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Tiramisu for Purists

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This Tiramisu recipe is for purists.  No odd-ball flavours, no improvised ingredients "some things are just meant, not to be hacked and still called by there real name" and a minimum of ingredients used.  Even putting the slices of strawberry on top for garnish seemed to taint the dish - Sacrilege!

This dish is how I made it at the restaurant and Italian bakery where I met my beautiful wife of 16 years, Ecco Il Pane - "Here's the bread".  If i were to name drop, many a celebrity sampled this dish as we were right next to to 2 TV stations and several recording studios in Vancouver.

Here's from Wikipedia:
Tiramisu ([tiɾamiˈsu], Italian spelling: Tiramisù; lit. "pick me up" or "lift me up") is an Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (Italian: Savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, and flavored with Marsala wine and cocoa.[1] The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of puddings, cakes and other desserts.
 
 
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Step 1: THE GOODS

Picture of THE GOODS
You will need:
  • 500 grams of Marscapone
  • Approximately 40 Savioardi biscuits - Italian lady fingers
  • 5 eggs - separated
  • 1/3 cup of Marsala wine
  • 10 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1 cup espresso
  • 1/2 cup of rum
Now this recipe is for purists and I really hate to deviate from a classic, but... certain substitutions can be made.  Namely the booze.  You can skip on on the Marsala wine, your yolks will still froth.  But you do have to add a liquid containing a mild acid, the acid reacts with the yolk, heat and intro of air to lighten the load!  I have made this with diluted orange juice, lemon juice and once using some juiced wine grapes from the garden.   You can also skip on the rum for those who really don't want any alcohol used.  Simply add a couple more shots of espresso mixed with about 1/4 cup of good quality chocolate syrup.  And i don't mean Nestle quick.  You should use a dark chocolate syrup that is a touch salty, the kind typically added to a Mocha at your favorite espresso shop.
Ah you bring back my Italian Grandmothers Recipie, thank you so much. I don't have to tell all out there, nothing is smoother, delictable than Tiramisu and a glass of smooth white wine or Expresso. Thanks for Posting this.
wilgubeast1 year ago
This is spectacular! Thank you for sharing a real tiramisu. (And those strawberries, though not traditional, provide the visual impact that a thumbnail requires.)
iminthebathroom (author)  wilgubeast1 year ago
Thank you, yes the strawberry does make it pop
I love a traditional recipe, especially tiramisu. It looks awesome.
iminthebathroom (author)  eatproperly1 year ago
Thank you, some dishes like this are best left traditional, other ingredients muddle the flavors and you lose what the dish is all about