Recipe type: Cakes & Bakes
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Serves: 10
  • 200 g tub mascarpone
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 450 ml (3/4 pint) warm, strong black coffee
  • 4 medium egg yolks
  • 75 g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 284 ml carton double cream, whipped into soft peaks
  • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) grappa
  • 200 g packet sponge fingers
  • 1 level tbsp cocoa powder
  1. Put the mascarpone in a bowl
  2. Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthways
  3. Scrape out the seeds
  4. Add them to the mascarpone
  5. Add the vanilla pod to the coffee
  6. Pour into a shallow dish
  7. Allow the flavours to mingle
  8. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until pale and light
  9. Then whisk in the mascarpone until smooth
  10. Then fold in the whipped cream and grappa
  11. Take half the of the sponge fingers and dip each in turn into the coffee
  12. Then arrange them in the bottom of the shallow 2.4 litre dish
  13. Spread with half the mascarpone mixture
  14. Then dip the remaining sponge fingers in the coffee
  15. Arrange on a dish with a final layer of mascarpone mixture
  16. Leave and chill the tiramisu for at least 2 hours
  17. Dust with the cocoa powder
Recipe by HEALTHY-CHEF at https://healthy-chef.co.uk/tiramisu/