It is one of those rare instances when a combination of flavors is created, blending all the components perfectly together, and taking the taste of the whole preparation to a higher level. We could say that Tiramisu’ is like Black Powder: the parts are innocuous taken separately, but become an explosion of taste when blended together.
Tirami su’ is a dialectal expression from the Veneto region meaning “pick me up,” in the sense of re-energize, regain strength, or wake-up. The meaning becomes apparent when you analyze what goes into this dessert. The main ingredients of Tiramisu are Mascarpone cheese, Zabaglione cream, Espresso coffee, Savoiardi cookies (also known as Ladyfingers), and a topping of chocolate.
There is no doubt that Tiramisu is the most popular Italian dessert. Today, it is considered a classic, has innumerable variations, and appears on every restaurant menu.