By MAY LIN TYE.
Tiramisu means “pick-me-up” in Italian, and who doesn’t need a pick-me-up at this time of year?! This does not actually require baking, but is one of my favourite desserts.
Traditionally a layered dessert combining coffee, chocolate and liquor, this is a simpler, non-alcoholic version that takes no time at all.
If you’re not a coffee fan, try substituting it with a cup of drinking chocolate, or even Milo.
- 200g mascarpone
- 1 cup cream
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 50g dark chocolate
- 50g white chocolate
- Savoiardi biscuits (a.k.a. Ladyfingers)
- 1 cup espresso or instant black coffee
- Cocoa powder (for dusting)
Beat together the mascarpone, cream and sugar until you achieve a thick whipped cream texture.
Chop up dark chocolate and white chocolate and fold into the cream mixture.
Assemble either in individual glasses or a serving dish.
Dip savoiardi biscuits into the coffee to soak them one by one, just briefly for a couple of seconds so they don’t get too soggy. If using glasses to serve the tiramisu, you will need to break the biscuits up.
Place one layer of coffee-soaked biscuits in the glass or serving dish. Spoon in a dollop of the cream mixture and smooth it over.
Continue layering up as per the size of your glass or dish, ending with the cream mixture. Dust the top with cocoa powder.
Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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