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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


This recipe comes from my Italian friend Valentina who is  a very good cook. It is as authentic a recipe as it can be. Even though normally I cannot swallow more than two spoonfuls of tiramisu I ate the whole portion…and a little bit more…

You need:
- two eggs separated
- 125 gr sugar
- 400 gr mascarpone cheese
- 400 gr Savoiardi biscuits (the better the biscuits the better the tiramisu)
- 1/2 strong espresso coffee (don't tell Valentina but I used decaf espresso as I am a bit paranoid about children drinking caffeine).
- 30 gr dark (and good) cocoa powder

Make sure the coffee is cold before you start. Mix the yokes with the sugar until they are pale. Add the mascarpone cheese. Separately which the whites until you get firm peaks. Fold the whites into the mascarpone and yokes mixture ensuring you do it gently so that you do not loose any air.

Get a flat tray. Make a lawyer with biscuits soaked in the coffee (just soak them for a few seconds one by one). Cover it with the cream. Add another layer of biscuits and then another one of cream. Cover with the cocoa powered (sprinkle it through a strainer). Put in the fridge for a whole night and enjoy. It is gorgeous.