In Argentina we do not deny our tana roots , much less when it comes to gastronomy. And tiramisu is an acclaimed delicacy whose fame became international. Vanillas, cream , cocoa, chocolate and layers, many layers. Its background is so old that it is already impossible to elucidate the original recipe. In fact, the dish was hung through hundreds of generations and family customs, with various variations in its ingredients and elaboration. Although we don't know exactly where and when it was created, we have three stories to tell you that explain it. Andiamo?
During the 17th century, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de Medici , visited the city of Siena, Italy. As it was known in advance about their sweet tooth tastes, they decided to prepare a dessert in their honor. This was called “Zuppa inglese”, “Zuppa del duca” or “Sopa del Duque”. The point was that he freaked him so crazy that he took the recipe on his return to the court in Florence, where he popularized it. Also, sweet came to other Italian cities such as Treviso and Venice, to become the preferred one by the courtiers. They attributed him aphrodisiac properties and used to eat it before a loving encounter.
The Secret of Brothels
The second version about the beginnings of tiramisu is located in the brothels of the Italian region of Veneto. There, dessert was served to customers after their sessions. As long as the goal was to get their strength back and spend more money. It is said that at first it was made exclusively with scrambled egg yolks and sugar. The mixture was served in glass cups with a spoon, resembling a custard. Then, cookies, mascarpone and coffee were added. However, everything came to an end when in 1958 the Italian government closed these spaces.
The most replicated story
The third story about tiramisu is starring a confectioner named Roberto Linguanotto and is the one that has the most accessions. The man worked in the restaurant “Alle Beccherie”, whose property belonged to a woman named Ada Campeol. She was the one who asked her to make a new sweet based on a family preparation. In this regard, Ada was in the breastfeeding period of her son and her mother-in-law used to give her coffee, eggs and biscuits to replenish energy. With these three ingredients he came up with creating the dessert and asked for help from the worker who provided the remaining details.
Ingredients for a medium source
- ¾ cup or 160 g sugar
- 400 cc milk cream or cream
- 600 g mascarpone
- 7 yolks
- 1 measure cognac or amaretto (optional)
- 1 cup of coffee
- 2 packs of vanilla or soletilla biscocho
- bitter cocoa and semi bitter chocolate for finishing ; n.
- Beat the yolks in a bath marie and add sugar and cognac or amaretto. We beat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and beat until yolks are at room temperature. Let's notice that the yolks triple their size until they become a kind of cream.
- Beat the mascarpone a little so that it does not have lumps.
- Pour the buds over the mascarpone and integrate with enveloping movements. Add the semi-whipped milk cream and mix gently.
- Moisturize the tiramisu biscuits in the coffee.
- Arm the first layer of vanilla in the fountain. It doesn't matter what we prepare it in, but what order is done. There has to be a layer of vanilla, one of cream, one of vanillas and finally one of cream. Sprinkle on top bitter cocoa and semi-bitter chocolate grated or chopped and to the refrigerator.
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