Recipe For Tiramisu III


5 egg yolks
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Marsala wine

1 cup heavy cream, chilled
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 pound mascarpone cheese

2 cups strong brewed coffee, room temperature
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 cup brandy
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
48 ladyfinger cookies
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


To make zabaglione: In the top of a double boiler, beat yolks and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth and pale yellow. Place over simmering water and gradually beat in Marsala. Continue to beat over simmering water until soft mounds form, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cool bowl, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Whip heavy cream with 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in mascarpone and zabaglione. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

In a small bowl, combine coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar, brandy and vanilla. Arrange 16 ladyfingers in the bottom of a 9×13 inch dish. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of coffee mixture over each cookie. Ladyfingers should be soaked, but not crumbling. Spoon one-third of the cheese mixture over the ladyfingers, and spread evenly. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cocoa. Repeat layering twice. Cover and refrigerate 5 hours before serving.