Tiramisu – Decarbed, done and chocolate dusted!

Tiramisu is Italian for “pick me up”.  And with the amount of healthy fats I think this dessert will pick you up and propel you through a marathon! (Or a marathon of a day)

I would suggest it being served along with a light meal or a late afternoon “Pick me up” if you had a lazy brunch kinda morning.   It is super easy to make and though it involves some baking, it’s all pretty basic.

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6 free range eggs, separated

2 x 250g tubs of mascarpone cheese

1 cup strongly brewed coffee

5 Tbsp xylitol

4 Tbsp rum (optional)

2 – 3 blocks 80% dark chocolate

1 batch low carb cake, cut into fingers

For the cake fingers:

I use the batter (only) of this recipe that I make in a large rectangular brownie pan instead of cupcakes.  I bake it for 20 minutes at 180C and then cut it into 1.5 cm sponge fingers. (The cake fingers shown below are a bit bigger, you need halve the size of what is shown in the example.)  I then turn the oven to a very low temperature and dry my cake fingers for another 15 – 20 minutes with the oven fan on.

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For the cream filling:

Beat the egg yolks and 4 Tbsp xylitol for at least 15 minutes, or until thick and white. Add the mascarpone and beat until just combined but smooth.

Combine the coffee, rum and 1 Tbsp xylitol in a bowl. Quickly dip the slightly oven dried cake fingers into the liquid and set aside on a plate.

Beat half of the egg whites until thick and stiff peaks form, then gently fold into the mascarpone cream mixture.

Layer the soaked biscuits and mascarpone cream in a large glass bowl or individual glass bowls or ramekins.

Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2-3 hours.

Put your chocolate blocks in the freezer. Brake 2 – 3 of the frozen blocks into smaller chunks and grind into a lovely chocolate powder using your coffee grinder or simply grate the chocolate.

Before serving, top with a generous grating of chocolate.

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Yields 12 portioned blocks at about 6 – 7 grams of carbs or 8 ramekins or glass bowl portions @ about 9 grams of carbs each.


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