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Recipe: Tiramisu

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This popular Italian dessert is traditionally made with ladyfingers, but you can also use a homemade pound cake with your own healthy ingredients. This can be made one or two days ahead of time. Just cover with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

15 minutes

45 minutes



Fresh Cheese Making Kit

Cheese Fresh Cheese Making Kit

Fresh Cheese Making Kit


Our most comprehensive choice, the Fresh Cheese Kit contains two starter cultures and supplies to make five different varieties of soft cheese - feta, cottage cheese, cream cheese, fromage blanc, and traditional quark. Kit contains a Mesophilic Cheese Culture, a Fresh Cheese Culture, calcium chloride, vegetable rennet, cheese salt, butter muslin, a thermometer, and an instruction and recipe booklet.

Packaging and Equipment in the kit may appear different than pictured.


  • 3 cups mascarpone
  • ½-⅔ cup mild-flavored honey
  • ¼ cup Marsala wine or 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream (use ¾ cup if not using Marsala)
  • ⅔ cup freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • ½ cup unrefined sugar
  • 1 homemade pound cake
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Make coffee syrup by dissolving unrefined sugar in freshly brewed coffee. Simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the mascarpone cheese, honey, Marsala (if using), and whipping cream with an electric mixer until the mixture is fluffy.
  3. Cut cake into ½-inch slices. In a lightly buttered 2½-quart glass baking dish, place a layer of cake slices, cutting to fit as needed. Brush enough of the cooled coffee syrup over the pieces to moisten, but not saturate the cake.
  4. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the cake slices, and smooth with a spatula.
  5. Repeat layers one more time. Refrigerate any coffee syrup left over, and use to replace part of the liquid in chocolate cake or brownie recipes.
  6. Just before serving, sprinkle top with cocoa powder. For best results, place the cocoa powder in a sieve and shake over the surface. Do not sprinkle on ahead of time or the cocoa will pick up moisture from the cream layer and not look attractive.