Easy Tiramisu

Tiramisu - photo by Glen MacLarty


•    Espresso or strong black coffee, 1/2 cup

•    15-20 ladyfingers

•    1 pound Mascarpone cheese

•    3 eggs, separated

•    1/3 C confectioner's sugar

•    3 to 4 ounces dark chocolate, grated or cocoa

•    Rum (3 oz. optional)


1.    Combine egg yolks, 1 tablespoon Espresso, sugar, and rum into large mixing bowl.

2.    Beat 2 to 3 minutes

3.    Add Mascarpone and beat 3 to 5 minutes until consistency is smooth

4.    In another bowl, combine egg whites and a pinch of sugar. Beat until mixture forms stiff peaks

5.    Gently fold into Mascarpone mixture

6.    Pour rest of Espresso into flat dish, dip one side of each Lady Finger in the espresso, and layer on bottom of serving dish

7.    Spread 1/3 of Mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with cocoa

8.    Continue layering and finish with a Mascarpone layer

9.    Sprinkle with chocolate/cocoa

10.  Refrigerate at least1 hour before serving

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