Italy’s most famous dessert is a relatively modern dish, with origins dating back to the mid 1800s. The citizens of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia both claim to have invented it - so clearly it began in one of those regions!
Because it’s uncooked, tiramisu is all about the freshness and quality of it’s ingredients - savoiardi (Ladyfingers) dipped in unsweetened espresso, layered with a whipped mixture of fresh eggs, mascarpone cheese and sugar.
Tiramisu is not shy on calories but it’s surprisingly nutritious, one of the reasons it was given to women after childbirth and to people who were recovering from illnesses to regain strength. And that’s how it got the name “tiramisu’, which literally means, “pick me up”!
INSTRUCTIONS - Keep in the fridge until 10 minutes before serving. Freezes well.
INGREDIENTS - Eggs, mascarpone, sugar, cream, savoiardi cookies, espresso, cocoa.