Tiramisu: Lift Me Up

READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 10-12


  • 4 -5
    large egg yolks
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 16
    ounces ricotta cheese (or use 8 oz. ricotta and 8oz. cream cheese,)
  • 2
    ounces semisweet chocolate, grated
  • 2
    cups whipping cream (heavy)
  • 2
    tablespoons cocoa
  • 1
    cup espresso, cold (or add 1 oz. coffee liqueur to coffee) or 1 cup very strong coffee (or add 1 oz. coffee liqueur to coffee)
  • 14
    cup light rum or 1/4 cup brandy
  • 22
    lady savoiardi (or more (you find them in Italians food stores)


  • Beat egg yolks and sugar in 2 quart sauce pan, beat in milk until sugar is dissolved.
  • Heat to a boil over low to medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • reduce heat and boil for one minute.
  • Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  • Mix egg milk mixture with cheese and grated chocolate, set aside. (refrigerate)
  • Beat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of cocoa in chilled bowl until stiff, refrigerate.
  • Mix coffee with rum, or brandy and coffee liqueur, (optional)
  • Dip half savoiardi in coffee mixture, ( do not soak)
  • arrange in single layer in ungreased rectangular baking dish (11 X 7 X 1.1/2'')
  • Spread half cheese mixture over savoiardi.
  • Spread half of the whipped cream over the cheese mixture.
  • Repeat with remaining savoiardi, cheese mixture and whipped cream mixture.
  • Sprinkle with cocoa and or grated chocolate.
  • P S You can add vanilla extract when beating eggs and sugar. (optional).