Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert that’s often enjoyed on summer afternoons with a glass of wine. The name means “pick me up” in Italian, and the flavors do the name justice. It’s light, airy, creamy, and decadent.
Tiramisu may look fancy, but the ingredients are quite simple. You probably have most of them already!
Classic tiramisu has egg yolks that have been lightly cooked with Grand Marnier and sugar. It's easy to do using a double boiler.
Beat the cream, then add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into the egg yolk mixture.
Soak the ladyfingers briefly in cooled coffee, then start to assemble your tiramisu.
Add a layer of cream over the ladyfinger cookies, which are also called savoiardi.
Add another layer of cookies, then another layer of cream. Chill overnight.
After the tiramisu has chilled, shave some high-quality chocolate on top. Don't hold back!
Cut a slice and dig into your homemade tiramisu!