Nutella Tiramisu - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Sometimes I have moments that I have to wake up and remind myself that, although it does to some extent, the rest of civilized society does not completely revolve around food like it does in my head. Oh, the pain of facing reality.

When I first started blogging my idea of exotic food was probably limited to the familiar things on a take-out menu. Let’s just say that it was much different than it is now. Ever since I started wanting to cook though, I’ve had the urge to make as many foods from as many cultures as possible so I’m constantly surrounding myself with ideas.

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You see, life’s all about perspective and from my point of view it seems like everyone is already familiar with famous desserts and dishes from around the world because I am constantly seeing them and reading about them while searching for inspiration. It isn’t until I try making one of them for the first time that I realize there are certain things that are not as common to those of us from small-town USA. Okay, I’m not talking about these kinds of dishes. Not having a clue what Tabouleh is or how to pronounce it is one thing, that I understand, but come on, tiramisu isn’t all that uncommon, right?

Well it is in this house and I’ll admit that I’ve never made or even tasted a traditional Italian Tiramisu, but I’ve wanted to since before I started blogging. I’m happy to say that I can now check it off the list of culinary mysteries yet to try. I also made it from scratch and really it’s really pretty simple in case, like me, you’ve never made it.

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Something else that I have been reminded of lately is the raw egg thing. I have a friend that is extremely freaked out about the idea of eating a raw egg and it made me remember how that was a common scare where I grew up, and personally, I think it’s a bit of a sheltered view of things. Hello, have you heard of mayo? I am certainly no expert and I do know that there are potential dangers in eating raw eggs if not carefully handled, but I’ve somehow survived doing it my entire life and so has most of the world throughout history.

Speaking of the world, that has been something I’ve discovered in learning about traditional cooking. So many recipes call for raw eggs too. Tiramisu is just one of the many examples and Italians have been serving this up since forever. I think I am just trying to make myself feel better because I have guilt issues if I feel like I am serving someone something that’s dangerous. Rationalizing it is how I deal.

I know there are many recipes for eggless, or cooked egg tiramisu out there but I like trying things in the traditional way and that includes raw eggs sometimes. If you also have concerns about eggs I get that. I’d always recommend buying your eggs fresh and locally from a trusted source (brown eggs are so much prettier), storing them safely, and washing before you use.

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This is a really awesome and pretty easy dessert that I hope you still want to try after all of my babble. I added Nutella because that’s me, I tend to want to add everything,so just be thankful I left it there. I made it in glasses because I don’t have pretty dish at this moment but you can do it either way. You just need to make it!

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Nutella Tiramisu

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Yield: 6 - 8 servings plus extra lady fingers



12 - 18 ladyfingers, packaged or recipe follows
2 1/2 cups mascarpone cheese *see note
6 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup nutella
1 1/2 cups strong black coffee
3 tablespoons Kahlúa
cocoa powder for dusting tops

Lady Finger Cookies:

4 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup flour
powdered sugar for dusting
butter or oil for pans


Lady Fingers:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) then line 2 baking trays with parchment and grease with butter or oil. Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment and beat until soft peaks form, Slowly add in 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Scrape whites into a separate medium bowl and add yolks and 2/3 cup sugar to mixer bowl. Beat until light in color and frothy. Add extracts, salt, and baking powder and mix well.
Fold in egg white mixture with a rubber spatula until mostly mixed, then sift in flour and continue folds until evenly combined.
Fit a piping bag with a 1/2 inch round tip and fill with mixture. Pipe into 4 1/2 inch lady fingers, about 1/2 inch apart on trays. Dust with powdered sugar and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside. Remove and cool.


Combine yolks and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer (no need to wash after lady fingers) and beat until light in color. Add mascarpone, salt, and vanilla and beat until smooth. You should have about 3 cups, so take 1 1/2 cups out and add nutella to the remaining mix and beat until creamy smooth.
You can make this in a trifle dish, 13x9 pan, or individual glasses. Mix coffee and Kahlúa in a small bowl and dip lady fingers as you add them. Layer coffee dipped lady fingers, then white cream, then nutella cream, then a dusting of cocoa and repeat layers until dish or glasses are full.


If you can't find macarpone you can replace it with: 1 1/3 cups softened cream cheese, 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, and 1/4 cup sour cream, beaten together until smooth

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For more great food ideas, please do not forget to look at my other recent food posts

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  5. Coconut Almond Ranch Fried Chicken Nuggets
  6. Chocolate Spelt Greek Yogurt Waffles + Maple Nut Butter Syrup
  7. Moroccan Ribboned Carrot Raddicchio Salad
  8. Heirloom Tomato Marinara Meatballs & Spaghetti Squash
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  10. Miso Mahi-Mahi Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles

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Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts to order when I go out, or used to go out, anyway. 😉 I'm sure the Nutella was a lovely addition! And yay for raw eggs! I just did a probiotic mayo post!

Our Icelandics have been laying so well, I might have a dozen eggs for you next time I see you guys!

so sorry, what a loser I am for missing this one. I need to check out the mayo post. Oh my, real eggs, that sounds amazing!!

