17 December, 2011

Easy Eggless Tiramisu with Marie Biscuits

Tiramisu is the famous Italian dessert. The word Tiramisu in Italian means pick me up. My love for Italian food always leads me to try new Italian restaurant. Every single time I've checked out the dessert menu and warned Ranjit, my husband that I will be ordering Tiramisu but by the time I'm done with the soup and main course, I rarely have any space left to even think of dessert. Last time, I had a friend with me who agreed to share the Tiramisu, even if I was too full after the meal. Finally after 3years of wanting to have it, I actually had it. The bitterness of coffee and the sweet cheese filling were playing on my palate as it passed through my throat, I could feel the warmth of the alcohol; I loved every bit of it.. Now that I've tasted it, I might actually cut down on my main course and save space for this heavenly dessert.

Even while tasting it, I said my next experiment would be to bake Tiramisu to perfection. But finally, when I got down to my research, I found that it is a no bake dessert, lucky for me, as I still am without an oven in this Christmas season.

It is a simple dessert to make if you have mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, espresso and ladys finger (finger shaped cookies) available. If you are living in India none of these are available but we do get Amul cream, Marie biscuit and Bru filter coffee readily available in most supermarkets around us. So you can make your own version of Tiramisu, which might not taste exactly same as the Italian restaurant version but it definitely tastes so good that you will want to make it again and again.

It tasted just perfect with the right balance of sweetness and a hint of coffee flavour and I could feel the warmth of the alcohol from the wine as it passed down my throat.

References SinFoodie and Easy Tiramisu recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients I used:

20 Marie biscuits (5 for each cup)

Coffee Soaking Syrup:
  • ½ cup Coffee (I used Bru filter coffee)
  • 1tbsp sugar
Cream Filling:
  • Chocolate bar (refrigerated)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder


1. Soften the Mascarpone cheese in a mixing bowl with the back of your spoon. Add the 2tbsp refrigerated coffee, vanilla extract, red wine and the sweetened whipped cream to the cheese.

Order: Clockwise from top right
 2. Fold in the cream, do not whisk too much.

3. Dip the Marie biscuit into the strongly brewed coffee for 1sec each side, you have to make sure you don't dip it in for too long, so that they retain their shape.

4. Layer the dipped biscuits with the whipped cream and cheese mixture in a pan or in individual glasses or bowls in which the biscuit will fit in. I got three layers to fit into the wine glass I used to serve it. One layer consisted of - two coffee dipped Marie biscuits, topped with two spoons of the cheese-cream mixture. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour.

Order: Anti-clockwise from top left
 5. Just before serving, use a peeler and get chocolate shavings from the refrigerated chocolate. Dust some cocoa powder using a tea strainer onto the refrigerated Tiramisu and top it with the chocolate shavings or vice verse. Serve chilled.

Order: Clockwise from top right
1. If you are using a baking dish, instead of individual serving cups, you should ideally refrigerate overnight.
2. The biscuits were slightly smaller than the diameter of the bulb of the wine glass, so I pushed them all onto one side so that we can see the layers instead of letting the cream cheese filling cover it up.
3. I used a grater to get chocolate shavings and it looks like a powder rather than shavings so use a peeler as I've mentioned.

Health and Nutrition
  • It contains mascarpone cheese and milk cream which contain concentrated source of nutrition that you get from milk- good source of calcium, phosphorous, zinc, Vitamin A.
  • The amount of calories is high so try eating small portions but since that might seem impossible after you taste it once. Just workout a little extra to indulge in this dessert guilt free.
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  1. This seems to be a absolutely wonderful recipe, looks easy to make, and I trust it would come out as good as the picture.I am definitely going to try it out and would get back to you. Thank you very much. I saw your link in Patty's blog. Good to know you. Do you have many egg-less recipes?
    What other biscuits can be used instead of Marie?

  2. oh wow!! that sure look super yummy!!

  3. very innovative concept and looks perfect with such defined layers.

  4. You have made it very easy and you have also given recipes for Mascarpone cheese. thanks for sharing

  5. Lovely delicious n super easy cooking with marie biscuits..Will try this!!
    Thanx for linking it to the event..
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  6. Wonderful looking tiramisu preparation.

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  8. looks yum! i love coffee & i love tiramisu, but this is so different! gonna try it :)

  9. This is an awesome post Anisha, so well adapted for those who can't find the usual ingredients. Love the ones in the wine glass.

  10. oooooh...yumm....I love tiramisu ...and with marie biscuits, so innovative and much more easier to make :-)


  11. beautiful pics,it looks yummy, love this eggless version too...

  12. wowwwwwwwwwwww eggless tiramasu perfect treat for veg this xmas

  13. fabulous recipe... looks so good.. would surely give this a try..

  14. Very interesting recipe ! I have never gathered the courage to make tiramisu at home, your recipe sounds great !
    About the yeast, I used a brand called gloripan - instant yeast. My mom picked it up in spar in bangalore, you may also get it in general food additives in sheshadripuram, bangalore...All the best !

  15. How creative to use marie biscuits instead of lady's finger!!!

    Tiramisu is my fav dessert.

  16. awesome trecipe...superb dear...
    Glad 2 follow you

  17. wow!! what a beauty for the eyes itself!! ya true like u said, we really have to be guilt free after having that type of dessert ;).. i do have desserts but later feel always bad y did i have :D...

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  18. Extremely yumm & classy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. Heard of Tiramisu, but never tried it. Looks interesting and yummy. Thx for linking to the event.

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  20. Happy to be your newest follower! Lovely blog and yummy yummy recipes!

  21. Absolutely yummy. Bookmarked

  22. I love the idea of using marie biscuits for tiramisu, looks perfect.

  23. first time here and nice space, loved this thiramasu recipe. quick and easy

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  24. fantastic post! thanks so much for linking this lip smacking dish to Jingle All The Way. Looks lovely! :)
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  25. love that you used marie biscuits in the recipe. i use them often in desserts. tiramisu looks fabulous !

  26. wow....loved the thiramasu recipe.....looks mouth watering...wishing u n ur family merry christmas !

  27. wow mouthwatering & delicious..:) thanks dear for linking

  28. Hey Anisha..Thanks for trying this out !!
    It has come out absolutely marvelous. I especially love the pics in which it is served in glass :))

  29. Tiramisu is my favorite dessert and you have made it so much simpler. Thanx. B'lated Xmas wishes headed your way. Hope u had fun..!

  30. Thank you so much everyone for taking time to write... :)

  31. Delicious,first time here,following you dear.Please do drop at my space.

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  33. Nice recipe.A boon for vegetarians.

  34. so delicious!!& lovely presentation...
    Thanks a lot for linking with Food of the Month-Contest

  35. Tiramisu in wine glasses look great!Since you say it's easy, I have to try it:)

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  37. Awesome recipe. Looks so tempting!!!

  38. Oh cool, with marie biscuits!
    I recently made it with biscotti and whipped cream, and couldn't believe it was SO effing easy to make Tiramisu!
    And you know what - I totally love your presentation in those wine glasses. How beautiful!

    1. Thanx Nisha... Even I had no idea it would be so easy to make such an exotic dessert.

  39. Tiramisu is one thing i always wanted to make but never ever attempted..but after seeing your recipe and pics i feel i can give it a try!!! lovely clicks..

    1. Thank you Renu... The reputation of Tiramisu intimidates us but once you give it a try it's really easy, even the original recipe is really easy.

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