"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cakes & Cupcakes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-14-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
Tiramisu Piemontese

This is a special recipe of Cristiano's. The best Tiramisu I ever had!!



Ingredients:
  • 700g/ 1,5 lb mascarpone
  • 6 very fresh (essential!!) eggs (5 if eggs are particularly large)
  • 100g / 3,5 oz sugar
  • half cup of Marsala wine
  • 1 cup (circa, more if needed) freshly brewed coffee (not too strong, slightly diluted) or little more as needed.
  • 600g / 1 lb + 5oz Savoiardi or lady fingers
  • pure cocoa powder unsweetened
  • sweetened cocoa powder
Instruction:
  1. Separate eggs. Beat together yolks, sugar, wine and mascarpone until the mixture attains a smooth creamy texture.
  2. Whip the eggwhite vigorously until it becomes solid. (do this patiently with "high energy", if it is not solid enough the end result will be soggy and soupy!)
  3. Carefully fold in the whipped eggwhite into the mascarpone/york mixture, blend them well and evenly.
  4. Mix 2 teaspoonful of sugar into the coffee, then pour in a container large enough to dip savoiardi/lady fingers comfortably. dip each pieces of biscuits into the coffee quickly, (wet the entire surface for a moment but not until it gets soggy all the way through) lay them neatly in one layer at the bottom of a large square/rectangular baking dish (or 2 medium).
  5. pour half of the cream (mascarpone/egg mixture) evenly over the savoiardi, then sprinkle the sweetened cocoa powder to cover the surface.
  6. lay another layer of savoiardi on top, repeat with the cream, then top it off with unsweetened pure cocoa powder.
  7. Chill it in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
Interesting note:
"Tiramisu" means "Pick me up" in Italian (Tira mi su). I was curious about the origin of this name, and when I asked Cristiano about it, he told me this rich cake full of calories (thus it would give you lots of energy) was served traditionally as a final dessert at weddings (the Italian weddings rival to those of Greeks, they keep on eating and eating all day and night!!). This was done to assure the newly weds' very "energetic" and passionate honeymoon following the big feast!!

__________________

__________________
urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Tiramisu is one of my favorites.
Thanks to Cris for sharing his recipe with us.
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 05:26 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
oohh! yummy! grazie!
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 05:28 PM   #4
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Oooooooooooooo! That looks extra good. I thought you soaked the ladyfingers in Frangelico though? Or some coffee flavoured liqueur I don't know about?
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 07:00 PM   #5
Cooking Links Contest Winner
 
shannon in KS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wamego, KS
Posts: 1,196
Send a message via Yahoo to shannon in KS
wowie zowwiiiie! That looks yum! Cool history of the name, too! Definitely have to try this one out!
__________________
shannon in KS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2005, 05:41 AM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alix
Oooooooooooooo! That looks extra good. I thought you soaked the ladyfingers in Frangelico though? Or some coffee flavoured liqueur I don't know about?
Cris always used just coffee for soaking the lady fingers. I know there are many variations so I looked around several credible italian cooking sites. Some mixed marsala wine into coffee instead of the cream, one site said to use "liquor of your choice" in the coffee but in this case marsala wine was not used in the cream. I am sure the other versions can be also good, the one thing to avoid I believe is to use another liquor on top of the marsala in the cream. Marsala wine has a particular flavour and you wouldn't want it to clash with some other alcoholic beverage...
__________________
urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2005, 12:18 PM   #7
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Thanks licia, I am so glad to have you here to answer my questions. I am on a baking spree today so if I get myself out to the store I may pick up the ingredients to try this soon.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 06:39 AM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 17
Send a message via MSN to Eliza
Well, I've got some friends over this weekend and am going to turn my hand at trying out this wonderful recipe...wish me luck!!!!
__________________
Eliza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 10:14 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
Good Luck Eliza!! If you need some help or advice, pm or email me!! I hope you guys will enjoy it!!
__________________
urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2006, 03:43 AM   #10
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 17
Send a message via MSN to Eliza
Thks urmaniac13, I tried it this morning and cldn't believe how easy it was!!! Ofcourse, instead of Masala wine - which is really expensive and fairly hard to find in Spore, i used brandy instead and guess what - it turned out wonderfully! My husband cldn't resist dipping his fingers into the cream mixture and i hope my friends will love it tonite!

Thks so much for the easy and wonderful recipe....you can bet your bottom dollar i'll be making more of this!

There was even enough cream left for me to make a small loaf which i gave to my neighour!!!

Simply can't thank you enough urmaniac13!!!!!!!
__________________

__________________
Eliza is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.