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Christmas Eve Tiramisu

Recipe by David FiondaCourse: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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This is a rich tiramisu made with our family's Italian crema recipe and without alcohol. I decided to try this variation since I didn't want to use raw eggs with my older guests.


  • Crema
  • 4 Eggs

  • 4 Cups of Milk

  • Peel of 1 Lemon

  • 6 Tbs Sugar

  • 8 Tbs of Flour or 4 Tbs Cornstarch

  • Tiramisu
  • 1 package of Balocco Lady Fingers (20)

  • 1 lb of mascarpone cheese

  • unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup fresh espresso


  • First of all, make the coffee. For a quick and delicious Italian coffee, we used a Moka pot.
  • Step 2) – Make the crema       
    - Slowly bring the milk to boil Start at low and slowly increase temperature as milk warms up
    ·       Beat the eggs well
    ·       Add the sugar and mix
    ·       Add the flour and mix very well until combined and the flour lumps are gone
    ·       When the milk reaches almost boiling, take out 1 cup of the milk and slowly add to the egg mixture, mixing constantly Let sit for two minutes
    ·       Reduce heat to medium
    ·       Slowly add warmed egg mixture to boiling milk, whisking constantly. The mixture will immediately thicken
    ·       If there are consistency issues, add some cold milk and stir
    ·       Let cool
  • Let the mascarpone come to room temperature. Pour the mascarpone cheese into a bowl and work it with a spoon to make it softer.
  • Using a k-beater, slowly whip the mascarpone cream for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add to the crema and combine with your Italian Mom's wooden spoon.
  • Dip the ladyfingers quickly on both sides (1 or 2 seconds) into the coffee. Then arrange the ladyfingers to fill the casserole.
  • Spread one half of the mascarpone crema mixture over the ladyfingers.
  • Repeat Step 7 for the top layer
  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder. and allow to rest 3 hours in the refrigerator before serving. The longer it rests the better it will be!

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