Tiramisu is a popular coffee-flavoured Italian dessert made in layers with sponge finger biscuits. You dip the sponge fingers in coffee and liqueur and create layers with the whipped chocolate cream. Traditionally Tiramisu is made with a mascarpone cheese mixture. Tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian.
For our mother Margaret Vivian, who addicted me to this recipe.
Serves 8 – 12
- 250gm packet Sponge Finger Biscuits contains 24 fingers
- 200ml expresso coffee
- 1/2 cup of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, or Tia Maria or Marsala
- 600ml thickened cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 heaped tablespoons of Cadbury’s Chocolate Drinking Powder or similar product
- Some chocolate to grate over the top or use some chocolate drinking powder or cocoa.
- Combine coffee and liqueur into a bowl wide enough to dip the sponge finger biscuit in.
- Whip the cream with the sugar and chocolate drinking powder until it forms soft peaks.
- Dip the sponge finger biscuits one by one into the coffee/liqueur mixture and create a layer in your chosen container – lasagna style baking dishes are good to use or you can use square or oblong casserole type dishes. We have used a high-sided square container this time.
- After each layer of sponge biscuits smooth over some of the chocolate whipped cream. We had 3 layers of biscuits and cream in our chosen container. In a lasagna dish we get 2 layers of each.
- Grate some chocolate on top or sprinkle some drinking chocolate over the top.