Tiramisu for two

6 October 2017

A portion of tiramisu Making tiramusu in small batches is convenient, if a little dangerous from a health perspective because it encourages regular consumption. Please remember that tiramisu is, like cookies, a sometimes food.

  • For two servings:
    2 amaretti biscuits
    A mug of strong coffee (I use plunger)
    A generous glug of Kahlúa (if you don’t have any, replace with a tbsp of sugar)
    4 sponge fingers
    2 egg yolks
    2 tbsp caster sugar
    ¼ tsp vanilla bean paste
    170g mascarpone
    About two squares of dark chocolate
  • Crush an amaretti biscuit and distribute the crumbs between two glasses (these will help soak up excess coffee).
  • Combine the coffee and Kahlúa. Soak two sponge fingers in the liquid and layer over the amaretti crumbs.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy, then gently whisk in the vanilla and mascarpone. Spoon a quarter of the mixture into each glass. Using a vegetable peeler, shave half the chocolate and sprinkle over the top.
  • Layer amaretti, sponge fingers, mascarpone mixture, and chocolate as described with the remaining ingredients. Eat immediately if you like, or chill for a few hours.