Niall McKenna's Traditional Tiramisu

Traditional Tiramisu


  • 100ml espresso coffee
  • 15ml coffee liquor
  • 4 sponge fingers
  • 80g egg whites, whisked to a soft peak
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp honey

To garnish:

  • Dark chocolate, chopped
  • Cocoa powder


Firstly, make the espresso and pour into a heatproof jug along with the coffee liqueur, leaving it to cool.

Next, break each sponge finger into four pieces, placing these into four small glasses.

Pour over one third of the cooled espresso mixture, pressing down gently to make sure the biscuits are completely soaked.

Using a whisk, beat the egg whites and sugar until they form a soft peak.

In a separate bowl, slowly beat the mascarpone, the rest of the espresso, and the honey into a smooth paste.

Next, fold in the egg whites and sugar mixture, one third at a time.

Lastly, spoon the mixture over the sponge fingers.

To garnish, add some chopped chocolate on the top, dusted with cocoa powder.

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