Best tiramisu in town?

Known_only_as_Jack 24 February 2012 25

Good Day Rioters,

My partners birthday is just around the corner has only asked for one thing, tiramisu.

So – where can I get the best tiramisu in town?

Thanks in advance

Jack


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Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 4:59 pm 27 Jun 12

Had dinner at Italian and Sons last night which was excellent.

The service has definitely picked up recently.

The tiramisu was absolutely sensational.

I reckon it matches anything round the world including Italy and I have eaten a few there.

A big call I know.

Give it a go if you haven’t tried it.

m@ m@ 3:44 pm 06 Mar 12

Italian & Sons without question; best tiramisu I’ve had outside Rome 🙂

I use a similar recipe to EvanJames’s but with slightly less marscapone and a bit less liquid. I beat the egg yolks and sugar over a steam bath for a few minutes to form a runny custard, then cool before beating into the marscapone, and also sprinkle a little cocoa between each layer when building it up.

Make it the day before if you can.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 9:09 pm 02 Mar 12

definitely not the southern cross club woden. Whipped mousse with a slight coffee flavour and a sponge biscuit on the side IS NOT TIRAMISU!

Known_only_as_Jack Known_only_as_Jack 8:04 pm 02 Mar 12

Thank you all for your suggestions – I am going to attempt to make it myself.

Wish me luck.

cavvygreen cavvygreen 8:39 am 28 Feb 12

Keijidosha said :

EvanJames said :

So, what’s the best tiramisu recipe in town?!

As with any recipe it comes down to personal preference, so I can’t claim mine is the best. For me the key is to use the best quality ingredients and combine them in a certain order. I’d like to say that this recipe is a traditional family secret, but the truth is that I read it in an old book and modified to taste. The key change was removing cream in favour of egg whites to make it lighter and fluffier.

Ingredients:
4 decent size eggs
40 savoiardi biscuits (approx)
3 cups brewed coffee
500g marscarpone
3/4 cup sugar
100ml Kahlua (or marsala wine if you prefer, but I think Kahlua works best)
Dark chocolate (60%) for garnishing

Separate the eggs into very clean bowls (important not to mix any whites/yolks).
Brew 3 cups of strong, good quality coffee and allow to cool in a dish. Once cooled, add Kahlua.
Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.
Beat the egg yolks, gradually adding the sugar. Blend until smooth, then mix in the marscarpone with a spatula.
Take the beaten egg whites and fold gently into the cheese mixture.
Dip savoiardi biscuits into the coffee mixture one at a time and place into a single layer in the bottom of a 12″ pan. (Pan will need to be about 2″ deep). To test if you’ve got the right amount of coffee mix in the biscuit, dip one and then snap it in half. The coffee should just soak through the outer layer and not all the way to the centre. Too soggy and you’ll end up with a big mushy mess at the end.
Once you’ve made a layer of biscuits, coat them in a layer of cheese mixture. Repeat a second layer.
Finely grate the dark chocolate over the top layer, cover the tin in plastic wrap and put in in the fridge for a minimum 3 hours (overnight is fine).

Oh dear! I’d be a bit worried about using raw eggs. Remember poor Silo. I love tiramisu, but always search out a recipe where the eggs are cooked or not used at all.

jonquil14 jonquil14 11:49 pm 26 Feb 12

When I was out there yesterday at about lunchtime, Costco had sold out of tiramisu. Coincidence?

TheVirulentOne TheVirulentOne 12:45 pm 26 Feb 12

Italian and Sons does do the best tiramisu in town, in fact the best tiramisu I’ve ever had. I’d recommend it except then you’d have to put up with their restrictive dining shifts and their poor service.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 3:06 pm 25 Feb 12

Well those costco, nestle, sara lee and their ilk deliberately use recipes that can withstand being frozen and thawed out later. Sounds heaps easier than desperately selling a batch within a few days so the cream and marscapone stay fresh.

kransky007 kransky007 8:12 am 25 Feb 12

I have to say it too

+1 for Costco. It is the best one i have tasted in Canberra

jsm2090 jsm2090 4:18 pm 24 Feb 12

breda said :

The tiramisu at Italian & Sons is divine – the best I have ever tasted by miles and miles. I can’t even eat the stuff that other restaurants serve up as tiramisu any more!

