned in my previous post that lady fingers had an odor of egg but that vanished after soaking in coffee syrup and final serving.Also,the lady fingers were so spongy that i just had to dip it once and they were soaked up.
* You can use sponge cake recipe too instead of the regular lady finger biscuits,tastes almost same.
* You can use store brought mascarpone cheese too.
* You can add rum to the coffee syrup to enhance flavors.

Sending this to Flavors of Italy hosted by Divya @ Divya's Culinary Journey, Spotlight Valentines Treat hosted by Chandrani @ Cuisine Delights,Valentines Day Recipe Contest Hosted by Priya@ Priya's Versatile Recipes


Shree Kannepadi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my one of the Fav. cake.. Wish i could grab this plate.. :)

I saw your link in my blog post saying Mexican dish event,but unable to locate page.. Happy to link some recipes.


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

not fair, you teased us since so long and now you have posted my most favorite pickme up. absolutely yummy cake.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

you made it well dear.. nice clicks..

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Gosh, looks so tempting..

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

looks too good.. I love to have a bite

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!looks so so tempting and perfectly made,nice presentation and feel like grabbing it..

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Finally, the much expected tiramisu is here... Its my favorite dessert, Julie.. You have prepared it perfectly.. So yummy..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this looks so delicious n im tempted to grab the plate....

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I was waiting for this one.. looks absolutely delicious!

sujitha said... Best Blogger Tips


Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Bookmarked.. looks yummy..

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome...i can have Tiramisu anytime...its my favorite dessert!


Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely tiramisu..i love it..great effort...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav.looks tempting.

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

Valentine's day kku endundakkum ennu vishamichu irikkuvaarunnu.thanks julie......

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

yup long waited dessert, done very well from scratch dear :-)

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never made tiramisu with custard, it must be delicious. Yummy!
I've emailed you because you've written in my site something related to a mexican site and I don't undestand what you meen saying that.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made dear,adipoli

Lifewithspices said... Best Blogger Tips

wow its an adiicition.. bookmarked.. once i buyt mascarpone chesse this is def in my do list..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, wow! love this.. tiramisu is my favorite cake-
delicious taste and beautiful name.
except i dont use rum.. substitute with something else.. ya, i dont drink liquor.

Raksha said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks very very yummmmm

Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy...

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie , this is one of my favorites ..... I esp.go to a restaurant to have this ... But now you shared your recipe, I will try this at home .
Thanks for sharing it :-)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

no more pieces. pack up the whole thing and mail it to me.

Sudha Sabarish said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow tiramisu looks creamy and delicious.Need to try once.

hotpotcooking said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful Julie, love this so much, wish i could have some.So tempting.......

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Had been waiting 4 this .... Ur tiramisu looks heavenly Julie

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks absolutely delicious - and love the fact that you made the mascarpone cheese and lady finger at!!

My World My Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...looks gorgeous dear....super..:-)

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

looks fabulous lovely pictures

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply WOW, Julie! This is so delicious :) We love tiramisu and I am bookmarking this :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I was hoping to see a ladyfinger cake but this dessert is sure better than the cake looks stunning Julie as always magic in your hands

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so good Julie- I love tiramisu :) Beautiful pictures, once again! said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so delicious!!

Jannet Loves to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

When you made mascorpone, I guessed your next post would be tiramisu... Lovely prsentation. Lovely recipe... said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so delicious!!

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks just perfect! This has ben in my to do list for suc a long time as well!:-(

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely stunning... i can't take my eyes of it and it definitely looks really delicious... love your page!!!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

My all time fav dessert have made it perfect..What more to ask..just indulge.

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Your tiramisu has turned out perfectly. All your hard work paid off well.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

i ate this once in chennai.soon i will try this at home and send my feedback:)craving for this always

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG so perfect made. said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tiramasu..yum

kausers kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I just luv Tiramisu, that look so tempting.

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats elegant and love at first site. Neatly done

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely delicious and tempting!

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! My fav too. Perfectly made dear, looks yummy and delicious tiramisu. Bookmarked it.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome made it so well...thanks for sharing...

Sushma Mallya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks perfect!!!

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy dessert

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

julie, kothipikkaruthu

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

oolalala I was waiting for this big one.... too good, wish i cud give u a hug. ive made tiramisu before with store bought mascarpone and ladyfinger when i was in cairo. once i even made with whipped cream... lol, now that iam in india, i will chuck my recipe and make this from scratch with ur recipe as my reference... thanku so much girl,, for going thru this trouble...:)

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect! Wish I could have some :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Kudos to your efforts Julie.. Making tiramusu at home from scrach is difficult but you made it perfectly. Now, Can you pass some for us? Tempting much..

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

You've made it look so simple.. but u've done it from scratch.. read mascarpone cheese and biscuits page.. hardwork Julie.. u r too good.. bookmarked... but dont know when I'm going to put this much effort :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb Julie, lots of effort hah.. doing it from scratch..

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Everything from scratch, and you make it look simple and beautiful. Great work, Julie!

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply superbb Julie....

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

Great attempt in making Tiramisu from the scratch! This one looks absolutely YUMMY & gorgeous too!!

Indrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie..nice tutorial, bookmarked it, will try soon, thanks for sending it to spotlight: valentine's treat..can you please send me a pic to my email, I'm doing the round-up now and your page is right-click protected.

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this tiramisu and loved it very much..Very tasty and delicious...Thank you so much for posting this...