Oh my goodness! Here’s another dessert that I’m dying to tell you about!

I am NOT a huge fan of Tiramisu because I get a little bothered by that tinge of “bitter” in it. However, lucky me I found a recipe online that takes out that “bitter” and I was so pumped to try it. Then I remember this Tiramisu from Cibo where the pastry resembles Otap (or maybe it really was Otap!). Otap by the way is an oval-shaped puff pastry using a combination of flour, shortening, coconut, and sugar.

And so, I made Tiramisu when I visited my parents this weekend and used Otap instead of the usual lady fingers πŸ™‚

NOTE: Please click on the photo so that you’ll get a bigger picture of the Tiramisu slice and let it speak for itself at how luscious it is!

This is a no-bake dessert and you can do it without any special skill required. In fact, you can do it right now! πŸ˜›


  • 5 tsp. instant espresso or coffee
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
  • 8 oz. mascarpone (can substitute with Ricotta), pureed until smooth
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream
  • 12 pcs. Otap
  • 3T dark rum (optional)
  • dark chocolate shavings

Dissolve espresso or coffee in 3/4 cup hot water, then chill the coffee mixture.

Next, beat the yolks and sugarΒ  for about 2 minutes. Beat in mascarpone and rum (I didn’t add rum or any coffee liqueur here). In a separate bowl, beat the cream until it holds stiff peaks. Fold it in the cheese mixture.

Get your otap (fine, or lady fingers) and dip it in the cooled espresso before laying it in your baking dish. Let your otap absorb all the liquid. When the otaps have been lined in your dish, pour in the mascarpone and cream mixture on top. Top it off with a sprinkle of dark chocolate shavings or unsweetened cocoa powder before proceeding to the next layer (otap-mascarpone mix-chocolate).

Chill before serving.

Thank goodness desserts this good are easy to make. If you’re not into cooking yet, how come? You are definitely missing out on a lot of good stuff, like this one for instance πŸ™‚

So kiddos, who wants some? Raise your hand and say “nom nom!” πŸ™‚


13 thoughts on “Tiramisu

  1. Susi says:

    Jan, Tiramisu is my all-time favorite dessert! I love your version but have to admit that I’m also not aware of Otap. I will have to google it :o) It sounds delicious!

  2. Baking Barrister says:

    Nom Nom Nom. I LOVE me some tiramisu. Great way to get rid of the bitterness (usually cause by crappy espresso)! You know what you would probably like? Berrymisu. It’s got all the creaminess but with berries and no bitterness.

  3. gingerbreadcake says:

    OH MY GOODNESS that looks so delicious. I LOVE tiramisu and your recipe looks fantastic. I can’t wait to try it. YUM! πŸ™‚

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