Skip to main content

Mini Tiramisu (original Italian recipe)

The secret for a great Tiramisu? I personally believe is in the quality of the ingredients: a good Mascarpone, an Italian coffee blend and possibly home made Savoiardi (ladyfingers) biscuits...

This is how I prepare 4 single portion Tiramisu


My Tiramisu
 
Ingredients:

  • Egg yolk                                                       3 X
  • Sugar                                                          60 gr
  • Mascarpone (any other cheese's FORBIDDEN!)                                                                       250 gr
  • Home-made Savoiardi (AKA Ladyfinger biscuits)                                                                      32 X
  • Coffee (a great Italian coffee blend)                                                                                          5-6 X
  • Sugar to sweeten the coffee                      1 s.s.
  • Rum (or Gin) for the coffee                      2 s.s.
  • Bitter cocoa powder for the top



Directions:

Prepare the coffee (a Moka machine for 5 to 6 people), pour it in a bowl, add a soup spoon of sugar, 2 soup spoons of Rum (or Gin), stir and let the coffee cool down.

Whip the egg yolks with the 60 gr of sugar, then add the mascarpone cheese (that has been sitting at room temperature) and keep mixing until the Mascarpone cream has a homogeneous consistence.

Rapidly soak the ladyfingers in the coffee, let them drip for few seconds and start preparing the layers (I usually put a bit of the Mascarpone cream in the bottom of the bowl).



Alternate the soaked biscuits with a layer of Mascarpone cream up to the top of the bowl.


Sprinkle the cocoa powder on top of the last layer.

Leave the Tiramisu in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours!

The recipe to prepare the Savoiardi (ladyfingers) biscuits at home will be posted soon!

Popular posts

Cardmaking and papercraft magazines

Last month I had the chance to get, for the first time, a couple of Cardmaking & papercraft magazines: Papercraft Inspirations and Make Christmas card magazine.
Papercraft Inspiration December issue had a Christmas window build-a-scene embossingfolder and stamp free gift, as well as free festive papers. Make Christmas cards was offering: 2 embossing folder borders, 13 stylish stamps, 32 Christmas papers, 12 découpagesheets, 117 toppers & motifs and 73 festive greetings.
Here you have some of the cards and tags I've made with the magazines' gifts













All cards have been donated to hospitals 

A quick guide to candle making 🕯️

Finally, temperature lowered and I managed to prepare a set of candles for this fall.
Candles are great for any occasion!
Halloween🎃, Xmas🎄, B-days🎂, romantic dinners🥂 or relaxing nights🌃. You can keep 'em for yourself or give them to family and friends as gifts!
If you've never made candles before, but you're eager to try, here you have 10 basic steps to follow.

This is not a comprehensive guide and does not pretend to be a candle-making course.

1) weigh the wax  Do you want to know more about waxes? Follow this LINK
2) Melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie). Stir every now and then...    ⚠ Do not boil the wax ⚠ Neverever place the container with the wax directly on the stove!
3)  At this point, you can add some color HERE, you have a post on candle dyes.

Remember: the final color of your candle depends on the wax too! For example, soy wax iswhite at room temperature and for this reason, it gives back pastel-like colors. A trick to check the final color: drip some melted wax on a…