Tiramisu – What is this magical dessert?
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, and flavored with cocoa – basically. The good thing about tiramisu is there are so many different versions, styles and recipes. Here at Best Tiramisu we will expose you to many different forms tiramisu can take and offer you some recipes to try out for yourself.
There is some debate regarding the origin of tiramisu, which we will go over at length in a blog post. The translation of tiramisu from Italian means “pick-me-up” (metaphorically, “make me happy”). This may refer to the caffeine in the espresso and effect of cocoa used in the recipe.
Regardless of its’ origin, tiramisu is one of the most delicious layered desserts you will ever enjoy. It is also pretty easy to make, a secret most any pastry chef does not want you to know. Here at Best Tiramisu we believe, given the correct ingredients, instruction and motivation, you too can make this dessert at home rivaling any top chef or pastry cook from Italy and in fact all of Europe.
Baking, unlike the savory side of the kitchen, is an exact art – a science if you will. Yet there are countless number of tiramisu recipes to be tried and enjoyed with your friends and family. This is one of the best parts of this dessert. Given it’s relatively short existence the plethora of styles and experiences are mind blowing. With or without alcohol, which by the way could be rum or brandy or Kahlua or marsala wine or ??? With or without nuts… With or without cream cheese… Yes the choice is really up to you.
Peruse the recipes, order your ingredients and get to making the most amazing dessert you will ever enjoy. Be sure to let us know how it turned out and which you think the best tiramisu recipe is!
Welcome to our world of tiramisu.