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Recipe: Chocolate Tiramasu


Chocolate Tiramisu

Chocolate Tiramisu

Chocolate Tiramisu

Serves 6

The perfect make-ahead dessert — coffee-soaked ladyfingers, creamy mascarpone and dark and white shavings of chocolate. It can’t be beaten!


4 large free-range eggs

120g caster sugar

500g mascarpone

1 tsp good-quality vanilla extract

250g savoiardi di fonni or ladyfinger biscuits

350ml espresso

Splash of vin santo or Marsala

300g best-quality dark chocolate, in large thick shavings

150g white chocolate, in large thick shavings

Cocoa powder to dust


1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until light and frothy. Mix in the mascarpone and vanilla until combined and set aside.

2. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until white and stiff. Add a large spoonful of the beaten egg whites to the mascarpone and mix through. Add the rest of the egg whites and fold through gently.

3. Spread a little of the mascarpone mixture across the base of a trifle dish and then arrange the savoiardi difonni across the base. Soak the biscuits in espresso and a swig of vin santo. Carefully spread a layer of the mascarpone mixture and sprinkle over a little of the dark chocolate shavings.

4. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients ending with a final layer of mascarpone mix. Dust with a little cocoa powder and finish with a final garnish of dark and white chocolate shavings.

Leave in the fridge to set for at least one hour.

TOP TIP: If you’re stuck for time, make up mini versions in individual glasses.

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