Friday

Tiramisu della Nonna


This idealistic Italian dessert may be quite popular but it resonates special memories of my Nonna (grandmother) and I.  I have an abundant amount of memories of my Nonna and I cooking and laughing in the kitchen and making this classic dessert still reminds me of those times as a little girl.

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 vanilla pod or 1tsp vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
250g mascarpone
50g caster sugar
250ml lightly whipped double cream
2 tbsp rum
2 tbsp Tia Maria
350ml strong fresh coffee, cooled
350g sponge fingers, such as Savoiardi
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder

1) Slit the vanilla pod length ways, if using, and scrape the seeds with the tip of the knife.
2) Fill a pan half way with water and bring to a simmering boil. In a heat proof bowl add the egg yolks, caster sugar and vanilla seeds or extract and whisk over the slow simmering water.  Whisk until thick and creamy and the mixture is ready when a trail of foam forms as you lift the whisk.
3) Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Once cooled add the mascarpone and fold in the whipped cream and set aside.
4)  Mix the coffee with the rum and Tia Maria. Dunk the Savoiardi or sponge fingers quickly into the coffee, making sure that they are completely immersed. Note: if using sponge fingers leave in the coffee for only 1 second, or they will turn soggy. Arrange the biscuits in a single layer in a serving bowl and spoon over half the cream mixture.
5)  Repeat this process with another layer of dunked biscuits and another layer of cream. Sift over the cocoa powder in a even layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Enjoy...
     

25 comments:

Carolyn said...

Beautiful looking tiramisu and all the better for being meaningful to you!

Sandra said...

Amazing tiramisu, my favorite sweet treat:)) great presentation and the recipe:)

Tes said...

Those tiramisu looks amazing. It sounds so rich and indulging :)

Pauline said...

Love to see this made with layers - looks lovely!

CreativeGal said...

Looks fantastic!

margherita said...

ha un aspetto delizioso. Siamo sotto le feste natalizie con la mia famiglia lo cucinero.

Chef Dennis said...

Tiramisu is my favorite all time dessert! Thank you for sharing youir Nonna's recipe with us!!

Cristina TeenieCakes said...

I do adore Tiramisu and have made it at least once making my own lady fingers and mascarpone.

I wish mine had childhood memories attached to it like yours. Delicious dessert :)

Elisabeth said...

Your Nonna's recipe of the Tiramisu looks beautiful. This is very similar to the way I make it.
Thanks for sharing!

islandeat said...

Hi, Luna. I enjoyed seeing your Nonna's version of Tiramisu, which looks delectable.

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Dan

Simply Life said...

Oh wow, that looks amazing!

Katerina said...

I love tiramisu. My Italian teacher 20 years ago was the first to tell me that it is made of mascarpone cheese. Nothing can beat a family recipe.

Alisa said...

I love family recipes and I'm saving yours so I could make this for the holidays. Thanks for sharing this.

l said...

Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts. I'm sure using your grandmothers recipe makes it even more amazing.

meltingbutter.com said...

I just had the best tiramisu this weekend when I was in Venice...mmm...gonna try making it myself now...

Spice Sherpa said...

Wow...if ever there was a sultry looking tiramisu, you captured it. It looks exactly how it probably tastes. Excellent!

Flour Child said...

That is an exquisite looking tiramisu. And anything made with grandparents (even pillsbury rolls) is especially delicious. It's like magic.

Stephanie said...

One of my fav desserts! Looks like it came out quite nicely.

TiffKey said...

I love dishes inspired by nonnas (or by nana, as my family says!) Thanks for sharing!

Shabs said...

I just love tiramisu , it is my fav dessert . It looks really scrumptuous , yummmmmmmmm!!!!!!

eatgreek.net said...

mmmm.... so yummy!!!!! :D

Amy said...

I love tiramisu! Yours is beautiful, and I am sure it was delicious as well judging by the recipe :)!

Indonesian In Turkey said...

Falling in love with this tiramisu.. Will try it soon... thx for sharing

Nikki said...

Beautiful photo and dessert!

kitchenmorph said...

now tiramisu is something i've always wanted to try. i cannot overlook its taste. but omg wht's that tia maria and saviordi? i dunno.