Tiramisu is from Italy. It means to ‘pick me up’ which explains the inclusion of coffee and alcohol.


Serves 4-6


250g mascarpone
100g icing sugar
10ml vanilla extract
1pt whipping cream
100ml Amaretto
250ml strong coffee
200g Savoiardi biscuits
100g dark chocolate
Cocoa for dusting



In a large bowl whisk the mascarpone with the icing sugar and vanilla extract, when smooth add the whipping cream and whisk until light and just firm.

Add the amaretto to the coffee and soak the savoiardi biscuits one by one for 10 seconds. Place them into glasses (it doesn’t matter if they break up a little to make them fit).

Spoon the mascarpone mix into a piping bag with a medium plain nozzle and pipe a layer over the biscuits.

Grate some of the dark chocolate over the mascarpone before adding another layer of biscuit.

When you get to the final layer of mascarpone decorate the top with grated chocolate, dust with cocoa and serve.

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