Tiramisu Alessio

cuisine Italian
difficulty Moderate
season Year Round
serves 8


5 organic pastured eggs, 50 grams each, separated, room temperature 5 tablespoons78 grams sugar 16 ounces16 ounces mascarpone, room temperature 2 ounces2 ounces dark rum 16 lady finger cookies, cut in half 1 cup236 milliliters espresso or strong brewed coffee 1/2 cup64 grams mini chocolate chips 8 (12.5 ounce) jars with lida Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish Unsweetened cocoa powder, for garnish


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the egg yolks with three tablespoons sugar until a pale ribbon forms when folded over itself, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mascarpone and the rum in 2 additions, whisking well to combine. Mix for 5 full minutes until the mixture is fluffy and thick (the consistency of thick cream).
  2. In a clean bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the egg whites and remaining sugar to soft peaks. Fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture in 3 additions.
  3. Dip 1/2 of a ladyfinger in the espresso and place in the bottom of the jar. Place 1/2 of a dry ladyfinger next to the soaked ladyfinger. Dollop a large spoon of the cheese mixture on top of the biscuits, sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
  4. Repeat until 2 ladyfingers (4 halves) are layered in the jar, ending with the cheese mixture. Leave a 1/4” space between the jar and the top of the lid.
  5. Replace the lids and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or freeze until ready for serving.
  6. If serving as a semifreddo, remove from the freezer 30 minutes prior to serving.
  7. Just before serving, remove the lids from the jars, sprinkle with the cocoa powder and use a vegetable peeler to add a few chocolate shavings. Replace the lids if desired and serve immediately.

Kitchen Notes

Experiment with the alcohol (or leave it out all together), Kahlua and Amaretto both work well. If there is any amount of yolk in the whites, they will not whip. If a completely smooth texture is desired, dip all of the biscuits in coffee. Consuming raw eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Use only organic pastured eggs to minimize this risk.