Savouring Saturday: Homemade Tiramisu

Hello zesters!! Today we are touching in on my home roots- Italy!! Last weekend we catered the “Taste of Tuscany” pick up party over at Vina Robles. We had the pleasure of making some delicious tiramisu and since then we have had a few attendees ask for the recipe. We are not selfish here at Zest- time to share the loveeeeee.

Ingredients: Original recipe makes 12 Servings

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 3 Tbs Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs Amaretto or Rum
  • 1 cup strong cold coffee/espresso
  • 7 oz Ladyfinger cookies
  • Cocoa for dusting

Whip cream, sugar and vanilla. Add Mascarpone cheese and amaretto or rum.

Pour coffee into a shallow dish. Dip enough ladyfingers in coffee to cover the base of a 6×9 inch (15×24 cm; 4 cups volume) square dish. Add a part of the cream mixture and level out. Repeat layers 1 or 2 times, ending with the cream.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Dust with cocoa before serving.

easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0644Got all your ingredients?

easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0646Whip up your filling!!

easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0647Kristi was a little shocked by the amount, gotta love a day with zest!!

easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0648I was quite happy on the other end licking away! That’s the best part of clean up!!

easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0645Now for your first thin layer of cream on the bottom.

easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0649Time to dunk your lady fingers in the cold espresso- just a quick dunk!! They will get soggy! Then begin to layer your tray.easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0651Jammin along….



Once you have your first layer done, add another layer of cream and start your lady fingers in the reverse direction to criss cross them. Next step is your last one, add one more layer of cream!

easy_homemade_tiramisu_recipe_0653And lastly dust with your cocoa powder!





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