This is one of my all-time favourites. If you translate tiramisu into English, it literally means ‘pull me up.’ Yes! Even the name turns me on—let alone the ingredients. Here is the recipe in 7 easy steps.
Mix together 5 egg yolks with ½ cup of icing sugar.
Add a pinch of salt to the egg white and beat for about 7 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
Add 500g (2 cups) of mascarpone cheese to the egg yolk and sugar mixture, and blend until smooth.
Then, gently incorporate the mixture into your egg whites.
Cover the bottom of your favourite oven dish with lady finger cookies.
Make an espresso and mix with 1 oz of rum (optional), then pour half of the cup onto the cookies and cover with half of your mascarpone mixture.
Add another layer of cookies, wet with the remaining espresso, and cover with the other half of the mascarpone mixture.
Sprinkle with some cocoa powder and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.