Tiramisù

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 6 people

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  • Tiramisù
  • 500 gm mascarpone
  • 4 eggwhites
  • 250 ml (1 cup) strong espresso, cooled
  • 185 ml Marsala
  • To serve: Dutch process cocoa powder
  • To serve: dark chocolate, shaved
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  • Savoiardi biscuits
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 150 gm (2/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110 gm (½ cup) plain flour
  • For dusting: white sugar
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  • Zabaglione
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100 gm caster sugar
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) Marsala
01   For savoiardi biscuits, preheat oven to 180C. Using an electric mixer, whisk egg yolks, 55gm sugar and vanilla extract until pale and creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk eggwhites and a pinch of salt until soft peaks form, then gradually add remaining sugar and beat until stiff and shiny. Add to yolk mixture and gently fold through, sift over flour and fold through until just combined. Using a piping bag fitted with a 2cm-plain nozzle, pipe 7cm-long fingers spaced 2cm apart onto lightly greased and lined oven trays, scatter with white sugar and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer paper with biscuits to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 40. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
02   For zabaglione, whisk egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water until pale, add Marsala and whisk for about 10 minutes or until tripled in volume and mixture holds a trail. Cool.
03   Place mascarpone in bowl and beat until smooth, add zabaglione and fold to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk eggwhites until soft peaks form, then gently fold through zabaglione mixture.
04   Combine espresso and Marsala in a bowl. Dip biscuits in espresso liquid, place two in each base of 6 serving glasses, top each with a ¼ cup of zabaglione mixture and repeat twice more with biscuits and zabaglione mixture. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Serve dusted with cocoa and chocolate shavings.
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WHERE TO TRY IT

Bizzarri Restaurant Two

The tiramisù here involves house-made savoiardi, proper Marsala and Italian mascarpone. Como Centre, 299 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, Vic, (03) 9826 2277.

Alio

The 'Locatelli family tiramisù' appears on the menu at this local hero. 5 Baptist St, Surry Hills, NSW, (02) 8394 9368.

Mariosarti

This Brisbane stayer offers a tiramisù that’s pure tradition. 41 Sherwood Rd, Toowong, Qld, (07) 3870 4933.

Note You can use bought savoiardi biscuits but we like the idea of making them from scratch.

Recipe:

ADELAIDE LUCAS

Photography:

BRETT STEVENS

Styling:

ELODIE RAMBAUD

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