My Father’s Orange Tiramisu Recipe straight from Italy

I’m not a great cook (I actually I started cooking very recently) but there is one delicious dish that I have been doing for years and it’s my father’s Tiramisu recipe. As mentioned earlier my father is a great Chef in Florence, Italy, so it doesn’t get more authentic than that!


List of ingredients for 6 to 8 people (easy to remember if you remember the number 5):

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Step 1

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Separate the whites and the yolks. The mix will be done on the yolk so make sure to use a big container for that.


Step 2

16735631_10154797920907254_1735940200_oCombine the yolks, the sugar and the Mascarpone cheese and then mix until you get a nice cream without lumps.

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Step 3

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Add the orange zest.


Step 4

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Whip the whites.


Step 5

16710597_10154797920167254_294453983_oCombine the whipped whites in the recipient with the yolks, Mascarpone cheese and sugar. Mix delicately with a big wooden spoon. You will obtain a light and airy  cream.

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Step 6

16710494_10154797920117254_1412314430_oPour a layer of the cream on a tray (the sides should be at least 5 cm high).

Then immerse the cookies in the coffee for a second (they will get softer with the cream so no need to put them in the coffee for too long or the tiramisu will be watery) and put a layer of cookies.

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Pour another layer of cream. You can either finish there or double the operation to have a second layer of cookies (I personally prefer to have a thicker tiramisu).


Step 7

Put away the Tiramisu in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

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Step 8

Dust some dark cocoa powder on the Tiramisu right before serving.
It is delicious and light and I have been serving it to Italians for years so if you want to crash it at the next dinner party just try it!

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