中文: 提拉米苏

Tiramisu, even the name sounds so beautiful!  I love making tiramisu for parties.  It is always gone before you know it.  Sometimes I would make it just for myself.  With a cup of hot coffee and a good book in hand, it feels like heaven! O(∩_∩)O~

You can make it whatever shape you want.  Tiramisu in dessert cups are so cute and pretty.


8 oz mascarpone cheese
2 egg yolks
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons rum and coffee liqueur (recommend Kahlua)
2 shots of espresso

18 to 20 lady finger cookies
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar (use more if you have a sweet tooth)
1 teaspoon gelatin powder
2 to 3 tablespoons water
unsweetened coco powder


Get a 6 inch round or square cake pan ready.

Add egg yolks and half of the sugar to a double boiler bowl.  Beat the yolks and sugar until yolks turns creamy white color with electric mixer on medium low speed when the double boiler is simmering over low heat. 

Remove from heat and allow the yolks to cool down to room temperature.

In another medium bowl, add mascarpone cheese.  Beat with electric mixer until the cheese is smooth.  Add the cheese to yolk mixture.  Beat until well combined.

Sprinkle the gelatin powder over water in a bowl.  Let it sit for a couple minutes and then microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds or until it completely melts.  Cool until it is no longer too hot to touch.  Add to the yolk and cheese mixture.  Whisk until well combined. 

Replace the electric mixer with a clean pair of beaters. 

Beat the heavy cream in a medium bowl just until it begins to hold it shape.  Gradually add the other half of sugar in between.

With a rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped cream into yolk and cheese mixture.

Mix rum and coffee liquor and espresso coffee in a small bowl or deep plate.  

Deep the lady finger cookies in the coffee mixture for a few seconds.  And then layer them at the bottom of glass cake pan.

I didn’t find lady finger cookies in my local grocery store.  The closest ones I got are Stella Doro margrite cookies.  I did a quick online research when I was standing in the cookie aisle.  These cookies would work too.  You just need to soak them in the espresso mixture a little bit longer than the regular lady finger cookies.

Top with 1/3 cheese mixture and smooth it out with a spoon.

Add another layer of lady finger cookies. 

Top with cheese mixture again.  Repeat the process until the cheese and cookies are done.

Chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Sprinkle with shifted unsweetened coco powder on the top.

I make a square one and another two cute mini tiramisu in dessert cups.

My afternoon gets so much better with a piece of tiramisu and a cup of black coffee! O(∩_∩)O~