One of our family favourite desserts Tiramisu!

Traditionally the custard ‘zabaglione’ is used for Tiramisu, its made from raw egg yolks & sugar which I absolutely love…. as children we used to make it our selves and eat it from the bowl! Or you can cook it over a double broiler, both taste good!

The way I make tiramisu  is with vanilla pudding, its fast and easy to make. You can make the zabaglione, recipe posted in the picture below, or you can make it with instant vanilla pudding, both ways tastes amazing! It really all depends on my day and how much time I have. 


What you will need:

  • 2- 8 oz softened cream cheese*
  • 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Cool whip or whipped cream
  • 1 -1/2 cups milk
  • 2-3 pkgs of lady fingers
  • A pot of strong coffee (around5- 6 cups is enough)
  • Cocoa

First off make the coffee and let it cool.

Prepare the pudding with milk, in mixing bowl,let set for 2 mins.

Soften cream cheese in microwave for about a min, add to pudding mixture, and 3 tbsp sugar whisk till creamy and smooth. Fold in gently 6 heaping tbsp of cool whip or whip cream.

Dip lady fingers in coffee in a fast past, you dont want the delicate cookie to break or to get too soggy.

Lay first layer of cookies on bottom of 13×9 inch pan.

Spoon half of the cream cheese filling over the fingers, repeat ending with lady fingers, in total there is 3  layers of lady fingers.

Top with cool whip and dust over with cocoa.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or over night to fully set.

*Remove cream cheese from pkg, cut into cubes and place on a safe microwavable plate or bowl and heat for a min. Test with a spoon to see if it is softened, if not try another 15-20 seconds. Otherwise it will be lumpy.


To make zabaglione, whisk 3 egg yolks with 3 tbsp of sugar, and consistently whisk over a double broiler, I use a steel bowl and fill my 4 qt pot with water till it almost touches the bottom of the bowl, the steam will cook the eggs. You can double to amount if you want more. Remove from heat when it doubles and lightens in colour. Then you can fold in whipping cream and softened mascrapone cheese, it blends in so well:)


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  1. I love the picture! And the tiramisu was delicious!

  2. This was one of best tiramisu I had especially coming from a hard days work

  3. Once again a great receipe.I appreciate the details of every dish…Funny now i know exactly where i went wrong.Great job..You are the best.

  4. thank you for this recipe; saw it on your FB site. as an Italian, I'm sure this is quite an authentic recipe. hope you can stop over and visit me someday on my blog too.

  5. AaishahHassan says:

    Made the tiramisu for a dinner party last night, was an absolute hit!! Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I will definitely be using this recipe again and again!

  6. That is awesome! So very glad to hear it Aaishah! Thank you for letting me know! :)


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