Freeform tiramisu

These easy individual tiramisus require no cooking and are perfect for a dinner party.

  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Freeform tiramisu
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) strong espresso coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) coffee-flavoured liquer
  • 10 sponge finger biscuits (120g), halved crossways
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) thickened (heavy) cream
  • 1/4 cup (40g) icing sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 250 gram (8 ounces) mascarpone
  • 50 gram (1½ ounces) dark (semi-sweet) chocolate


Freeform tiramisu
  • 1
    Combine coffee and ⅓ cup of the liqueur in a small bowl. Dip biscuits, one at a time, into coffee mixture. Line four 1-cup (250ml) glasses with biscuits; drizzle with any remaining coffee mixture.
  • 2
    Beat cream and sifted icing sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; beat in mascarpone and remaining liqueur just until combined. Divide among glasses.
  • 3
    Using a vegetable peeler, shave a little chocolate over each tiramisu.


To make strong coffee, dissolve 2 tablespoons instant espresso coffee granules in ½ cup boiling water. If you have a coffee machine, make enough espresso shots to give you the same quantity.

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