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We are invited to dinner at a friend’s house tonight. They are cooking Italian. I’m in charge of bringing the dessert. What better way to end an Italian meal than with tiramisu.

I have made tiramisu every day without exception for the (almost) 7 years I have been running my restaurant. I am not tired of it, I still love this dessert. The lightness of the mascarpone cream, the softness of the cookie, the touch of coffee… a perfect match.

As often, there are many different recipes to make a tiramisu, and as often, I find that the simplest is the best. The succes of the recipe depends above all on the quality of the ingredients you use.

This recipe is probably the simplest I know and my favorite.



All seasons
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian


  • mascarpone 500 g
  • eggs 5
  • sugar 60 g
  • ladyfingers (Savoiardi) 24
  • large bowl of cold coffee 1
  • Cocoa


  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks.
  • Put a pinch of salt in the egg whites and beat them until they are stiff.
  • Whisk the yolks with the sugar. Add the mascarpone.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the yolks in three batches.
  • Wet the cookies in the coffee quickly before lining the bottom of the dish.
  • Cover with a layer of mascarpone cream and repeat the operation, alternating layers of cookies and cream, ending with the cream.
  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

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