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My family tiramisu, a step-by-step recipe

“The blog is a part of who I am. It’s becoming like a limb. I have to feed it all the time. I think of it as an engine that propelled me forward. I look at the world through my blogger struggles. When I go anywhere I wonder if it’s blogger material. I experience things more intensely because I’m asking myself more questions, not just living in the moment, so that I can talk to my readers afterwards.

When I’ve found my groove and I’m not hung up on traffic and number of comments and whether I’m going to quit, it’s so gratifying. It brings me so much in terms of interaction and feedback and ideas and inspiration. It’s really worth every ounce of energy I pour into it. It has grown with me. It’s really the key to everything else that I do.”

Clotilde Dusoulier, Chocolate & Zucchini – from Will Write for Food, Dianne Jacob


… I wouldn’t be able to express my feelings in a better way or to find better words to celebrate my first 3 years of blogging today. Today, when I’m back home from London full of ideas and inspiration and I am ready to put everything into practice, today, when the snow has covered everything in white, softness and quietness, today, when the new life has finally begun.

And I want to thank you, because Clotilde’s words are true, true because I do appreciate your feedback, the love and the friendship, the interaction that grows constantly and makes me grow, an everlasting spur to do better not to disappoint you.

Therefore I decided to make this special treat for you, my Mum’s tiramisu, the basic version, still missing here on the blog… I could not wait any longer to publish it!

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5 from 3 votes

My tiramisu

Servings 10
Author Mum


  • 5 free range organic eggs
  • 500 g of mascarpone cheese
  • 5 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vinsanto, sweet wine or any other liqueur
  • 1 generous cup of dark espresso or moka coffee
  • 1 big pack of savoy or lady fingers biscuits, approx. 40 biscuits or more
  • 100 g of dark chocolate
  • unsweetened cocoa powder to dust


  • Divide the egg yolks and the egg whites. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar with a whisk or electric mixer until they become white and fluffy. Rub the egg cream between your fingers: when ready, it should be completely smooth.
  • Now add the mascarpone cheese and keep on whisking until it is completely combined. Add two tablespoons of vinsanto or of your favourite liqueur and stir in.
  • In a separate bowl whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form and gently fold them in.
  • In a large shallow dish spoon a few tablespoons of mascarpone cream and spread it evenly. Soak quickly the biscuits into the warm black coffee and make a layer of them over the mascarpone cream. Cover the ladyfingers with more mascarpone cream and sprinkle some chopped dark chocolate. Make two or three layers of biscuits and mascarpone cream, then finish with a generous dusting of cocoa powder. If you prefer, you can serve the tiramisu into individual cups.
  • Leave the tiramisu in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
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  1. Oh, I love tiramisu so much! I always do exactly the same recipe only without chocolate. Next time I’ll give it a try! 🙂

    Congratulations on the 3 years anniversary!

  2. Gorgeous sentiment and a gorgeous recipe to accompany it! My family recipe for tiramisu is very similar but I always like to try little variations so will definitely be giving this a go. Congratulations on three years and happy blog birthday!

  3. Ooooh, thanks for sharing! This looks so amazing! 🙂 I love tiramisu, we have an Italian family that runs a gelato place in my hometown in Germany, and they always made tiramisu for my birthday. Heaven!

  4. 5 stars
    What a great way to celebrate 3 years of blogging. Your Tiramisu looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging and the Foodbuzz Top 9:)

  5. I love love LOVE your photos and your video!! 🙂 the song is so sweet i’ve never made tiramisu but a lot of my friends and family like it so i’m definitely bookmarking this recipe 🙂 hehe

  6. This is like a piece of jewel you’re sharing. I’ve had good tiramisus but never made one, always keeping a look out for atypical (heirloom) recipes and look what I found (vinsanto!).

  7. First off, congrats on the anniversary!

    Secondly, this is a gorgeous tiramisu and I’ve actually been looking for a recipe or at the very least beautiful inspiration. Thanks for the added push with that cute step by step video, it makes me want to try making this even more 🙂

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