Whether this dessert is seen as a poor people's breakfast or a celebration pudding from yesteryear....as Italian or from Africa.....one thing is for sure: you will find it on the menu. I am not certain of the semantics behind its name but anyone who has ever visited an Italian restaurant has surely been asked if they wish to partake of the tiramisù. Each region will have its own variant but essentially the chilled pudding is made with liqueur soaked sponge fingers, layered with a mascarpone custard cream and coated with cocoa powder. Avete il coraggio di provare il tiramisù?
These are the original ingredients of tiramisu, I think that there are no particular regional variations, but rather variations of the chefs: Ingredients: 500 g Mascarpone cheese: 300 g Biscotti savoiardi. 100 g Zucchero. 4 Tuorli d'uovo freschissimi. (Only the yolks) 4 Tazze di caffè espresso lungo. Cacao amaro in polvere. It was not a poor people's breakfast, it was called also "Zuppa del Duca" and in the seventeenth century was the preferred by the nobles !