Tiramisu is one of the most famous Tuscan desserts in the world. I discovered the history behind this delicacy while enjoying Tuscany villa rentals near Siena. The legend narrates it was prepared in Siena to honor the visit of Cosimo De Medici from Florence, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. He loved it immensely and decided to bring the recipe with him to Florence, where it started its journey to world fame. Tiramisù is a timeless dessert known wherever you go, also particularly loved by children.
The only problem you might have with giving Tiramisù to your child is that one of the main ingredients is coffee, not supposed to be as beneficial to kids as it is to adults (in moderate quantities it is a good anti-oxidizing beverage!).
But how can you substitute this fundamental ingredient and still have a tasty Tiramisù for your kids? The following recipe will show a tasty recipe that will satisfy even those adults that cannot intake caffeine.
Savoiardi (Ladyfingers) 400 grams
Sugar 150 grams
Mascarpone cheese 500 grams
1 and 1/2 glass of milk
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Separate the egg white from the yolk. Thoroughly mix the yolks with the Mascarpone cheese to form a smooth and consistent yellow cream. In a large bowl whisk the egg whites until you obtain a thick and consistent foam. It will be ready when capsizing the bowl the foam will perfectly stick to it without sliding away. Then add the sugar and mix in some more. To make things less tiresome, use an electric whisker to do all the work described up to now.
Gently mix in the egg whites with the yellow cream using a flat spoon. Set aside.
Prepare the chocolate dipping that substitutes the coffee. Warm up the milk and start mixing in the powder cocoa using a small whisk to avoid lumps. As soon as it starts boiling, remove from heat and pour in a flat pan. It should be very liquid.
Get a flat and rectangular container with a high edge. Pour some of the cream inside to form a thin and consistent layer. Then quickly dip one Savoiardi biscuit inside the chocolate on all sides and set it on the cream layer. Repeat until you layered the whole bottom. Now cover with a layer of cream, making sure all the Savoiardi are covered and slightly visible beneath. Continue alternating layers finishing up with a layer of cream. Abundantly dust with cocoa powder, then cover and set in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!
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Matt loves cooking, which he mostly carries out when renting Tuscany villas, where he finds all the necessary for an enjoyable self-catering holiday in Tuscany.