Tiramisu

Tiramisu is my favorite dessert and I want to share with you my recipe which until now was a secret!

Serves 8

  • 250g mascarpone
  • 50cl of strong coffee
  • 60g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 table spoon of rum
  • 1 pack of Savoiardi Sponge Fingers
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa

Make the coffee and let it cool down. Add a table spoon of rum into it.

In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with a table spoon of rum, the sugar and the vanilla sugar.

Add the mascarpone to this mixture with the mixer.

In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until thick and stiff. Gently fold into the mascarpone mixture.

Soak the Savoiardi Sponge Fingers in the coffee for a couple seconds and place them side by side on bottom of a rectangular dish.

Put half of the mixture on the sponge fingers.

Apply a second layer of sponge fingers previously soak into the coffee and re-cover with the remaining mixture.

Put the tiramisu in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Personnaly, I prefer eating it the next day and this is also part of my secret!

Before serving, sift the tiramisu with cocoa powder.

 

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Crostata di lamponi e cioccolato / Raspberry pie with chocolate pastry

Crostata di lamponi e cioccolatoI come back from Italy where I bought a cooking book called “Ricette della Nonna“. The recipes are traditional ones as per the title of the book which means grandmother’s recipes. My first try is the crostata di lamponi e cioccolato. It is a pie with a chocolate pastry and raspberry jam.

 

For 8 serves

  • 450g raspberry jam
  • 250g flour
  • 120g almond ground
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 60g chocolate (will have to be grated)
  • 1 orange (we will need zeste and juice)
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 120g butter
  • salt

In a bowl, work with the hands the butter which needs to be soft and the sugar. Once this mixture is smooth, add the flour, egg yolks, and the grated chocolate. Keep working with hands andthen add the orange zeste and the juice, cinnamon and rum. Work until you get a nice pastry that you will roll in cellophane to keep it in the fridge one hour.

Line 3/4 of the pastry in a tin. Spread the raspberry jam over.  Spread the remaining 1/4 of pastry with the rolling pin and cut some stips to line them up over the jam.

Bake the pie for one hour at 150°C.