Originally posted on Savoring Every Bite:
There are many, many recipes for tiramisu and much written on the history behind this Italian dessert. It’s definitely one of my favorites; I guess I’m a gal that loves the creamy desserts; tipsy in alcohol, rich in flavor and softly sweetened. I almost always have the basics for pulling together a tiramisu on hand such as, ladyfingers, mascarpone, whipping cream and an assortment of liquors. From there it’s whatever your heart desires. And this time, my heart was tugging at me for chocolate and raspberries.
While I’ve heard of several stories on its origin, my favorite by far is that this dessert with its traditional ingredients including espresso, ladyfingers (sugar) and a cordial was offered to customers at certain bordellos as a “pick me up” to enjoy after so they could go on with their day. Now whether this tale is true or not doesn’t really matter to me…
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