Pull me up” is the translation of Tiramisù. For sure it refers to the strong caloric contribution, which is supposed to give an aphrodisiac help.

What is basic for this delicious dessert is the freshness – and safety – of the ingredients: Mascarpone, which is a cheese from Northern Italy with a high contents of fat and the eggs, which are usually raw.

Marcella Ansaldo suggests  a method for a “really safe” tiramisu. Here you can compare the original recipe with the safer method and a personal variation.

Ingredients: coffepoots

200 gr ( 7 Oz) Mascarpone cheese

2 eggs

2 tbs sugar

250 ml ( 1 cup) strong Italian coffe (better from an Italian coffee pot)

1 tbs Rhum

16 Savoiardi ( Lady’s fingers) or 30 Pavesini

1 tbs cocoa powder

pinch of salt

Procedure:

Pour the Rhum in the coffe.In a bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar until fluffy. Add the Mascarpone and mix well.In a separate bowl whip up the egg white with a pinch of salt until firm and fold them into the cream.Dip the biscuits into the coffee and place them side by side on the bottom of a rectangular serving dish. Pour half of the cream over the biscuits and make a second layer of biscuits, dipped in the coffee. Cover the top with the left cream.Sprinkle the cocoa on top of the Tiramisù and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

SAFER TIRAMISU’

200 gr ( 7 Oz) Mascarpone cheesepullmeup

2 eggs yolks

2 tbs sugar

100 gr ( 3 Oz) whipping cream

250 ml ( 1 cup) strong Italian coffe (better from an Italian coffee pot)

1 tbs Rhum

16 Savoiardi ( Lady’s fingers) or 30 Pavesini

1 tbs cocoa powder

Procedure:

Pour the Rhum in the coffe.Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Get rid of the egg whites.In a stainless steal bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar until fluffy. Cook the mixture over a pot with simmering water, whisking continuously. Bring to 70° C. Take off from the heat and let it cool. Add the Mascarpone and mix well.In a separate bowl whip up the whipping cream into the cream.Dip the biscuits into the coffee and place them side by side on the bottom of a rectangular serving dish. Pour half of the cream over the biscuits and make a second layer of biscuits, dipped in the coffee. Cover the top with the left cream.Sprinkle the cocoa on top of the Tiramisù and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

MARCELLA’S VERSION

Ingredients:

200 gr ( 7 Oz) Mascarpone cheese

2 eggs yolks

2 tbs sugar

100 gr ( 3 Oz) whipping cream

150 ml Marsala wine

16 Savoiardi ( Lady’s fingers) or 30 Pavesini

1 tbs cocoa powder

50 gr ( 1 ½ Oz) dark chocolate

Procedure:

Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Get rid of the egg whites.In a stainless steal bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar until fluffy. Cook the mixture over a pot with simmering water, whisking continuously. Bring to 70° C. Take off from the heat and let it cool. Add the Mascarpone and mix well.Add the cocoa powder, sifting it through a sieve.In a separate bowl whip up the whipping cream into the cream.Dip the biscuits into the Marsala and place them side by side on the bottom of a rectangular serving dish. Pour half of the cream over the biscuits and make a second layer of biscuits, dipped in the coffee. Cover the top with the left cream.Shred the dark chocolate and sprinkle it upon the Tiramisù.Refrigerate at least one hour before serving

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