It was a beautiful Monday morning and I was on my way to Casa Barilla along Kreta Ayer Road for my first Italian cooking class with the vivacious Chef Charlotte D’Isodoro who’s worked in Michelin-starred kitchens around the world. It was a small class of 6 of us and we were all terribly excited about learning how to make a killer tiramisu — And it actually turned out to be a lot simpler than I thought!
And here are the ingredients: (Serves 4)
3 egg yolks
1 long espresso coffee mixed with 2 tsp of rum
125g whipping cream
250g lady’s fingers
We started out with beating the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl till ribbons form with the whisk. Then, we prepared the whipping cream before leaving it in the fridge to set. We made some good strong coffee and added some rum to the mixture. Once we’ve combined the whipped cream and egg yolk/sugar mixture, it was time to gently fold in the mascarpone. Now comes the fun part. Dipping the lady’s fingers in the coffee. It actually goes in as a really quick dip because the biscuits absorb a lot of liquid fast! So quick dip and arrange on top of a the first layer of cream in a bowl of your choice. Then spread another layer of cream and top with coffee-soaked biscuit again. And finally, smooth over the two layers with a final layer of cream and leave in the fridge for about an hour before eating.
Of course, as Chef Charlotte would say, tiramisu always tastes better the following day. So if you’re preparing for a party, be sure to make the dessert the night before for best results.
Check out this mini-vid I made on Instagram of the process.
Good luck and let me know how yours went! x