Deconstructed tiramisu

As straightforward as it sounds, Donna Hay's recipe gives an old favourite a pick-me-up
By Donna Hay
Deconstructed tiramisu
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes plus chilling time
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 tbsp espresso coffee
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp coffee liqueur
  • 60 g mascarpone
  • 60 ml single cream
  • 2 tsp icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 small sponge fingers


1. Place the espresso and sugar in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer very slowly for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add the liqueur and chill.

2. Place the mascarpone, cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form.

3. To serve, divide the coffee mixture between 2 small serving glasses. Spoon the mascarpone mixture into 2 separate small serving glasses. Place the glasses on serving plates and serve with the biscuits.

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