Making Tiramisu? 6 Tips To Perfect Its Recipe
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Tiramisu is a famous Italian dessert that is specifically made from ladyfinger biscuits that are dipped in coffee and then layered with a mixture of sugar, eggs, and mascarpone cheese that is flavoured with cocoa. The dessert was invented back in the late 1960s or 70s. However, the exact location of its invention or origin remains conflicted. 

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A common variant of tiramisu also involves the usage of alcohol such as marsala wine or some coffee-based liquor to give a dense taste to the dessert. 

Currently, tiramisu is one of the most acclaimed and commercially famous desserts that has various adaptations. Now one can find tiramisu-strawberry cake, tiramisu ice creams, and even tiramisu cream shakes. However, the most indulgent dessert remains the original and classic tiramisu. If you are planning to make some tiramisu at home, then we have got your back. Here are some intelligent tips and tricks to make tiramisu at home.

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* Always Use Good Quality Biscuits 

The base of tiramisu is made from crushed biscuits that make the foundational layer of the tiramisu. It is very important to make sure that these biscuits are high-quality. Conventionally the base is made from specifically ladyfinger biscuits. These biscuits have the exact texture and flavour that is required for a tiramisu. But chances are high that these biscuits might not be easily accessible to everyone. So a great alternative is to always use a biscuit that has a thin texture and is also not very flavourful on its own. If a biscuit has diverse and impactful flavours of its own, then it will easily subdue the flavours of tiramisu.

* Always Use Room Temperature Eggs

Using eggs that are not too cold or too hot is a tip that is not just applicable to making a tiramisu, but a lot of other desserts as well. One must always avoid using eggs directly taken out of the refrigerator. As these eggs will never give a person the desired consistency. Since eggs are to be mixed with cream, cold eggs will never be able to mix up well. They might even make clumps and make the mixture very stiff. To have an extremely smooth and luscious mixture of egg and cream for a tiramisu, it is always better to go for eggs that are kept at room temperature.

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* Balanced Layers

Each layer of tiramisu has to be equally balanced, and one has to ensure precision and uniformity. Always be generous while spreading the mascarpone mixture and make sure that each layer gets an equal amount of spread. Also well sprinkling the cocoa powder on the top, make sure that it is spread evenly to get a beautiful finish. Tiramisu at the end should look clean and put together more than anything else.

* Correct Serving Temperature 

Making tiramisu at home is not just limited to preparations or assorting the ingredients. One has to be particular about the serving temperature as well. Tiramisu has to be chilled in the refrigerator to be enjoyed the best. After keeping it in the fridge for a couple of hours to set properly, it has to be kept at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes just before serving. This helps in enhancing the flavour and creaminess of tiramisu. Always remember that tiramisu has to be chilled in the refrigerator not frozen.

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* High-Quality Cocoa Powder

The quality of the cocoa powder also makes a substantial difference in the result. The cocoa powder used for dusting the top of a tiramisu should always be of high quality. It is important to use good quality cocoa powder because it helps in enhancing the visual appeal as well as the gastronomic appeal of the dessert. It's always better to go for an unsweetened version of cocoa powder, as it is more dense, robust, and chocolatey. 

* Soaking Biscuits 

Lady finger biscuits have to be first soaked in a mixture of alcohol and coffee before being used for a tiramisu. It is only after this step that the biscuits are layered with some heavy cream and mascarpone mixture. Soaking these biscuits in the alcohol and coffee mix gives the biscuit the right texture and flavour. However, a person must be really careful about the time duration for which the biscuits are soaked in the alcohol and coffee mix. Soaking them too long makes them very soggy and unfit for learning. These biscuits simply have to be soaked in the mixture for a few seconds.