Tiramisu’s “Pick Me Up” Tale


Tracing The Roots Of Tiramisu 

The legend behind Tiramisu is quite an interesting one. Originating in Treviso back in the 1800s, the word ‘Tiramisu’ literally means ‘pick me up’ in the Treviso dialect! Even though the Italian dessert, Tiramisu, was first made in the 1800s, it was not till the 1980s that it was popularised all over Italy and even around the world. Until that time, it was only made by the nonnas of the house with their special skills and immense passion in the areas in and around Treviso, Italy.

The Tiramisu recipe was first experimented with and used by a ‘maitresse’ of a house of pleasure in Central Treviso as an aphrodisiac dessert to reinvigorate the countrymen after a fatiguing day. The ancient nonna’s recipe of Tiramisu was so ahead of its time that it underwent little to no evolution in the past two centuries of its existence.

Tiramisu Dish

Curious About How To Make A Tiramisu? Make Yours From Scratch

Make the Italian dessert that took the world by storm in the 1980s at home in just a few easy steps.

As opposed to most desserts, the Tiramisu recipe (serving 2) is fairly simple and easy to make. All you need is -

  • Savoiardi biscuits, 2 packs 

  • Chilled Mascarpone Cheese, 450 grams

  • Coffee, 90 grams 

  • Vanilla Extract, 1-2 tsp 

  • Raw Eggs’ Yolk, 6 large 

  • Whipped Cream, 750 grams 

  • Sugar, 110-130 grams

  • Cocoa Powder, for dusting

Once you have gathered all the ingredients in one place, let us start preparing the best Italian dessert there is, shall we?

  • Start by beating mascarpone cream, sugar and vanilla extract together until stiff peaks to form a wet ingredients mix.

  • Take 7 shots of espresso and start dipping your Savoiardi biscuits. Take the soaked biscuits and line them up in your tiramisu tray.

    • To add a stronger taste, you can add 1 shot of rum to your espresso.

      Tiramisu Ingredients
  • Slather a layer of the wet ingredients mixed on top of the soaked biscuits.

  • Repeat the third and fourth steps till you are satisfied.

  • Dust some unsweetened cocoa powder on the top of the dish and let it refrigerate for up to 24 hours for a better taste

    Tiramisu Dessert

Avoid Making These Mistakes While Making A Tiramisu -

  • Always use Savoiardi biscuits as the base. It may seem like using cookies is fine, but trust us, it is not.

  • Use all the ingredients at room temperature. Nothing should be extra warm or extra chilled.

  • Do not, and we repeat, do not use instant coffee to make the coffee syrup. Use a stronger coffee to make an espresso instead.

  • Do not overbeat the mascarpone. Beat the wet ingredients as required, otherwise, the texture will start resembling cottage cheese.

  • Dip the Savoiardi biscuits in the coffee syrup until moist and tender.

  • Let the tiramisu refrigerate till it sets properly. Serving it before that might not be the best-case scenario as it will ruin the taste.

Do You Want To Knock Your Guests’ Socks Off With Your Culinary Skills? Here Are A Few Tips To Plate And Store Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a flavourful and interesting Italian dessert infused with the richness of cocoa and coffee. It is a great dessert to play around with when it comes to plating it for your guests. Here are a few ways you can plate your royally luxurious and moist tiramisu to sweep your guests off their feet - 

  • Cut the tiramisu with a lot of care as they are extremely delicate and serve it on a dessert plate. Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and dust off some cocoa powder. If you want to make it look more pretty, add some berries or chopped strawberries on top too.

  • Make your tiramisu the exact way but in transparent glass. Or if you are unsure of how to work about it, you can always use a flat-bottomed dessert bowl to make your tiramisu.

  • You can also do away with the coffee essence by dipping the Savoiardi biscuits in a fruit puree of your choice. And garnish the tiramisu with the same chopped fruit to make it more enticing and attractive.

    Storing Tiramisu

A pro tip: Store the tiramisu dessert in the refrigerator for more than six hours. It helps the rich cocoa flavours to be immersed well in the dessert.

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