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South Italian cuisine with Maria: Tiramisu

Serving 8

400 g savoiardi (lady fingers)
6 eggs
120 g sugar
500 g mascarpone
some drops of marsala  (optional)
espresso coffee
Cocoa powder


  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks, add half the sugar to the egg yolks  and whisk with a mixer until you get a nice smooth and mixture, frothy and creamy.
  • Incorporate mascarpone into the mixture.
  • Whisk egg whites in a kitchen machine (mixer) adding gradually sugar while whisking until soft peaks form.

  • Incorporate the egg whites into the yolks mixture. Add some drops of Marsala.

  • Do this gently, stirring from the bottom up.

  • Have coffee in a deep large plate or bowl. (*) Dip the lady fingers into coffee and arrange them in a tiramisu form covering the bottom and vertical side-walls.

  • Cover the fingers with prepared cream so all the fingers are covered with appr 1 cm layer.
  • Repeat from (*) until the top of the form.
  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder before serving. Tiramisu can decorate with some chocolate curl.  

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