Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert made with layers of ladyfingers soaked in coffee and liqueur, and a creamy filling made with mascarpone cheese, eggs, and sugar. Here is a recipe for making classic tiramisu at home:
2 cups hot brewed coffee
2 tablespoons Kahlua or other coffee-flavored liqueur
2 tablespoons sugar
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
In a small bowl, mix together the hot coffee, Kahlua, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese, egg yolks, and 1/4 cup of sugar until smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
Dip half of the ladyfingers into the coffee mixture, one at a time, and arrange them in a single layer in the bottom of a 9×9-inch baking dish.
Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
Repeat the process with the remaining ladyfingers and mascarpone mixture, making a second layer.
Cover the tiramisu with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Just before serving, dust the top of the tiramisu with cocoa powder. Cut the tiramisu into squares and serve chilled.