Friday, January 1, 2016


It has been a while since we posted a new recipe on our blog. Yesterday our cousin Sinisa and his wife Julie came over to show us how to make tiramisu. I have been planning on trying to make it for a while, but Sinisa said that he found a really simple recipe and we made it yesterday. The tiramisu really was simple to make and it was so delicious! So I wanted to share it with everyone! Here is the recipe!


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 16 oz of Mascarpone cheese (for tiramisu)
  • package of ladyfinger biscuits
  • 3-4 cups of espresso or other strong coffee (we used homemade Turkish coffee)
  • unsweetened (or semi-sweet cocoa powder if you would like it sweeter)
  • some rum (we used about 1-2 tbsp or according to your taste)

  • Cook the coffee a few hours ahead of time and set aside for it to cool.
  • Also take out 6 eggs and leave them out so that they are room temperature when you start making the cake.
  • When you are ready to start making the tiramisu cake, break the eggs and separate the egg yolks and egg whites in two different bowls.  You will have two extra egg whites left over, so you can save them to use for something else.  
  • First beat the egg yolks until mixed well and add half of the sugar and keep beating them until it becomes smooth like seen in the photos below.

  • Add the Mascarpone cheese to the egg yolks, mix well until smooth and set aside.

  • With a mixer, beat the egg whites and then add the other half of the sugar and keep mixing until they get the texture similar the whipped cream.  See the pictures below.

  • Next, fold the egg yolks and egg whites like it is shown in the pictures below.  You want to slowly mix them so that they still keep the fluffy texture of the egg whites.

  • Pour the cooled coffee into a wide bowl (wide enough for you to be able to dip the ladyfingers in the coffee) and add the rum.

  • Next, quickly dip the lady fingers in the coffee on both sides and place one by one in a dish that you will be using for your tiramisu.  See the photos below.

  • Pour half of the egg mixture on top of the ladyfingers that were placed in the serving dish and even out the top with a rubber spatula.

  • Next, sift the cocoa powder over the egg mixture. 

  • Place another layer of ladyfingers (dipped in coffee), the other half of the egg mixture and more cocoa powder on top.

  • Finally, cover the tiramisu with a plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to cool for about 8 hours.

  • When the tiramisu is finally done, take it out of the fridge and enjoy!  Our was perfect for Ivan's birthday and it was really delicious.  We will definitely be making it again!  I hope that you'll like it too!