Authentic Tiramisu Recipe


Serves: Approximately 12 Servings


– 6 egg yolks

– 1 cup white sugar

– 1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese

-1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream

– 2 cups of espresso (cooled off)

– 2  packages lady fingers (approx 24 lady fingers total)

– 1/3 cup alcohol of your choice (grand marnier or rum)

Topping extras

– 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (dust)

– 1 (1 ounce) square semi sweet chocolate (shaved)


  1. Chill large bowl in the fridge.
  2. Combine the 6 egg yolks and 1 cup of sugar in the top of a double boiler.
  3. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Stir the egg yolks and sugar for about 10 minutes. (This step is to coddle the egg and prevent eating raw eggs). Remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool.
  5. Once cooled, beat the mixture until light in color and thick.
  6. Add the mascarpone to the whipped yolk-sugar mixture. Blend well.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of espresso and mix until thoroughly combined.
  8. Whip the whipping cream in the chilled bowl until stiff peaks are formed.
  9. Gently fold the whipping cream into the yolk-sugar mixture and set aside.
  10. Split the lady fingers in half.
  11. Mix the expresso and alcohol and pour into flat dish.
  12. Dip lady fingers and soak in espresso mixture for less than 5 seconds until soaked. (Not too long or it will become too soggy).
  13. Line the bottom and sides of your serving bowl with the lady fingers.
  14. Spoon half of the filling over the lady fingers.
  15. Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers and top with the filling.
  16. Sprinkle the top with cocoa powder and chocolate curls.
  17. Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.

Total prep time: 30 minutes


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Recipe for Low-Fat Banana Bread



  • 1 Cup of mashed ripe bananas (2 large bananas)
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg or 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tea Spoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 Cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl mix the bananas, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 cup of yogurt and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the 1/4 Cup canola or vegetable oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and set aside.
  • In another bowl, sift together the white all purpose flower, the whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add the bowl of banana ingredients to the the egg mix and blend.
  • (Optional step: Add chocolate to the wet ingredients).
  • With a rubber spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the the flour mix to the bowl and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are  moistened. (Do not over mix the batter as it will result in a touch bread).
  • Pour mix into a slightly oiled pan, place in center rack of oven and bake for 50-60 minutes until the bread is golden brown. You can also tell when it is ready if placing a toothpick inside the loaf does not result in any ingredients being stuck to the toothpick.


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