Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Simple Rich Tiramisu

Today, I'm going to post a simple recipe for Tiramisu, from a recipe card that I picked up quite a long time ago, which my girlfriend absolutely loves. We usually buy them ready made from the supermarket as the easier option, but this time I thought that I would make it myself, as I remember this recipe being very tasty, and it is very simple to prepare with very little preparation, too - very much like the Cheap and Cheerful Cheese Cake recipe that I posted a while ago. I really hope you enjoy this recipe as much my girlfriend and I did.

What you need:
900g/ 2lb loaf tin
200ml/7fl oz black coffee
2 tbsp brandy, optional
18-20 sponge fingers
250g/9oz mascarpone cheese
300ml/half a pint, double cream
2 eggs
4tbsp caster sugar
50g/2oz plain chocolate, grated
3 tbsp cocoa powder

What to do:
First, lightly grease the loaf tin and line with cling film. Then mix the coffee with the brandy in a shallow dish. Now dip the sponge fingers into the coffee and brandy mix and arrange sugar side out, vertically along the side of the tin. Now you will need a bit of elbow grease or if like me an electric whisk: Beat the cheese and cream together, then whisk eggs and sugar until thick and fold into the cream mixture. Next, mix the grated chocolate and cocoa powder together and get the loaf tin ready, Scatter a third of the chocolate mix into the tin, top with half the cream mixture and trim the tops of the sponge fingers so they run level with the tin. Then  add them to the cream mix that is already in the tin. Now top the cream with half the remaining chocolate, then the rest of the cream mix, then the last of the chocolate. Now, with the hard part over, all that is left to do is to chill in the fridge for 3 hours. When set, invert the tin onto a plate, peel away the cling film and serve. A cool alternative for these hot summer days is to pop the Tiramisu into the freezer. Leave it for about an hour and you will be left with an almost ice cream like treat.

Happy cooking and enjoy!


  1. Tiramisu is one of things I want to like but I hate coffee! Can you really taste the coffee in this?

  2. I don't do coffee at all and this was absolutely lovely. I couldn't taste any coffee...