The Guilty Tiramisu!

Thinking about Tiramisu and the feeling of guilt! When people hear about tiramisu, they all exclaim(especially girls!): “Oh, it’s so good, but it’s so fattening!”…Baaam, the feeling of guilt! How about assuming the food that we like and let aside the feeling of guilt for some other time or for somebody else?:)

Here’s a classic and simple recipe of tiramisu that we made one evening with some friends.

Ingredients for 8 serves(if you want more, then double the quantities):

  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 30 lady fingers
  • 350ml espresso coffee, cooled
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 50ml cognac or sambuca or any other liqueur(I used a Triple Sec liqueur that was still left from the cocktail party) wpid-wp-1411398365009.jpeg

Get yourself some assistants when you get into a job like that;)) It’s also funnier to cook with friends! Make them work for the sake of tiramisu!;))

My sister concentrated on the mixture…

wpid-wp-1411398586740.jpegOkay, enough with the talking, let’s get back to our business!

* Add the sugar to the egg yolks. Beat well until the mixture is light and creamy. Beat in another bowl the egg whites.wpid-wp-1411398721481.jpegwpid-wp-1411398731107.jpegHold on! The Master Chef  puts her magic hands in the mixture and creates even more trouble!;)

wpid-wp-1411398686033.jpeg *Add the mascarpone and half of the cognac or brandy or liqueur, and beat well.

wpid-wp-1411398445874.jpegYou’re already getting concerned of the result while I’m not!;)

*With clean utensils(or almost!), beat the egg whites until stiff.

wpid-wp-1411398473951.jpeg*  Fold the beaten egg whites into the mascarpone mixture.

wpid-wp-1411398653354.jpeg*Pour the espresso(you cool it down before in the fridge!) into a shallow dish along with the remaining liqueur and 1 teaspoon of the cocoa powder. Stir well. Quickly dip each lady finger in the espresso mixture, working one at a time, and line the bottom of a glass dish, approximately 20cm round or square.

wpid-wp-1411398398696.jpeg*Once the bottom of the dish is covered in an even layer of espresso-soaked lady fingers, top with 1/2 of the mascarpone mixture. Dust with 1/2 of the cocoa. Repeat with another lady finger layer, then finally the remaining mascarpone and a final dusting of cocoa powder.wpid-wp-1411398339525.jpegChill in the fridge for about 4-6 hours, then serve!

And that’s it! Yay!!!We made it like heroes!

wpid-img_20140816_212829.jpgAs the tiramisu takes a few hours in the fridge, we decided to make some pasta!;)




Fresh spinach pasta from the Italian shop of the neighborhood. Boil the water and add the pasta. Leave it just a few minutes and then serve them(they’re fresh, so they don’t need to boil much).


Getting the Italian Momma’s enthusiasm!;)wpid-wp-1411398516334.jpegThe sauce was simple, nothing fancy, but it turned out very good. Stir the onions in a pan with heated olive oil. Add the sliced tomatoes, the fresh cream, the salt, the pepper and the handful of fresh basil.



wpid-wp-1411398557408.jpegServe the pasta with the famous parmesan cheese and a glass of good Italian wine!

Bon appétit!





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