Tiramisu With Homemade Savoiardi Biscuits (GF)

Tiramisu, dessert
Makes: 6-8 individual pots

This indulgent dessert is both light and creamy and makes a perfect treat for the weekend. It can be made in one large serving bowl to share with family and friends or equally works well served in individual pots.


4 large eggs, separated
85g / 3oz caster sugar
425g / 15oz mascarpone
90ml / 3fl oz espresso 
2 tablespoons sweet marsala
2 tablespoons Tia Maria or Kahlua (optional)
2 heaped tablespoons Food Thoughts 100% Cocoa
20 gluten-free savoiardi biscuits / ladyfingers, (recipe here)


1. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then place on one side.

2. Wash the beaters then, in a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar until pale and velvety. Add the mascarpone a tablespoon at a time and whisk until smooth. Using a tablespoon, gently but thoroughly fold in the egg whites until the mixture is evenly combined.

3. Meanwhile, place the espresso, sweet marsala and the optional coffee liqueur in a small bowl. Brush each biscuit with the liquid until it is a pale coffee colour, then arrange accordingly over the base of your chosen individual pots or shallow glass bowl.

4. Spoon a generous amount of the mascarpone mixture over the top, followed by a good sprinkle of cocoa powder. I used Food Thoughts 100% Cocoa as it is naturally unsweetened and gluten-free.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach the top and finally finish off with a sprinkling of the cocoa powder. Chill in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.

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    Verily Victoria Vocalises September 18, 2015 (8:25 pm)

    This looks gorgeous. Tiramisu is definitely one of my favourites #freefromfridays

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      Kate Hardie September 19, 2015 (6:52 am)

      Thank you Victoria! It was one of those desserts I am always tempted to buy and find is not gluten-free 🙂

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    Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy September 19, 2015 (5:56 am)

    This sounds amazing and so indulgent! I’ve popped over from #FreeFromFridays but I’d love you to add this recipe to my #SundaySweets linky tomorrow too x

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      Kate Hardie September 19, 2015 (7:08 am)

      Hi Toni, I will add it on to #SundaySweets tomorrow 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comments. x

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    Emma September 19, 2015 (8:20 pm)

    This looks beautiful #freefromfridays

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      Kate Hardie September 20, 2015 (8:33 am)

      Thank you Emma. x #freefromfridays

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    Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy September 28, 2015 (5:08 pm)

    Thanks so much for linking this up to #SundaySweets, sorry for the late comment it’s been a long week! Hope you can join in again this week x

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      Kate Hardie September 28, 2015 (7:02 pm)

      Thanks for having me Toni! I will link up to #SundaySweets when I can…super busy but not complaining 🙂 x

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    Catherine October 6, 2015 (9:23 am)

    Thanks for recommending Food Thoughts Baking Cocoa (http://www.foodthoughts.co.uk/)