Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream Tiramisu, an easy Italian Dessert recipe, made with lady fingers, chocolate and cream. Delicate & Delicious.
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Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream Tiramisu

Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream Tiramisu, an easy Italian Dessert recipe, made with lady fingers, chocolate and cream. Delicate & Delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5 -6 servings
Calories: 680kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

ITALIAN PASTRY CREAM (see instructions for link)

  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone 125 grams

FOR THE CLASSIC CHOCOLATE TIRAMISU

  • 16 -24 lady fingers (more or less)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup coffee or chocolate milk
  • chocolate shavings for decorating

FOR CHOCOLATE TIRAMISU PARFAIT

  • 10 lady fingers (more or less)
  • 1/4 cup coffee or chocolate milk
  • 2-3 cups cream whipped
  • chocolate shavings for decorating

Instructions

FOR CLASSIC CHOCOLATE TIRAMISU

  • Make Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream early in the morning and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  Remove from fridge and gently fold in a little Mascarpone at a time to the Pastry Cream, if too thick add a small amount of fresh cream.  
    In an 8x6 inch baking dish (21x16 centimeter) place lady fingers in a single row, drizzle with coffee or chocolate milk (as much as desired, but don't add too much or it will be too soggy). Top with pastry cream (1/3 - 1/2 depending if you want 2 or 3 layers) continue with another layer or 2.  Refrigerate at least 4 hours or even better over night.  Top with chocolate shavings before serving.

FOR CHOCOLATE TIRAMISU PARFAIT

  • Make Italian Chocolate Pastry Cream  in the morning or early afternoon, and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Remove from fridge and gently fold in a little Mascarpone at a time to the Pastry Cream, if too thick add a small amount of fresh cream.  Use 5 medium sized glasses, on the bottom start with pastry cream, then a lady finger cookie (broken in half),drizzle with coffee or chocolate milk,add a little whipped cream, a lady finger cookie (halved), drizzle of coffee or chocolate milk,  chocolate pastry cream, some whipped cream. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Sprinkle with chocolate shavings before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcal