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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy799906

Il tiramisù

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?

August 24, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeoDavies3

Now I want a tiramisu...

August 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Sì sì sì, ora ho fame! It is such a delicious "pick me up".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jujji1

Io ho avuto il coraggio di provare quello all'ananas... Soooo good!!! Ciao Dorothy! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MT.italy

... essentially the chilled pudding is made with liqueur soaked sponge fingers,

No, i biscotti sono inzuppati di caffè (più o meno concentrato) e questo giustifica il nome. ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierobonal

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 !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Piero, grazie as ever! I always enjoy the detail in your responses.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Ciao Mt. I've never heard it called a "poor people's breakfast", is this so?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MT.italy

Ciao Linda!
È la prima volta che lo sento dire. Il tiramisù non si mangia a colazione. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Mt. Ahia, sarei grande come una casa. Scuse clumsy italian, sitting in the sun and can hardly see ma screen! Ciao


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/friespies

In fatti si può certamenta fare differentemente. Avevo provato una volta, cominciando con qualche caffè freddo che nessuno voleva piu, dei biscotti alle specie indiane, e crema di solamente 24% di grasso, e uno strato solo. Buonissimo anchè questo.

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