Tuesday, 10 June 2014


2 Packs of lady fingers
1 Pack mascarpone cheese (about 250g or 8oz or 1 cup)
1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
1 Cup of sugar + 1 tablespoon
6 Egg yolks
2 Tablespoons of whole milk
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla flavor
1 Cup of water
1 ½ teaspoons of instant coffee
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
50mL Kahlua or rum (optional)

Mix the coffee, water and Kahlua in a bowl and set aside.

Combine the egg yolks, 1 cup of sugar and milk in a sauce pan and boil over really low heat while stirring continuously till it thickens (it should take about 5-7minutes).

Using a double boiler works best because if you boil too fast and don't stir enough, you would end up with boiled egg yolks and you don't want that. You want it thick like custard when you're done (also, the color should go from a bright yolky yellow to a pale yellow color). Set the custard aside to cool to room temperature.

When it cools, add the mascarpone to the mixture and whisk till the mixture is smooth

Add the heavy cream, vanilla and 1 spoon of sugar to a separate bowl.

Beat till you get stiff peaks but be careful not to over beat the cream or you'll end up with butter. You know you have stiff peaks when you CAREFULLY turn the bowl upside down and the whipped cream doesn't fall off.

Now using a spatula, fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone/custard mixture.

Resist the temptation to whisk everything together. Just be patient and fold in with a spatula till you get a smooth consistency.

To assemble, dip the lady fingers in the coffee/kahlua mixture (one at a time), remove almost immediately and arrange on the base of a dish.

Add half of the cheese mixture on top of the lady fingers.

Then another layer of lady fingers.

And then the rest of the mascarpone mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at 8hrs. I refrigerated mine overnight.

Add some cocoa powder to a fine sieve and dust on the tiramisu right before you serve.

ENJOY with your friends and loved ones.


  1. Chichi where or how do I get whole milk and healthy yoghurt pls.

    1. You can dissolve regular sachet milk in water.

    2. Nne, I don't mind the 14years sentence. I want to marry you...

      Just imagine me living with a chef for life. My life go sweet die mehn. How I wish God will give me a man who can cook since everything I cook dey get comma. *sobs*

  2. Hi chichi, u r doing a great job, may God bless u. Pls what r lady fingers?

    1. Lady fingers is what that biscuit she used is called it's every where in shops.

    2. Hi anonymous, lady fingers may b in every shop in ur area but not in d part of d country where I live. Besides d question was 4 chichi, tnx anyway.

    3. Hi Anon., thanks a lot for ur compliment dear. Where are u based? If you're in naija, check in big stores like shoprite etc. If you're abroad, check any superstore for it. It shud be in the cookie aisle.

  3. Where can i get whipping cream?

    1. Check in the fresh milk section in big stores like shoprite.

  4. This recipe seems difficult but looks delicious. Pls could u give us more of African dishes coz the ingredients are more easy to find.

    1. The recipe is not difficult at all. Don't be intimidated by the multiple pics I hv up...I'll put African dishes wen I can.

  5. What a gorgeous and delicious , I will make it this week s , can just taste it now . Thanks for sharing :)