ALL ABOUT TIRAMISU (my daughter’s B-day cake)

There is no doubt that Tiramisu is the most popular Italian dessert. Today, it is considered a classic, has innumerable variations, and appears on every restaurant menu. Why is Tiramisu so popular? The answer is simple. It is DELICIOUS!. . . when it is properly made. Everybody knows by now that Tiramisu’ means “pick-me-up” in Italian, named for the high energy content (eggs and sugar) and the caffeine of the strong espresso coffee. There are many different stories about the origin of Tiramisu’. It is a layered cake, so some people place its origin in Tuscany, where another famous layered Italian dessert is very popular. It is called “Zuppa Inglese” (English Soup). It is neither English nor a soup. It is a simple cake of ladyfingers or a sponge cake soaked in “alkermes” liquor with alternating layers of chocolate and egg custard.

But this one I did not soaked in liqour, because my family doesn’t like it that way!
My son’s favorite cake too. The brilliant idea in Tiramisu’ is not in the technique of layering, but in the components. It was a great idea to combine coffee, zabaglione cream or mascarpone (I used mascarpone), and chocolate together. This is the true innovation of Tiramisu. I have tried countless different recipes among the infinite variations of Tiramisu, but the classic one, is still the one I prepare today and the one I prefer. The original recipe includes the use of raw eggs.

As an example of one of the many delicious variations of Tiramisu, which I posted here a step-by-step recipe for Tiramisu with strawberry, which is quickly becoming a new classic.

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