It has to be said that tiramisu is one of the most well-known and well-loved Italian desserts. It literally translates to pick me up. There are loads of claims to it's origin within Italy; but regardless of where it came from, it is certainly a scrumptious piece of invention!
Nowadays, there are many versions of tiramisu, from simplified versions to fancy versions. A lot of people also prefer to use coffee liqueurs like Tia Maria and Kahlua to replace the use of rum and espresso. It's now merely a matter of preference. Important thing is, it has to have a good harmony between the coffee infused biscuits and velvety mascarpone cream.
Yeah, I made this treat because we had friends that came over. We had an 'English comedy night' as my H would call. It's all good. Even if tiramisu is not exactly English, it went down quite well.