When we speak about Italian cuisine, pasta and pizza immediately spring to mind. But today it’s desserts that are stealing the limelight. A prized sweet finale to all food that’s importance is all too well-known at A1 Aretusa. We asked them to choose one speciality, and the vote from the team in the kitchen was unanimous: Tiramisu.

For the original Italian recipe you need:

  • 400g of sponge fingers (explanation below)
  • 500g of mascarpone cheese (we recommend buying the one from Lidl)
  • 120g + 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 6 medium size eggs
  • 2 glasses of strong coffee
  • Cocoa powder


The first thing you need to do is separate the egg yolks, add 60g of sugar and mix them well, after you start to add the mascarpone.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they stiff peaks form and slowly add the other 60g of sugar. When they are well mixed, you can add them to the yolks.

Next, we start with the tiramisu. Add two tablespoons of sugar to the coffee and start wetting the sponge fingers until they cover the base of the rectangular container. Add a generous layer of cream and sprinkle the cocoa powder.

Repeat the process until you have several layers the same size and leave in the fridge for at least 60 minutes, although leaving it longer improves the taste.