An Italian classic – Tiramisu

tiramisuTiramisu is the classic Italian dessert, ideal for preparing in advance to enjoy after a summer barbecue.

Ingredients (serves 8-10):

  • 500g mascarpone
  • 6 large free range eggs
  • 4 desertspoons sugar
  • sponge fingers
  • espresso coffee (approx 1 pint)
  •  grated dark chocolate

Cover an oven dish with sponge fingers and pour over the espresso coffee – they need to be soaked but without there being any excess liquid. Separate the egg whites and yolks. With a wooden spoon cream the sugar and egg yolks together.  Stir in the mascarpone well – do not use an electric whisk or it will become too watery.  Whisk the egg whites until stiff – fold into the mixture until one consistency.  Pour the mixture over the sponge fingers.  Cover with grated chocolate and refridgerate for 5 hours before serving.

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