For the savoiardi (prepare in advance)
Separate the eggs, whip the whites with sugar and a little pinch of salt until very firm.
This recipe for the best Italian tiramisù appears as part of the Fine Dining Lovers series, The Secrets of Italian Food, with London-based Italian chef, Danilo Cortellini.
The tiramisu is probably the best-known Italian dessert, using a simple combination of eggs, cream, egg whites, sugar, and of course lady fingers dipped in coffee and/or liquor. Said to have originated in Treviso in the Italian north around 1800, it is said to have been invented as an aphrodisiac to entice paying customers into a 'house of pleasure' in the city.
Discover how to make the best version of this beloved dessert here.