Elevate your dessert experience with our Italian Meringue Tiramisù, a luxurious take on the traditional Italian favorite. This recipe combines the rich, creamy texture of mascarpone with the lightness of Italian meringue, adding a delightful contrast to the classic tiramisù layers. Dipped in a sweet coffee and milk mixture and finished with a dusting of cocoa powder, every bite of this dessert is an exquisite blend of flavors and textures.
Why You’ll Love This: If you’re a tiramisù lover looking for something extra special, this version with Italian meringue adds an airy, sophisticated touch to the traditional recipe. The meringue lends a silky smoothness to the mascarpone cream, creating a harmonious balance with the coffee-soaked ladyfingers.
Perfect Occasion: This tiramisù is perfect for celebrations, dinner parties, or as a luxurious treat for yourself and loved ones. Its elegant presentation and the refined twist on a classic make it an ideal choice for impressing guests or indulging in a sumptuous dessert.
For the Cream:
- 750g mascarpone cheese
- 4 fresh extra category A egg yolks (or pasteurized)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
For the Italian Meringue:
- 60g egg whites
- 120g sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
For the Soak:
- 2 cups of strong coffee
- 250ml milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Ladyfingers, as needed
- Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
- Prepare the soak by boiling all ingredients together, then let it cool.
- Place the mascarpone in a large bowl.
- Beat the egg yolks with a teaspoon of sugar, then fold them into the mascarpone.
Making the Italian Meringue:
- Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and cook over heat. When the syrup reaches 110°C, start whipping the egg whites in a stand mixer or with an electric whisk. When the syrup reaches 121°C, slowly pour it over the egg whites, continuing to whip at high speed until cool.
- Gently fold the Italian meringue into the mascarpone mixture.
- Dip ladyfingers in the soak and lay them on the bottom of a dish.
- Pour a layer of the mascarpone cream over the ladyfingers.
- Continue layering soaked ladyfingers and cream.
- Finish with a layer of cream and dust with sifted cocoa powder.
- Refrigerate before serving.
Indulge in this Italian Meringue Tiramisù, a delightful fusion of classic flavors and modern culinary artistry, perfect for those seeking a touch of elegance in their dessert.