Tiramisu and A Milestone!

Posted: February 28, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Dessert, Italian
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Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian dessert. It is made with biscuits dipped in coffee, layered with mixture of egg yolks, mascarpone cheese and cream. And garnish with unsweetened cocoa powder sifted on top which compliments the sweetened cheese mixture.

And the best part about this dessert is you do not have to go through the hassle of baking and cooking. It just required some whipping and layering. And you end up with most heavenly, utterly gorgeous and decadent dessert.

Whenever we go out to eat Italian, it’s never happened that I have not ordered this dessert. As soon as I get the menu the first thing I see if they have tiramisu on the menu and the rest you can figure it out…:). ย So, far the best tiramisu I had is from Olive Garden and now made by ME.

This is my 100th post and what better dessert than this to celebrate and enjoy..

So, coming back to the recipe:




  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 24 ย Italian ladyfinger biscuits

For Garnish

  • 1 square semisweet Chocolate bar, grated
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, dusting


  • To start with I chill the bowl I will be whipping the cream in.
  • Combine the egg yolks with sugar on a double boiler. I do this by keeping a bowl over a boiling water.
  • Stir it constantly, reduce the heat to low and cook this for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove the mixture from heat, whisk the mixture in an electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment for about 5 minutes or until it turns thick and pale yellow.
  • Lower the speed to medium, add mascarpone and whisk until smooth.
  • Take out your chilled bowl from fridge and whip cream until soft peaks are formed.
  • Gently fold in the egg yolk and cheese mixture and keep it aside.
  • Mix instant coffee granules with 1 cup of hot water and keep it in a swallow bowl. This will be your espresso mixture.
  • Dip both the sides of each ladyfinger in espresso mixture and line the bottom of a dish.
  • Pour half ย of the cream mixture on top of the biscuit layer.
  • Repeat with dipping both the side of biscuits and placing them in a second layer in the dish.
  • Pour the rest of the cream mixture on the top. Smooth the top and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the top with grated chocolate bar and also dust with unsweetened cocoa powder.


  1. omg, the tiramisu totally rocks ! congrats on ur 100th post and hope many more milestoness come ur way !!

  2. Kothiyavunu says:

    congratulations on reaching 100th post!! Tiramisu looks very tempting..awesome!

  3. usha says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post! Tiramisu looks delicious!

  4. Pari Vasisht says:

    Hearty congrats, my favourite dessert looks yumm.


  5. Congrats on ur 100th post and wishing u more…
    tiramisu looks yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Juliana says:

    Congratulations on you 100th post ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, tiramisu is just perfect for this celelbration!

  7. tahemeem says:

    Congrats on ur 100th post dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. tahemeem says:

    OOh.. thats just beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ hey i love the olive garden’s Tiramisu too… i will definetely try urs ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. rebecca says:

    lovely dessert one of my favorites and congrats on the 100th post isn’t blogging fun

  10. Simply Life says:

    I’m so impressed you made this – looks great!

  11. Sarah Naveen says:

    oh wow!! what a wonderful post to celebrate your 100th post..
    Congrats Happy 100th..

  12. Rosa says:

    Ooohhhh, that is one of my favorite desserts!

    Your tiramisu looks fantastic.



  13. Choclette says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post and it looks like a very tempting dessert to celebrate.

  14. Priya says:

    Congrats on ur 100th post dear, Tiramisu looks absolutely tempting and delectable..

  15. Vimitha says:

    That looks absolutely mouth watering and congrats on the 100th post…

  16. Catherine says:

    This is one of my absolute favorite desserts! Wonderful recipe….I might try making this for my brothers birthday…as it is one of his favorites also…Blessings, Catherine

  17. Namitha says:

    Congrats on the 100th post…There is nothing better than Tiramisu for a celebration ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. swathi says:

    looks delicious. Love tiramisu and congrats on your 100th post.

  19. Krishnaveni says:

    wow, looks so good, like to have some:)

  20. Mallika says:

    What lovely presentation for an equally delicious dessert! Love to try it your way:)

  21. aipi says:

    Congrats n hugs dear..wish you many more such beautiful milestones to come!!
    Tiramisu has come out perfect..one of the most loved dessert in our household ๐Ÿ™‚

    US Masala

  22. sushma says:

    congratulations on reaching 100th post !…..looks Awesome:)

  23. Satya says:

    hey Suman
    many many hearty congrats for this beautiful milestone…ur tiramisu looks very inviting …perfect way to celebrate the moment
    Super Yummy Recipes

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