Gulf News' Your Ramadan Table' food show: Dallah Tiramisu

Gulf News' Your Ramadan Table' food show: Dallah Tiramisu

Infused with Arabic coffee and cardamom, this is no regular tiramisu!

Video Credit: Anas Thacharpadikkal/ Gulf News

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Setting time: 3 hours

Serves: 2 to 3


100 gms lady finger cookies

200 ml mascarpone cheese

1 cup heavy cream

100 ml Arabic coffee (store-bought)

3 egg yolks

A pinch of salt

200 gms refined sugar

2 tsp cocoa powder

2 cardamom pods

1/2 tsp vanilla essence


In a mixing bowl, combine egg yolks, unrefined sugar, and heavy cream using a mixer. Double boil the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring it well. Add mascarpone cheese and fold it in. Set it aside.

In a different bowl, whip the heavy cream and add 2 tablespoons of sugar, vanilla essence, and a pinch of salt. Continue whipping until you get stiff peaks. Keep it aside.

Next, boil some Arabic coffee with crushed cardamom and simmer it for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain it and keep it aside.

Take a container and arrange the ladyfinger cookies in it. Pour the cardamom-infused coffee over the ladyfingers, just enough to absorb the coffee. Do not pour too much, or the cookies may break. Alternatively, quickly dip the cookies in coffee syrup and arrange them in the container.

Top the ladyfinger cookies with the mascarpone cheese mixture. Layer it again with the ladyfinger cookies and repeat until all the ingredients are used up.

Spread the whipped cream on top of the layers. Tap the container gently to remove any air bubbles. Cover it with a thin plastic cover and refrigerate it for 3 to 4 hours.

When serving, scoop out the tiramisu into a serving bowl and dust cocoa powder on top. Enjoy!

I named the recipe' Dallah Tiramisu' because dallah is the traditional Arabic coffee pot used to brew coffee in UAE, hence the name. Creating a perfect tiramisu is a true work of art that requires patience, precision, and a passion for using only the finest ingredients. The result is a dessert that's worth every bit of effort. So why settle for a classic recipe when you can add a unique twist to it? Enjoy this unique taste of tiramisu with Arabic coffee and cardamom. Make sure you try this at home.

- Chef John Buenaventura, Executive Chef and Host of Your Ramadan Table by Gulf News

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