Culinary Do Over: Tiramisu

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I have tried a fair amount of recipes over the years.  Some turned out to be family favorites, but I’ve also had my share of disasters!  You may have read a time or two that I love Italian food.  Well, one of my favorite desserts is Tiramisu.  When I first made it, it came out too thin and runny.  The recipe (below) is thicker and has a rich coffee flavor that is heavenly! 

If you want the Tiramisu to hold it’s shape better after you cut it, I suggest that you do 2 layers of soaked lady fingers.  I only did one layer below. 

*This recipe should be made a day ahead so it sets properly.


Many recipes call for Dutch-processed cocoa to sprinkle on top.  I just use unsweetened cocoa.


I’m not a Brandy drinker, but I sure love it in this recipe!


I have a real hard time finding crunchy Savoiardi (Lady Fingers), so I have to buy these soft ones in the bakery section.


If you use the soft Lady Fingers, just dip them lightly on each side so they don’t fall apart.


This is what one layer looks like.


I’ve tried a few kinds of Mascarpone cheese.  I like this one the best as it seems a bit thicker.


When it’s time to fold the whipped cream into the cheese mixture, be sure to fold it in gently.  You want it to come out as thick as possible.


I poured all of the mixture on top of one layer of Lady Fingers.

But you could spread half of it on top of the Lady Fingers, add another layer of soaked Lady Fingers and spread the rest of the mixture on top.



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  1. 1
    Emily says:

    I use the mascarpone from Trader Joe’s, it comes out very thick as well. I find that freezing it a bit helps to retain the shape. Looks tasty- might have to make some myself

  2. 2
    Kristi says:

    Jane, you make it look so easy! (and delicious!) Thanks for the recipe. I shared! ;)

  3. 4
    Lisa G says:

    I have found the hard ladyfingers on the cracker/cookie isle at my grocer, near the biscotti. Usually on the top shelf. If I have to use soft ones, I line the tray with them, then brush the coffee/liquor over them with a basting/pastry brush. I find this works a little easier for me with less risk of them falling apart.
    Looks yummy! I’ll have to try yours!

  4. 5

    Looks great Jane. I am a huge fan of Tiramisu as well. Yum to the max! Thanks for commenting over on FG. :)

    Happy Friday!

  5. 6

    wow that looks so delicious! craving this now! haha:)

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    Purabi Naha says:

    I love this tiramisu. I have made tiramisu twice at home and I find the homemade ones much better than those restaurant ones. (And these are so cheap when you make them at home!) Wonderful post!

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