Torino Tiramisu

While dwelling in an apartment in the center of Torino my freshman year of high school, I got into the habit of going out every weekend to get a tiramisu for dessert. There were two restaurants that I could walk to from my place to get the one type of tiramisu I craved daily: tiramisu in a cup. It was my favorite dessert (I do not currently have a favorite dessert). However, tiramisu assembled as a cake was always infinitely worse. I would choose many other dishes over tiramisu in cake form! It just goes to show that presentation is key.

Torino Tiramisu

 

When I returned from my year overseas, I developed this recipe in honor of my “saturday night tiramisu”. It’s just like I remember it..

*Note: This recipe is dedicated to all gustai (people of taste) that prefer tiramisu in a cup to tiramisu in cake form.

Torino Tiramisu 

Level: Easy          Time: 20 minutes           Serves: 6

3 egg Yolks

¼ cup Heavy Cream

½ cup Sugar

1 tsp. Marsala

½ cup Mascarpone

9 tbsp. Espresso (regular coffee can be used too)

3 tbsp. Kahlua

50 g Lady Fingers

 

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a heat-proof bowl set over a pot of boiling water for a few minutes, until cream is formed and sugar is slightly dissolved. Whisk in marsala, continue to beat for a minute or so, and then take off heat. Let sit to cool.

Sugar and Egg Yolks

 

Slowly whisk the egg yolks and sugar on heat until cream is formed.

Slowly whisk the egg yolks and sugar on heat until cream is formed.

In an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.

Whipped cream

Whipped cream

In a larger bowl, fold the mascarpone into the egg yolk cream.

The mascarpone is folded into the egg cream.

The mascarpone is folded into the egg cream.

Mascarpone Cream

Fold in the whipped cream.

Fold the creams together.

Fold the creams together.

Tiramisu Crema

In a small bowl, mix the kahlua and espresso together.

Espresso and Kahlua

Espresso and Kahlua

To Assemble: Crack 1 & 1/2 lady fingers into a small cup.

Lay out your cups. I like to use these little espresso cups. Tiramisu is rich, so it's the perfect portion!

Lay out your cups. I like to use these little espresso cups. Tiramisu is rich, so it’s the perfect portion!

Lady Fingers in Cup

Lady fingers

Lady fingers

 

Pour coffee mixture over lady fingers until submerged.

Pour espresso mixture over.

Pour espresso mixture over.

Pipe the cream on top.

Piping the cream.

Piping the cream.

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Dust with cocoa powder.

Cocoa for Tiramisu

Dust with cocoa.

Dust with cocoa.

Buon Appetito! Now go visit the fair city of Torino!

 

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