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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    12 to 14

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Rose's Heavenly Cakes

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2009

  • About

Years ago, my neighbor and friend Heidi Trachtenberg, who once lived in Italy, asked me if I had ever heard of tiramisù. She laughed when I told her that it sounded like an exotic and lofty mountain peak. It is, in fact, an Italian dessert so “elevating” that its title means “pick me up.” This classic dessert—consisting of savoiardi biscuits dipped in espresso and topped with a dreamy custard of egg yolks, mascarpone cheese, and marsala, then sprinkled with cocoa—will never go out of style.