tiramisu desserts in a glass coupe

How to make Tiramisu Dessert

What is Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is a coffee flavoured dessert originating from Italy.

Tiramisu means “pick me up”, so I have been told.

Tiramisu is a light and delightful recipe for a dinner party style dessert that will impress your friends, family and customers.

It it suitable for a dinner party as it can be made a few days before and improves with flavour over a couple of days, maturating the chocolate and coffee flavours in your refrigerator.

Another good reason to serve Tiramisu is the fact it works so well being produced in a large serving container. That makes it easier to store, serve and clean up afterwards.

So what is unique about Tiramisu?

I had an Italian restaurant for seven years and made this recipe every few days. I never took this delicious dessert off the menu during that time, and the feedback was always good.

So I learnt a lot about making a great Tiramisu.

So what makes my Tiramisu a good dessert choice?

Here are nine good reasons to make this delectable dish at your next event or just for dinner for two.

  • Tiramisu is inexpensive to make.
  • Tiramisu is easy to make the recipe.
  • Tiramisu is simple to make in bulk.
  • Tiramisu is very popular and quite delicious.
  • Tiramisu can be made up to 4 days in advance.
  • Tiramisu holds up well in a refrigerator for a few days.
  • All the ingredients to make Tiramisu are readily available.
  • Tiramisu presents well and can be quick to serve.
  • Tiramisu is versatile and can be served individually in a coupe.

How to make a fresh and tasty Tiramisu.

To start with, you will need all the ingredients. It is best to organise your ingredients by weight and from left to right, so it is easy to work through the steps.

To start your recipe.

Soak the (sponge finger) biscuits in coffee. Then place the drenched biscuits into glass coups.

Setting up Tiramisu desserts.

Whisk the sugar and egg yolks and put them aside.

Whisk the egg whites and chill. Separately whisk the chilled cream.

Fold the mascarpone, egg white and whipped cream together like this.

Whipped cheese, cream and egg whites.
Tiramisu Dessert

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Cheers, chef Brendan. #tiramisurecipe #dessert

Tiramisu Recipe, How To Make Individual Tiramisu Desserts

Delicious Tiramisu is a great dessert to compliment an Italian meal, and easy to make in advance.
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Skill Level Cook
Recipe Dinner, Easy
Standard Prep Time 25 minutes
setting time 6 hours
Standard Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Dollar Range $1.00 – $2.00
Food Cost $1.41 per serving


  • Glass Coupes 300ml or 8 oz
  • 1 Whisk
  • 3 Stainless Steel Bowls


  • 120 g coffee instant os espresso shots
  • 90 ml Tia Maria liquior
  • 30 each biscuits savoiardi soak
  • 6 each egg whites
  • 6 each egg yolks
  • 150 g sugar castor
  • 500 g mascarpone cheese softened
  • 500 ml cream chilled
  • 30 g chocolate chilled and grated (or instant coffee)
  • 10 each strawberry or strawberries fanned

total food cost

Total Ingredient Cost $14.10

Preparation Time Estimate

Minutes 25


Catering for 10 servings


  • Measure instant coffee or use espresso coffee shots, mix in with the brandy and Tia Maria.
    120 g coffee, 90 ml Tia Maria, 30 each biscuits
  • Soak the savoiardi biscuit in the coffee liquor and place it in the serving dish or coupe.
  • Separate the egg yolks into a bowl. Add the sugar and whisk into a sabayon.
    6 each egg, 150 g sugar
  • Next fold in the mascarpone cheese.
    500 g mascarpone cheese
  • In a separate bowl whisk the cold egg whites until firm peaks and chill.
    6 each egg
  • In a separate bowl whisk the chilled cream to firm peaks.
    500 ml cream
  • Then fold the cream and the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture.
  • Spoon over the drenched savoiardi biscuits and chill the dessert for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Dust the Tiramisu with grated chilled chocolate and a fanned strawberry.
    30 g chocolate

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Serving: 280mlCalories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 1442IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 0.2mg
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