Believe it or not, I was never a big fan of Tiramisu up until I went for a visit to Roma; there I fell in love head over heals with Tiramisu. I also then realized, it wasn’t the Tiramisu that I didn’t enjoy, but the Tiramisu I have had in the past. I realized that as much as it seems to be a simple dessert, it is really all about the right ingredients.
It has been said that Tiramisu was invented not long time ago in the 1960’s and the word Tiramisu means “Pick me up or Lift me up” which is perfect sense to a great dessert. The basic ingredients of Tiramisu are the ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese.
Rome didn’t only teach me the real taste of Tiramisu, it also taught me that Tiramisu does not only come in coffee, but can come in so many different flavors, the original Tiramisu of course is coffee based. If you do happen to live in Rome, or plan on visiting make sure you try Pompi which is located near by the Spanish steps. There I have tried the best strawberry tiramisu, mixed berries, hazelnut, and the very famous classic Tiramisu. I also recommend that if you go, you should try the local Roman restaurant Felice in Testaccio that serves great local food and one of the best Tiramisu I have ever had. Not to forget mentioning one last stop in Rome for a great Tiramisu experience and a beautiful place to check out as well; Angelina, I tried the one that is very close to Fontana di Trevi and you can experience a Tiramisu in a jar with one of the best cup of coffees. If you wish to learn more about my experience in Rome you can always check my travel section by clicking here Rome.
And so it is only natural that when I went back home, I started craving Tiramisu again, and I didn’t know where to go to find good Tiramisu in Jordan so I decided to experiment myself until I find the best recipe ingredient, and so I did.
Today I decided to share with you my outcome of a great taste to a great home-made Tiramisu. I made several relatives and friends try it and I am certain that if you put the steps below together you will be very pleased with the results.
My recipe is a combination of 2 online recipes that I selected from over 8 different recipes I tried. I took the basics that I found delicious from Cooking with Ruthie as for the flavoring I decided to add chocolate from the recipe steps of Sugarhero and therefore my recipe includes a taste of chocolate added to the coffee based Tiramisu.
I would love to hear your feedback after trying the recipe below, I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and still do, looking forward to hear your feedback on my blog.
All photos taken with my CANON 70D and it really made all the difference in my photography, and of-course as usual, I can not cook without some good music in the background…. so here is one of my very favorite Italian songs by Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini – Ora
For the Music Video and Full recipe click on Chocolate Tiramisu.