Tiramisu is a popular coffee-flavored dessert that hails from the Veneto region of Italy. Although many accounts date this delicious dessert to the 1960s, there is some evidence that it may have originated in the 17th century. Regardless of its invention date, tiramisu remains a popular treat that’s most often featured as a cake, but sometimes appear in the form of a trifle. Many fine restaurants feature tiramisu on their dessert menus and though its preparation might seem elaborate, traditional tiramisu is simply too good not to enjoy at home.


1. Recipe Overview

To make traditional tiramisu, you’ll need about 45 minutes of preparation time. This recipe provides between 12-14 servings. A 9x13 glass baking dish is the ideal container in which to prepare this dessert. A rectangular cardboard cake form is perfect for keeping the layers neat and clearly visible, and while it’s not essential in terms of taste, there’s something about those polished layers that make this dessert such an enticing vision to behold.

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