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A truly delicious Tiramisu

A truly delicious Tiramisu, A truly delicious Tiramisu

A truly delicious Tiramisu

A truly delicious Tiramisu, A truly delicious Tiramisu

A truly delicious Tiramisu


Today, we’re diving into the delectable world of Italian desserts with a focus on a truly delicious Tiramisu.

I enjoyed the Tiramisu ‘of my life’ (dramatic, yes, but true) in Portofino in 2015. I was there with my family and this tiramisu was like none other I had tasted before. This is my recreation of this classic Italian dessert. This  is a truly delicious Tiramisu and is made silky and light thanks to the addition of whipping egg yolks and egg whites and adding these to the mascarpone and other delicious ingredients that help form the layers of tiramisu. This is a fantastic and well received dessert when entertaining and give the time of year, I hope it might also be a perfect addition to your Christmas table. Let’s explore the key elements that make this Tiramisu so special.

~Whipped Eggs: A Game-Changer:
Elevating the Tiramisu experience, the secret lies in using whipped eggs. This technique transforms the dessert into a fabulous, lighter-style tiramisu. The airy texture adds a delightful dimension.

~ A Perfect Make-Ahead Dessert:
Planning ahead for your Christmas celebrations? This Tiramisu is your perfect ally. The flavours meld beautifully over time, reaching their peak the following day. Prepare in advance, and watch as this dessert becomes the star of your festive spread.

~ Christmas Cheer in Every Bite:
As we approach the holiday season, consider adding this Tiramisu to your Christmas dessert repertoire. The rich and comforting flavours are reminiscent of the festive spirit, making it an ideal sweet treat for your family and guests.

~ Versatility on the Christmas Table:
While Tiramisu is a classic Italian delight, its adaptability makes it a versatile addition to your Christmas menu. Whether served in individual portions or as a grand centrepiece, it brings a touch of Italian sophistication to your table.

~ Basically, it is delicious. Trust me.




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A truly delicious Tiramisu

A truly delicious Tiramisu, A truly delicious Tiramisu


This is a wonderful Italian Tiramisu. It is silky and light. Using whipped eggs is a game changer for a fabulous lighter style tiramisu. This will be even better the following day so it is the perfect make ahead dessert.
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Course: Desserts, Dessert, sweets
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Resting time: 4 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Nellie Kerrison | Relish Mama
Cost: 20


  • 1 Electric mixer
  • 1 presentation bowl or dish
  • 1 shallow bowl or tray for the coffee


  • 200 ml strong Coffee or espresso cooled to room temperature
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 80 g of caster sugar
  • 300 ml cream
  • 250 g Mascarpone
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Marsala brandy or Tia Maria – you can also use Kahlua
  • 1 packet saviorardi biscuits

Serving suggestions:

  • Dust with Dutch cocoa upon serving & some finely grated dark chocolate.
  • Berries on the side, make a lovely partner to tiramisu also.


  • Separate the eggs
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add in half of the sugar.
  • In another bowl, whip the egg yolks with the remaining sugar until pale & thickened. Add the cream & whip it to thicken. Add the mascarpone and vanilla & alcohol. You want the mixture to be lump free.
  • Add this mixture to the egg white mixture and gently fold to combine. Be sure to keep as much lightness and air as is possible.
  • Place the cooled coffee in a bowl or shallow small tray.
  • Take one sponge finger at a time and dip it into the coffee.
  • Place the biscuit in your chosen bowl or dish for serving. Repeat the process until the bottom layer of the dish is complete with dipped biscuits.
  • Coat with 1/3 of the mascarpone cream mixture
  • Create another layer and repeat process with the biscuits & mascarpone. And repeat with your final third layer with the mascarpone mixture spread evenly on top.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  • Dust with dutch cocoa upon serving as well as grated chocolate.


Please note that although tiramisu is typically made with marsala, you can use what you might have in your stores. Some alternatives are listed in with the ingredients for you.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1481IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg





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