One of the most famous spoon cakes in the world is Italian Tiramisù (‘pick me up’). Created in Treviso, a city in the Veneto region, in the 70s, it is made with ladyfingers (savoiardi) dipped in espresso coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, mascarpone cheese, and sugar, flavored with cocoa. No cooking, baking, no special preparation, anybody can make it: all you have to do is alternate layers of coffee-soaked savoiardi and the mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar. This is the story behind its creation: Ada Campeol, owner of "Alle Beccherie" restaurant, was nursing her first son. She craved something sweet that would also give her energy. The restaurant young chef, Roberto "Loli" Linguanotto, helped her make a special dessert. It was an immediate success: in less than 50 years Tiramisù has become the star of spoon cakes all over the world. For its popularity, people think it is a classic Italian dessert from way back, like cannoli or cassata, but Tiramisù is a 70s’ child. The city of Treviso is currently asking for its copyright.
Tirami su prepared at Ferrara, 195 Grand Street, Little Italy, New York
|Date||23 December 2008, 16:30:05|
|Source||Flickr: Tirami Su|