This Christmas we are bringing back Tiramisú, one of the most popular desserts in Italy and the perfect dish to give a sweet finishing touch to any menu.
Viena’s Tiramisú is made from the classic recipe, with a base of sponge fingers – known as savoiardi in Italy – mascarpone cheese, coffee, cocoa, eggs and sugar. A versatile dessert, ideal to round off a meal or to enjoy over a cup of tea in an evening catching up with family and friends.
Mascarpone originated in the area between Lodi and Abbiategrasso, Italy, southwest of Milan, probably in the late 16th or early 17th century. The name is popularly held to derive from mascarpa, an unrelated milk product made from the whey of stracchino (a young, barely aged cheese), or from mascarpia, a word in the local dialect for ricotta. Ricotta, unlike mascarpone, is made from milk and not cream.