Creamy Tiramisu

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Makes approx. 4 serves

  • 1-2 tsp instant coffee
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 100ml Marsala
  • 3 eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 250g mascarpone
  • approx. 20 lady finger biscuits
  • cocoa powder for dusting
  • dark chocolate for shavings


  1. Depending on how strong you want the coffee flavour, put 1-2 heaped teaspoons of instant coffee into a jug or mug and add the boiling water. Set aside to cool.
  2. Separate the eggs into two large bowls. Whisk the yolks for a minute, then start gradually adding the sugar. Continue whisking until all sugar is incorporated.
  3. Add the mascarpone, half at a time, whisking into the mix. Continue whisking until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold the whites into the mascarpone mix until fully combined.
  5. Add the Marsala to the cooled coffee and stir. Pour into a small shallow container.
  6. Put a thin layer of the mascarpone mix into the base of a dish (a wide glass can also work well). Soak finger biscuits in coffee mix for a few seconds each and place them on top of the mascarpone layer. Do this until the mascarpone layer is covered.
  7. Spoon a little more coffee mix over the biscuits and cover with a decent layer of the mascarpone mix. Depending on the size of your dish, you may want to repeat with a second layer of biscuits.
  8. Place completed tiramisus into the fridge to set for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  9. Just before serving, sprinkle with cocoa powder and shavings of dark chocolate.

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