Tiramisu – The original Italian recipe

Last Saturday we have been invited to dinner with friends , and everyone had to bring something . I get the cake , so I decided to make tiramisu, really like that at all.

The original recipe does not include neither cream nor spirits. The literal translation of tiramisu is “pick me up” and means “make me happy”.


For a rich tiramisu it takes 6 fresh whole eggs , 500 grams of mascarpone cheese , 120 grams of sugar , 300 grams of biscuits savoiardi or ladyfingers , good coffee for dunking cookies . 20 grams of cocoa , a pinch of salt.


First, divide the egg whites from egg yolks , then whisk hard the whites , adding a pinch of salt.

Now whip the egg yolks with the sugar, and when they are clear and soft , add the mascarpone cheese.

Finally, built- whites, with slow and regular movements from top to bottom , to prevent the whites unmount .


Arrange in a shallow container  the biscuits and sop them up with cold coffee.

Cover with the mascarpone cream and put in the fridge to rest for at least 3 or 4 hours , preferably overnight .


Someones makes a second layer of biscuits, but I like to have the tiramisù richer of cream.


Before serving, sprinkle the surface with plenty of cocoa, and now enjoy it and be happy!