how to make the perfect tiramisu

how to make the perfect Tiramisu
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If you´re looking for how to make the perfect Tiramisu, I bet this is the one.

This Tiramisu is a traditional Christmas recipe in our household. I’ve been making Tiramisu for over a decade now and have made it perfect over the years.
The recipe is very simple and can be made pregnant, kids and breastfeeding-friendly. But what is Tiramisu? Tiramisu is an Italian dessert with ladyfingers, coffee, and cheese cream. We are not using ladyfingers in this recipe. We will make a super simple cake that tastes even better.

ingredients for the perfect creamy tiramisu

  • All-purpose flour.

    I use flour type 405.
  • Eggs.

    We will need eggs for the cake and egg yolks for the cream.
  • Sugar.

    White sugar is the best option for this recipe.
  • Mascarpone cheese.

    It is an Italian double or triple cream cheese ( 80 % fat). The flavor is slightly sweet, which is perfect for the Tiramisu.
  • heavy cream.

    The heavy cream is going to make the Tiramisu more fluffy and lighter.
  • Vanilla extract.

    High-quality organic vanilla extract is the best option.
  • Espresso.

    If you cannot make espresso, make a very strong coffee. If you don’t want caffeine, make decaf coffee. The thing we need is the coffee taste.
  • Amaretto or Cherry juice.

    if you want to make the tiramisu alcohol-free, use sour cherry juice and a sprinkle of cinnamon. It will taste amazing.
  • Cocoa

pregnancy safety, kids friendly tiramisu recipe

how to make the tiramisu pregnant friendly

  • If you are pregnant, you shouldn´t eat raw eggs or any dairy product which is made out of not pasteurized cream. Most commercial mascarpone cheeses are made out of pasteurized cream; just check it before buying. Leave the egg yolks out of the cream recipe, as it is not pregnant-safe. Mix the sugar with the mascarpone and add the heavy cream as the instruction says.
  • Instead of the Amaretto, use sour cherry juice and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Instead of espresso, use decaf coffee.

how to make the tiramisu kids breastfeeding-friendly

  • If you are breastfeeding or have kids, then the traditional recipe is unsafe for you or the kids.
  • Instead of espresso, use decaf coffee; this works really well.
  • Instead of the Amaretto, use sour cherry juice and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

pregnancy safety, kids friendly tiramisu recipe

any tips?

  • If you are the host of any occasion and have many different people come over but want to serve different versions of the recipe, I recommend serving the Tiramisu in glasses. You can cut the cake in the size of the glasses and prepare two different versions by making a few glasses with amaretto and espresso and the others with decaf coffee and cherry juice.
  • Let the Tiramisu chill overnight in the fridge. The ingredients have enough time to chill, and the dessert will taste so much better.
  • If you`re making the alcohol-free version, don’t forget to mix a little bit of cinnamon with the sour cherry juice. But don’t add too much, as cinnamon has a very strong taste, and we don’t want the cinnamon to distract from the Tiramisu.
  • If you don´t have amaretto, use rum instead.

how to make the perfect Tiramisu

Preptime: 20min

Cooktime: 20min

Waittime:4 hoursmin


Ingredients for the cake:

90gall-purpose flour
0.5tspbaking powder
1tbspvanilla extract
sprinkle salt

Ingredients for the cream:

90gall-purpose flour
0.5tspbaking powder
1tbspvanilla extract
sprinkle salt
1000gmascarpone cheese
200gheavy cream
8clamaretto (or 100ml sour cherry juice and 0.5tsp cinnamon
2egg yolks
1tbspvanilla extract
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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lay parchment paper on a 25 25 cm (12x12 inch) baking casserole.
  2. Mix in a small bowl flour and baking powder together.
  3. Separate egg yolk and egg white in two bowls.
  4. Add a sprinkle of salt in the bowl with the egg white.
  5. Beat the egg white with a hand or stand mixer until its doubled its size and becomes white foam.
  6. In the other bowl, add the sugar to the egg yolks and mix with a hand or stand mixer until it’s creamy.
  7. Add the vanilla extract and flour mix, and mix until well combined.
  8. Add the white egg foam to the bowl and slowly stir it until well combined.
  9. Pour the batter into the baking casserole and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until it’s done. Pretest with a wooden stick by inserting it in the middle and see if the batter sticks to a wooden stick; if not, the cake is ready to remove from the oven.
  10. Let the cake cool off and remove the parchment paper by putting the cake upside down.
  11. In a glass, combine espresso and Amaretto (or sour cherry juice and cinnamon) together and set aside.
  12. In the meantime, we are going to make the cream.
  13. Add egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and beat until it’s creamy.
  14. Add Mascarpone cheese and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.
  15. In another bowl, beat the heavy cream until it’s creamy.
  16. Pour the heavy cream into the mascarpone cream bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  17. Pour the espresso-amaretto over the cake.
  18. Spread the mascarpone mixture evenly over the cake.
  19. Dust cocoa powder over until the top is covered.
  20. Cover the casserole with plastic wrap.
  21. Put the baking casserole in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight, which is even better.
  22. Before serving, slice the tiramisu.
  23. ENJOY!

about me

Hi, welcome to my Food blog! My name is Coco. I’m 27 years old. You can call me the lucky one for marrying my soulmate, best friend and biggest cheerleader. My greatest blessing is being the mother of a beautiful girl and a baby boy. I spent the first 6 years of my life in the Dominican Republic. My family then moved to Germany, where I still live.


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