Salwaa’s Tiramisu

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Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made of ladyfingers soaked in strong black coffee, arranged in layers and filled with a cream made with mascarpone and eggs. Tiramisu is one of the most famous Italian desserts in the world, it’s delicious and easy to make.

Make a large tiramisu or into individual serving dishes for convenient serving at your next party.

1 cup strong black coffee
18 – 20 sponge finger biscuits
250g mascarpone cheese
284ml fresh cream
2 medium eggs
4 tablespoons caster sugar
50g plain chocolate, grated
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Lightly grease a 900g loaf tin. Line with cling film. Using a shallow dish, dip the finger biscuits in the coffee.
Arrange soaked finger biscuits, sugar side on the outside, vertically along the long sides of the tin.
Whip the cream until soft peaks.
Add the cheese. Whisk the eggs and sugar until thick, fold into the cream and cheese mixture.

Mix together the chocolate and cocoa powder.
Scatter a third of the chocolate into the tin, top with half cream mixture.
Trim finger biscuits, add the trimmings to the cream
Top with half of the remaining chocolate, remaining cream and finish with a layer of the rest of the chocolate.
Chill for at least 3 hours or better still overnight.
Invert tin onto a serving plate and peel away the cling film. Serve chilled.


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