This article is about the favourite, probably the most delicious sweet of the Italian tradition: Tiramisù. Flattering too much? Well, I guess each of us loves tiramisù in its most inventive display. Let’s find out more details.
Tiramisù is basically a ladyfinger dessert (or other crumbly biscuits) soaked in coffee and covered with a cream made of mascarpone, eggs and sugar; it is then covered with cocoa powder dusting.
Tiramisù is a ‘young’ sweet: it was invented in northern Italy in the ’80s inspired by various northern Italy traditional pastries.
For example: by Charlotte, composed of a Bavarian cream surrounded by a crown of savoiardi and topped; by Zuppa Inglese, made up of layers of ladyfingers soaked in alchermes and/or in rosolio and custard; by the Turin sweet, consisting of soaked ladyfingers in alchermes and rosolio interspersed with a compound of butter, egg yolks, sugar, milk and dark chocolate; and by the Lombard Bavarian, similar to tiramisù due to the preparation process and certain ingredients such as savoiardi and egg yolks.
The coffee and chocolate give a little extra boost of flavour to the cake which is high in calories deriving from high levels of fat , proteins and sugars: a real caloric bomb, but totally delicious and… IRRESISTIBLE!