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Classic Tiramisu

This traditional Italian dessert was given to many an 80s and 90s child, but more often than not it was straight from the freezer department. So how about revisiting those days with a homemade (and infinitely superior) version? This dispenses with the alcohol, but be warned – there’s still a healthy dose of coffee, so give to the kids with caution…


Classic Tiramisu

Prep Time:

20mins (Plus 4hrs Chilling)


Serves 6 People


£1.02 per Person



  • Ingredients

    6 Eggs
    200g Caster Sugar
    500g Mascarpone Cheese
    175g Pack of Sponge Fingers
    350ml Espresso Coffee or Instant Coffee
    50g Cocoa Powder

How to Cook

1. Separate the egg yolks from the whites by gently cracking the shell and splitting in half whilst tipping the yolk between the two halves over a bowl – this catches the whites while you are then left with the yolk in the shell.

2. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until light and creamy. Add the mascarpone cheese and continue to beat well until combined.

3. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold them into the mascarpone mix.

4. Make up your espresso coffee them pour into a shallow dish. Soak each sponge finger for a short amount of time in the coffee one by one until you have enough to cover the base of a baking dish/dessert tray (this should be about half of the sponge fingers).

5. Top them with half of your mascarpone mix then dust with half the cocoa powder. Repeat the process until you have topped this with another layer of sponge fingers and mascarpone. Dust the surface with the remaining cocoa and chill in the fridge for 4 hours.

Spruce it Up

If you’re not a fan of powdery chocolate then replace the cocoa powder with freshly grated chocolate. Just get a bar of dark chocolate and grate straight from the packet.

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