This classic and authentic tiramisu is comprised of ladyfingers dipped in espresso and Kahlua that are then layered with a mascarpone custard lightened up with fluffy whipped cream.
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Easy Tiramisu Recipe
It started out as just another photo shoot for the health publication I was the creative director for when we lived in Los Angeles. It was years ago but it’s one of the few I harken back to with a wee bit of envy. Not because of the beautiful model we were shooting that day, nor the perfectly celebrity-styled home in the Hollywood Hills we had rented as our location for the day.
No, it was actually because of a small-talk conversation I had with my wardrobe stylist. She was leaving the next day for Italy. For a month. And she was staying in a villa in Florence. Not just any villa, but a villa she had been invited to by restauranteur and chef Nancy Silverton of Los Angeles’ famed Campanile and Mozza empires. Their plan was simple: to cook together (with the amazing Nancy as chef!), eat amazing Italian dinners, drink local wines, and do all the things one’s imagination dreams up while envisioning an amazing vacation in Italy.
I have been jealous of that trip for the last 15 years.
I’ve never been to Italy. Let me rephrase that. I’ve yet to visit Italy. Putting it that way sounds more like a plan of action than a major case of FOMO (fear of missing out). Not that I’m looking for a life-changing experience ala Under the Tuscan Sun, but I’d be happy to take my stab at strolling through those rolling Tuscan hills and venturing through the Italian farmers market.
Until then, I’ll savor my Italian adventure with my own taste of Italy right here at home.
Italian food very well could be my favorite of all cultural foods. From the fresh and fast pastas to the slow roasts and braises. The savory and the sweet. For a while, I was making this authentic tiramisu recipe just about twice a month. We couldn’t get enough.
So when Kroger asked me to share a recipe for their Taste of Italy event, this one immediately rose to the top of the list.