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Tiramisu – a recipe

My best friend and flatmate used to prepare this fantastic dessert whenever we were both homesick while living abroad, and it truly managed to 'pick me up'!!

What you need :

6 eggs
10 scarce spoon of sugar
500 gr. mascarpone
10 small cups of bitter espesso coffee
250 gr. savoiardi, or other sponge biscuits
1 bar of dark chocolate, grated
cocoa powder to garnish

How you do it:

Whisk the egg whites to a snowy consistence and put them in the fridge. Work the yolk being careful not to let lumps develop (shpudl this happen, try to beat them with a wooden spoon or even better with a whisk). Now add the mascarpone and work it well. Add part of the whites until the mix reaches a firm consistency.
Soak the biscuits in the coffee and lay them down in a deep flat-bottomed dish; cover them with a layer of mascarpone mix, a sprinkling of cocoa powder and a handful of dark chocolate shavings. Put another layer of biscuits, then the mascaprone, and the chocolate and repeat until you finish the ingredients.
Store in a fridge for at least 3-4 hours before you serve it. You may also freeze it, if you don't eat it straight away, but I dare you to resist its deliciousness!!

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