How about an after meal ‘Pick me Up’ here at The Italian?

A popular Italian dessert, especially here at The Italian, and great to make at home, this week we look into Tiramisù!

Our finished Tiramisù ready to be plated up!

Our Tiramisù ready to be plated up!

The finished article, served with a drop of fresh double cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce

The finished article, served with a drop of fresh double cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce

Made by soaking sponge biscuit fingers (Savoiardi) in Italian espresso coffee and layering them with mascarpone cheese whisked together with cream, sugar, and sweet Marsala liquor – sprinkled with cocoa powder at the end. A simple recipe that requires no heating or actual cooking, just patience and timing.

Originating in the north east of Italy in the 1960’s, Tiramisù literally translates as pick me up, possibly down to the strong espresso content, but also possibly down to the fact it is just so tasty you have to pick it up and eat it – it just can’t be helped!

Always homemade here at The Italian in Romiley, either by me or my dad, and always made to my dads recipe and high standards. Many people confuse Tiramisù with another of our desserts The Italian Trifle, made in a similar layered way but in a different style with very different ingredients (and nothing at all like an English trifle!).

Next time you stop by, make sure you save room for dessert!