Sweet Little Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a dessert combo of espresso, rum, and mascarpone perfection. It's only second to creme brulee on my list of favorite desserts. Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant and see tiramisu on the menu my carb and wine stuffed body somehow can still make room for it. This was proven once again at Borgo on Saturday. Enjoying an evening with some great friends and fellow bloggers we filled ourselves with delicious food and desserts before heading to PARKSHOW.

The next post will be more on PARK. For now here are a few pictures of my own Tiramisu (recipe at the bottom) and the tasty dinner and dessert at Borgo.

   Recipe and directions:

3 - Eggs
1/2 cup - Brown Sugar
1 - Tbsp Rum
1/2 Package Ladyfingers (Aprox. 12)
1 cup espresso coffee (I used instant coffee, it tastes the same!)
1 - Tbsp coco powder
4-5 mini glasses, small mason jars, or wine glasses 
250g Mascarpone

Separate the egg yolks and egg whites into two bowls

Add the sugar to the egg yolks and whisk hard until they become pale and a little fluffy. It should take about 5 minutes

Whisk the egg whites till stiff peaks, it shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes at a good steady pace. They will be ready when you can hold them above your head without them falling out. Blizzard style.

Next take a large metal spoonful of mascarpone and gently fold it into the egg yolk and sugar mix combining it with a gently figure of eight movement and once combined do the same with a large spoonful of egg white. Continue this until it's all used up and then add the rum and stir in gently.

Make up your coffee and dip your finger biscuits into it, they only need a very brief dip, then set aside

Now you want to begin the layering process. Start with a layer of coffee-dipped ladyfingers which you can squish into the bottom of the glass, followed by a sprinkling of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of the fluffy egg mix, continue this way ending with a layer of fluffy egg mix.

Place the glasses into the fridge to set for at least 2 hours, then sprinkle the top with cocoa powder just before serving

Makes 4-5 serving and the recipe can be doubled for more or larger portions.


  1. Mmm, looks so yummy! I might actually have to try making tiramisu. I've only ever had it at restaurants, like you mentioned.

    1. It is an incredibly easy recipe, Jeanine! So I do hope you make it and let me know how it turns out!