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niklesh.sharma's picture
This is one of the best recipe for Tiramisu i have been following.can be served in martini glass or chocolate cups or a small bowl.i normally change it a little bit when i am working it for my Indian clientele by displacing the meringue with whipped cream with a simple reason being egg white giving a scare of bacteria(salmonella).
  Mascarpone cheese 500 Gram
  Egg yolk 5
  Egg white 5
  Breakfast sugar 175 Gram
  Ladyfinger 2
  Italian coffee 3 Tablespoon (Strong, As Per Your Taste)

1.Cream together mascarpone cheese with the egg yolk.
2.Do thick meringue with egg white and the breakfast sugar.
3.Fold in the meringue in the mascarpone mix.
4.Soak lady finger in the strong coffee.
5.Serve it in a glass with a base of soaked lady fingers and topping with the tiramisu mix.
6.Chill it in a refrigerator and dust with bitter cocoa powder or can also try with coffee powder.
7.Garnish with strips of lady finger or tuilee wafers or even shaved chocolate flakes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Holiday, Kids
Cheese, Egg
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Its a classic italian dessert which is one of the highest selling and popular.i normally dont play with classic ,but definitely do some adjustments as per the portion size required.personall want a coffee liqeur for soaking the ladyfinger.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 397 Calories from Fat 278

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48%

Saturated Fat 16.3 g81.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 195 mg65%

Sodium 70.2 mg2.9%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.1 g0.38%

Sugars 22.1 g

Protein 8 g15.9%

Vitamin A 18.4% Vitamin C 1%

Calcium 8.2% Iron 1.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


niklesh.sharma's picture
Niklesh Sharma Executive Chef Pastry India mobile:91-0-9886466900
Nisha's picture
hey Niklesh..I did have recipe of tiramishu but few things aint available.Can you let me know the substitutes mascarpone cheese italian coffee can any strong coffe be used(is it the powder that is to be used or the decoction?) or is it milk mixed with decoction? what is sugar breakfast ??? is it the normal sugar?
niklesh.sharma's picture
hi nisha mascarpone cannot be substituted.and its available at any of the superstore. coffee can be substitutes with normal coffee.take coffee and little water and give it a boil.that decoction can be thinned with some sugar syrup. it can also be flavoured with kahlua or marsala( both these are coffee liqeurs. breakfast sugar is castor sugar ....more finer then normal grain sugar......available at super store.. thanks
foodlover's picture
This is interesting. Chef Hari also has a Tiramisu recipe at You mentioned that it is a classic Italian dessert then why have you classified it is an American. Just to make it clear Italian food is probably the most popular food in America. It will be fun to try Indian made Tiramisu by Chef Sharma and USA made Tiramisu by Chef Nayak at the same time.
niklesh.sharma's picture
HI tiramisu is a classic italian far as putting itin american category is concerned ....i believe i have to get better aquanted with the system while putting it on mistake..... classic always remain classic because they never change with the time...the change that can happen in its recipes,portion and style of presentation very well depend on a chefs creativity and style. there is nothing as indian tiramisu but since adding raw maringue is still not considered safe for consumption because of salmonella we try to substitute it with whipped cream.though it can be done using an italian meringue but looking at the prefernce of my guest...i don,t prefer offenece....but i remember one italian chef trying the raw egg meringue in my pastry but finally gave looking at the final taste. if u get pasteurised egg white...thats the best thing also cuisines has nothing to do with the origin of chef.......its all about exposure and training culinary regards niklesh
admin's picture
i agree with foodlover - you should check out chef hari's profile. He is a pastry chef in new york/new jersey area. Hope you guys can teach us folks some great pastry making
Joe.Bush's picture
It appears that not only Indian Prime Ministers love Italian sweeties but also Indian Chefs love Italian sweets.
Nisha's picture
thanks for te response..i shall try n find out abt mascarpone
foodlover's picture
Niklesh, I must say that your presentation and picture is world class. You should think about recording the decoration process and sharing with our community. I have a feeling it will be a big viral hit. Are all the decoration items edible?
niklesh.sharma's picture
hi they are all edible.i will be very soon starting a series of plated dessert as well as garnishes on video. thanks for ur feed back
dds300's picture
what is Ladyfingers ?any one have Picture ?
Nisha's picture
okra in english bhindi in hindi and urdu, bendekai in kannada need more of it let me know!
Snigdha's picture
Hey Nisha...the ladyfingers used in Tiramisu are not the vegetable okra/bindi/bendakaya. These lady fingers are a bakery product and used instead of sponge cake (pan de spagna) also ladyfingers are sometimes called sponge fingers, but most bakeries should be able to help you find ladyfingers for making tiramisu. Another thing, if you find it difficult to get mascarpone, then a decent substitution for it is 'cream cheese'. In case you do not get kahlua or Marsala, then a Baileys (coffee liqueur) is also good enough.
Nisha's picture
Hey snigdha thanks a lot for the info..indeed it was quite a help..But then am still not finding all the ingredients :(
shantihhh's picture
niklesh Simply beautiful and true to the original recipe of Italy! Where are you cooking in India? Surely I must taste this!
shantihhh's picture
I started laughing Snigdha hadn't even thought of those lady fingers i.e. bindi oh dear that would be a ghastly recipe using them in place of pastry type lady fingers. Here is a photo & description & recipe for ladyfingers Shanti/Mary-Anne
Nisha's picture
Shanti thanks for the link
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