Tiramisu (Pick-me-up)

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

November 27, 2015

Everyone needs a pick-me-up sometimes, this is so good, you almost want to drink it!

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  • Yields: Serves 8-10


6 eggs, separated

1/3 cup sugar

¼ cup Kahlua or coffee liqueur

¼ cup dry marsala wine

1 lb/475 gram container mascarpone or ricotta cheese at room temperature

½ cup strong coffee

24 lady fingers (not giant type)

2 oz semisweet chocolate


Beat egg yolks with sugar until light & lemon-coloured. Beat in ¼ cup each of Kahlua and wine.

Cook in double boiler or metal bowl placed over saucepan of simmering water until thickened, stirring constantly – let cool.

In large bowl, beat cheese until smooth, beat in custard. Whip egg whites until soft peaks form & fold in cheese/custard mixture.

One at a time, quickly dip lady fingers (12) into coffee and place in the bottom of wine goblets. Spread cheese/custard mixture (half) over lady fingers. Repeat with remaining 12 lady fingers & top with mixture.

Grate chocolate using grater over top. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.

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