It’s only a week ago that I brought myself to making this dessert that has always, for some reason, intrigued me. I looked for a simple tiramisu recipe with a twist and found this one on Jamie Oliver’s website. This chocolatey tiramisu turned out to be totally different from a normal one, but a hundred times better!
What you’ll need:
– 250 grams of 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate (200 g to melt, 50 g to sprinkle on top at the end)
– 40 grams of Butter, diced
– Sea Salt
– 15 to 20 Sponge Fingers
– 400 ml of hot sweetened coffee – I chose Nescafe, but you can also make it with Nespresso or any other coffee you like
– Vin Santo, or any other dessert wine
– 4 Eggs
– 75 grams of Sugar
– 500 grams Mascarpone
– 1 orange
How to make it:
1) In a heatproof bowl, break the 200 grams of dark chocolate and melt them, along with the butter (by placing them above boiling water – be careful not to let the bowl touch the water). This melting technique is called “bain-marie”. You can click here to view how it’s done.
Until it looks like this (below).

2) In the final serving bowl, cover the bottom with the sponge fingers

3) Pour the hot coffee on top

4) Then the melted chocolate and butter

5) In two different bowls, separate egg whites and egg yolks

6) Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of sea salt

7) Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar. Then add the mascarpone and 2 tablespoons of Vin Santo

Until it looks like this (below)

8) Add the egg whites to the egg yolks mix and whisk them all together

Until you get a homogeneous mix (below)

9) Pour the mix on top of the sponge fingers and chocolate (in the final serving bowl)
10) Grab a shredder and use it to sprinkle chocolate and orange zest on top of the cream, and you’re done!

There’s a nice looking, delicious dessert. Leave it in the fridge until your guests arrive.


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