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Tiramisu

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Method

The name tiramisu is a compound word (tirare mi su) which means “lift me up high” or “cheer me up” in Italian. It was chosen due to the high content of caffeine (espresso), combined with the chocolate used to make the sweet… really gives a boost of energy to whoever eats it!!!  

  • Beat the mascarpone, icing sugar, vanilla, wine and coffee in a mixer, using the whisk attachment until completely combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and beat again until the mixture thickens.
  • Add the chilled heavy cream and beat until the mixture takes on the consistency of yogurt.
  • When ready, transfer to a bowl and set aside until needed.
  • In a separate bowl, add the hot coffee and couverture. Stir until the chocolate melts and becomes incorporated.
  • Hold a ladyfinger, sugar side down and dip it in to the coffee for just a second. Lay in a 20x30 cm pyrex baking dish.
  • Repeat the same process until the bottom of the baking dish is covered with ladyfingers. (18 ladyfingers).
  • Spread half of the cream over them.
  • Cover with another layer of ladyfingers that have been dipped in to the hot coffee mixture just as before.
  • Spread the remaining cream over them.
  • Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until the dessert sets and chills.
  • When ready, remove from refrigerator and use a fork to draw lines over the surface of the tiramisu to give it a nice texture.
  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder and grated couverture.
  • Cut in to pieces and serve.

Tip

If you chill your mixer’s bowl really well the heavy cream will thicken easier so that you don’t have to beat it long and run the risk of it splitting!

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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

569
Calories (kcal)
28 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

37.0
Total Fat (g)
53 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

24.0
Saturated Fat (g)
120 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

48.0
Total Carbs (g)
18 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

30.0
Sugars (g)
33 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.1
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.5
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.21
Sodium (g)
4 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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