+1 their whole dessert menu is to die for, and good value too.

breda breda 2:51 pm 24 Feb 12

The tiramisu at Italian & Sons is divine – the best I have ever tasted by miles and miles. I can’t even eat the stuff that other restaurants serve up as tiramisu any more!

JessP JessP 1:32 pm 24 Feb 12

I know I will get bashed for this and as a disclaimer, I will state that a homemade tiramusu is undoubtably better – but I bought a damn fine one from COSTCO. Imported from Italy (go figure) about 500g worth – so enough for several serves (or one bloody big one) , rich, creamy with the right balance of coffee and mascapone. Lovely!

It cost less than $6 from memory….. great value but probably wont win brownie points on a birthday though.

jonquil14 jonquil14 1:29 pm 24 Feb 12

I have to echo the folks saying Mezzalira, and it has the advantage of being a resonably swanky birthday dinner as well.

If you are going to make it yourself, it’s advisable to have a stand mixer (Mixmaster or similar) because I recall cream and marscapone needing to be mixed for 15 minutes (I used a taste.com.au recipe, but I was only trying to impress myself).

Keijidosha Keijidosha 1:10 pm 24 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

So, what’s the best tiramisu recipe in town?!

As with any recipe it comes down to personal preference, so I can’t claim mine is the best. For me the key is to use the best quality ingredients and combine them in a certain order. I’d like to say that this recipe is a traditional family secret, but the truth is that I read it in an old book and modified to taste. The key change was removing cream in favour of egg whites to make it lighter and fluffier.

Ingredients:
4 decent size eggs
40 savoiardi biscuits (approx)
3 cups brewed coffee
500g marscarpone
3/4 cup sugar
100ml Kahlua (or marsala wine if you prefer, but I think Kahlua works best)
Dark chocolate (60%) for garnishing

Separate the eggs into very clean bowls (important not to mix any whites/yolks).
Brew 3 cups of strong, good quality coffee and allow to cool in a dish. Once cooled, add Kahlua.
Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.
Beat the egg yolks, gradually adding the sugar. Blend until smooth, then mix in the marscarpone with a spatula.
Take the beaten egg whites and fold gently into the cheese mixture.
Dip savoiardi biscuits into the coffee mixture one at a time and place into a single layer in the bottom of a 12″ pan. (Pan will need to be about 2″ deep). To test if you’ve got the right amount of coffee mix in the biscuit, dip one and then snap it in half. The coffee should just soak through the outer layer and not all the way to the centre. Too soggy and you’ll end up with a big mushy mess at the end.
Once you’ve made a layer of biscuits, coat them in a layer of cheese mixture. Repeat a second layer.
Finely grate the dark chocolate over the top layer, cover the tin in plastic wrap and put in in the fridge for a minimum 3 hours (overnight is fine).

Yellow Yellow 1:06 pm 24 Feb 12

Mezzalira do the best authentic tiramisu in town.

madamcholet madamcholet 12:26 pm 24 Feb 12

Make one, it’s not hard – there’s a recipe on Cook and the Chef online (old ABC program) for Green Tea Tiramisu.

BellaK BellaK 11:49 am 24 Feb 12

Jack, I too am a lover of a fine tiramisu and am always on the hunt for an authentic version i.e. not the version that gets fished out of the glass display case at the front of the restaurant then re-invented as ‘dessert’ at an a la carte restaurant. I’ve tried Bella Vista’s tiramisu and wasn’t all that impressed. I did as Keijidosha suggested and convinced my husband to create one from scratch and it was sensational. Here’s the recipe he used:http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/8677/tiramisu
His one tip was to only lightly dip the sponge fingers in the coffee (not to let them soak) in order to give the dish a good texture. Best of luck!

astrojax astrojax 11:43 am 24 Feb 12

mama tossolini does a good one – cnr bailey’s arcade…

of if you can track down my hairdresser, ask him to ask his mum to make you one. second best ever. (best was made by the wife of a non-canberra prominent aussie muso, so another story altogether)

Duffbowl Duffbowl 11:03 am 24 Feb 12

Bella Vista in Belconnen.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:29 am 24 Feb 12

I’m no tiramisu connoisseur but have enjoyed the version that Tosolini’s offers in the past.

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