Tiramisu in jar recipe

Ingredients for 2 large or 4 small portions:

  • 1/2 cup espresso with 2 tbsp Marsala wine for dipping cookies
  • 10 or 12 ladyfinger cookies, broken in half if making cups
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons plus one teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup mascarpone cheese (6 oz)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • cocoa for dusting
  • dark chocolate for shaving

  • As far as the booze goes, I used Marsala, but it also works beautifully with amoretti, rum, brandy, or even Bailey’s. The other key liquid in this is the espresso, and I highly recommend that’s what you use. Regular coffee doesn’t have the same punch. You can use instant, but the last time I checked there was literally a caf√© on every corner of every city.
  • I did these as two, rather large individual portions, but this could be easily stretched into four cups, or layered in a square baking dish, as is more traditional. Don’t over-think it; no matter what you use, it’s basically three layers of mascarpone mixture around two layers of coffee-dipped ladyfingers.