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Pick Me Up Tiramisu

Pick Me Up Tiramisu
Pick Me Up ..... Italian Style

If there is one dessert that I can never resist, it is Tiramisu .... the creamy filling .... the aroma of espresso ..... the divine feeling in every bite ...... I really wish I were a better writer to be able to explain how much I adore this dessert. There are as many recipes for this as there are people who make it and I am not qualified to say which is good or bad or which is the really authentic one but I would love to write about this recipe that I really like. I have made it several times and I have not come across anyone who has not approved of the final product. 


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese or mascarpone substitute 
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages ladyfingers
  • 1 1/2 cups brewed espresso
  •  1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate


1.) Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.

2.) Add mascarpone or its substitute to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.

3.) Dip the lady fingers in the espresso briefly. A few tips for the process 
  • Place your espresso in a big shallow dish instead of a deep one. The ladyfingers do not absorb a lot of the espresso in the shallow dish.
  • Remove the ladyfingers very quickly from the espresso. Don't allow them to stay in the mixture for long else they will absorb too much and fall apart.
4.) Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers and filling layers. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar.

This recipe has been adapted from the recipe Classic Tiramisu by Carol. This is a beautiful recipe. Thanks a lot Carol for sharing with us. I have made some changes to the recipe. In place of Mascarpone cheese I have used the Mascarpone substitute mentioned here. I used brewed espresso in place of the coffee liqueur mentioned in the original recipe and I dipped the ladyfingers in the espresso instead of splitting them in half and brushing with the liqueur. I like the flavor of espresso that comes through once the ladyfingers have absorbed it and the dessert sets itself in the fridge. 

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Pick Me Up Tiramisu Pick Me Up Tiramisu Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Saturday, November 20, 2021 Rating: 5


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