How to Make Classic Tiramisu

Tiramisu, the Italian "pick me up", is the perfect ending to any meal, whether it's an Italian dinner, your holiday meal or just the family "get together." So delicious!

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How to Make Classic Tiramisu Recipe
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Ingredients: 9 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 oz brandy, 1 lb mascarpone, 2 cups heavy cream, another 3/4 cup sugar, a tsp of pure vanilla extract, 2 pkgs of lady fingers and coffee liqueur.

Ingredients: 9 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 oz brandy, 1 lb mascarpone, 2 cups heavy cream, another 3/4 cup sugar, a tsp of pure vanilla extract, 2 pkgs of lady fingers and coffee liqueur.

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Separate the whites from the yolks. Place the yolks in the double boiler.

Separate the whites from the yolks. Place the yolks in the double boiler.

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Reserve egg whites for future use. Refrigerate or freeze for later.

Reserve egg whites for future use. Refrigerate or freeze for later.

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I used my vintage double boiler here. Put enough water into any double boiler until it comes just below the inside pot.

I used my vintage double boiler here. Put enough water into any double boiler until it comes just below the inside pot.

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Heat water, bring to a simmer, not a boil. Boiling the water could heat the inside pot too fast and cause the eggs to scramble and not cook.

Heat water, bring to a simmer, not a boil. Boiling the water could heat the inside pot too fast and cause the eggs to scramble and not cook.

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When the water comes to a simmer, add the cooking pot to the double boiler.

When the water comes to a simmer, add the cooking pot to the double boiler.

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Whisk thoroughly. It is important to stir through this entire process, again, you don't want the eggs to to become scrambled.

Whisk thoroughly. It is important to stir through this entire process, again, you don't want the eggs to to become scrambled.

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Heat the eggs slightly,  when the eggs are lightly warmed, gradually add the first 3/4 cup of sugar. Stirring constantly.

Heat the eggs slightly, when the eggs are lightly warmed, gradually add the first 3/4 cup of sugar. Stirring constantly.

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Continue heating and stirring until an instant read thermometer reaches 160f, done. Remove from heat.

Continue heating and stirring until an instant read thermometer reaches 160f, done. Remove from heat.

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Whip the sugared egg yolks in a stand mixer. Whip until thick and cool.

Whip the sugared egg yolks in a stand mixer. Whip until thick and cool.

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Gradually blend in the brandy, be sure to scrape down the sides and blend thoroughly. After the eggs have been whipped about 8 minutes and cool (about room temp) remove from mixer.

Gradually blend in the brandy, be sure to scrape down the sides and blend thoroughly. After the eggs have been whipped about 8 minutes and cool (about room temp) remove from mixer.

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Remove bowl from mixer and add 1/ 2 of the mascarpone.

Remove bowl from mixer and add 1/ 2 of the mascarpone.

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Using a whisk or spatula, blend in the mascarpone until no lumps are visible.

Using a whisk or spatula, blend in the mascarpone until no lumps are visible.

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Add in the remaining 1/2 of the mascarpone, blend until smooth.

Add in the remaining 1/2 of the mascarpone, blend until smooth.

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Beautiful and creamy.

Beautiful and creamy.

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In a mixing bowl and fitted with a wire whip add 2 cups heavy cream ...

In a mixing bowl and fitted with a wire whip add 2 cups heavy cream ...

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1 tsp pure vanilla extract ....

1 tsp pure vanilla extract ....

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Whip on medium high and gradually add the 2nd batch of sugar (3/4 cup) until stiff peaks form ...

Whip on medium high and gradually add the 2nd batch of sugar (3/4 cup) until stiff peaks form ...

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Like this.

Like this.

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Fold in half of the whipped cream into the egg and mascarpone mixture.

Fold in half of the whipped cream into the egg and mascarpone mixture.

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Fold in the remaining half of the whipped cream into the egg and mascarpone mixture.

Fold in the remaining half of the whipped cream into the egg and mascarpone mixture.

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Yummy!

Yummy!

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Sorry, I used store bought lady fingers for this guide. Open packaging and place the first package of opened lady fingers on the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan.

Sorry, I used store bought lady fingers for this guide. Open packaging and place the first package of opened lady fingers on the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan.

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Lay the first package of opened lady fingers out in a 9x13 glass pan.

Lay the first package of opened lady fingers out in a 9x13 glass pan.

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Drench the lady fingers with coffee liqueur.

Drench the lady fingers with coffee liqueur.

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Top the drenched lady fingers with 2/3 of the whipped cream and mascarpone egg mixture.

Top the drenched lady fingers with 2/3 of the whipped cream and mascarpone egg mixture.

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Spread out evenly.

Spread out evenly.

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Top with the remaining package of lady fingers.

Top with the remaining package of lady fingers.

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More coffee liqueur. 😊

More coffee liqueur. 😊

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Soak generously with coffee liqueur.

Soak generously with coffee liqueur.

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Top with the remaining 1/3 of the whipped cream and mascarpone egg mixture. Spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Top with the remaining 1/3 of the whipped cream and mascarpone egg mixture. Spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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Remove from refrigerator. Using a sieve, dust with cocoa.

Remove from refrigerator. Using a sieve, dust with cocoa.

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Shake sieve lightly over the top of the finished tiramisu.

Shake sieve lightly over the top of the finished tiramisu.

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Cover the entire top of dessert with cocoa. Use a hot knife to slice dessert. Use a spatula to serve. Garnish with grated chocolate, chocolate sauce and fresh berries. Keep in the refrigerator 2-3days

Cover the entire top of dessert with cocoa. Use a hot knife to slice dessert. Use a spatula to serve. Garnish with grated chocolate, chocolate sauce and fresh berries. Keep in the refrigerator 2-3days

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Probably my favorite Italian dessert, ever! Enjoy!

Probably my favorite Italian dessert, ever! Enjoy!

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Thank you for taking the time to view my Tiramisu guide. Remember to ❤️like my guide. Be sure to check out my other delicious guides! Enjoy!

Thank you for taking the time to view my Tiramisu guide. Remember to ❤️like my guide. Be sure to check out my other delicious guides! Enjoy!

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