You can make tiramisu with Nutella??!! drops his laptop on the floor, grabs the wallet and runs out the door to buy Nutella. comes back quickly, puts his pants on, then runs out the door again – to buy Nutella!

yeah, pants are probably a good thing. Thanks so much for commenting @oleg326756

Tiramisu is an all time favorite for many people and has, like many other favorites, spawned a enormous amount of offsprings in the culinary world. I remember many years ago when I visited Rome as we were sitting on the Spanish Steps, singing songs with a guitar playing Jesuit monk, we were all treated to a piece of tiramisu and it was amazing.
Being a big nutella fan I can only get behind the idea to fuse nutella into everything and I'm sure this also works really well.. 'coz, you know, it's nutella!
Gotta say though, there are a lot of pictures of the same motive, and while it's mouthwatering and tasty looking, it would have been nice with some pics on how you made it (for us curious people).. :)

amazing commenting, thanks so much @wanderingdanish. Sorry, I rarely do progress photos. But, I am working on videos so stay tuned

It's great, that you prepared this dessert for the first time and got such an excellent result! I agree about the raw eggs, I read, that the main thing is to keep the eggs correctly and wash before eating, but there will always be people, who do not agree with us and that is their right. In any case, it makes sense to prepare one according to the original recipe, and then find a recipe without raw eggs.

so sorry I missed this one @naditinkoff.

Making my mouth water... this would go so well with my coffee right now. Mmm. Tiramisu is one of hubby's ultimate favorites - I've made it for his birthday a few times, and last year I combined it with his other favorite, and made a tiramisu cheesecake. I've never done my own ladyfingers though! I think I might need to make a new-and-improved version this year!

I do hope you give it a try and that it is a huge success! Thanks so much for the great commenting @offbeatbroad

Oh i just loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

sorry it took me 5 days to reply, thanks so much for the comment

Great idea. I love nutella. Like most sugary stuff though it makes me ill. Great as an occasional treat though.

so sorry to hear it makes you ill

Wow!! Nice decoration. So alluring. I liked it. Thanks for the precious recipe.

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nice presentation , attractive .and i despirately want to taste that

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Wow yummy. Looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe @gringalicous

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an interesting recipe and useful, probably and tasty

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This is torture!! I've decided t give up chocolate and cake for 10 days as the addiction was getting out of hand.

Seeing your Nutella Tiramisu is making me break out in a sweat. Love your post

sorry about the sweat, but thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem

Cmon,you're killing me...making me all hungry at this hr (150am)

You should consider doing a YT channel,with your photo & cooking should flourish.

I'm definitely planning to get into video soon. Thanks @technicalwealth

With your good eye...and cooking..

It should definitely be a hit. Let me know when you post it.


If this isn't the reason to live then i don't know what is? Looks like heaven with every bite

Oh, that's very kind of you @chekohler!

What a wonderful and beautifully designed dessert!! I love tiramisu. Your desserts always beckon me to eat them)

oh god nutella and tiramisu, two things I really love compined. this must taste delicious

so sorry for the 6 day delay in responding, thanks so much for commenting

That looks super delicious!! Thanks for the recipe.. will be trying it soon..

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Thank you! Yet to get a hang of things here 🙈

Its excellent. Thank you for your recipies and excellent presentations. Great photos too.

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Your have a great moment... I like it like your moment...
Thanks for your recipe...
Success is always for you...

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You'r welcome sis..
Not why sister @gringalicious. thanks for also reply to his comments...

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WoW!! love this one. So nice

thanks so much

Your recipes are always on point

thanks for commenting

I always love your special method of preparing food, I think you doing the video for we your followers would be better.


I'm working on video, stay tuned, maybe by the end of this week, we'll see

8.jpg when i see the tiramisu :)

I have heard that the main base of the tiramisu is that it has the authentic mascarpone cheese, but good those that we can not get it we have to make do with a substitute ... snif snif (crying)

living in Chile for 4 years taught me to improvise, a lot.

i think that drink is so delicious

not a drink, but thanks

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This really looks super fantastic wow and nutella on top of that is nice :D

I am thrilled you liked it @blazing, thanks so much for your daily support

When you like something, the world revolves around you, it's true.The indications for using raw eggs are correct, so zero blame.

indications are correct, that's great to know, thanks @maygualidacr56

Firstly, I revolve around food! :-D Also, I know what you mean about eggs. I would be worried about using raw eggs in Malaysia perhaps.. hmm. Amazing recipe as always though, lady! Love that it's in a glass too!

I will follow you to see your future posts! +UP

thanks so much for commenting

This food really awesome . I like your post . i'm waiting your next post . see my new post hope you like .

Did I tell you that when I look on your pictures I want to fk my diet? xd

not sure you should do that to your diet, makes me think of a movie.

Thanks so much for commenting @matt.why.not

I need to be strong hahaah :D I'll wait till something sugar-free comes up! :D

Hi dear! This Italian tiramisu looks so yummy! Always am thinking to try it! Because my little daughter likes so much the chocolate.

I hope this gives you some ideas of how you could create your own @creativewoman, thanks so much for commenting

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@gringalicious dont mind the raw egg 😊😊cause your yummy and sweet food.. that you made it is so fantastic and dilicious
Owwww you make it perfect!! 😊😊
Iam craving now😊😊

And by the way i think raw egg is healthy in an other ways
Cause my parents use it for medicine😊😊

Nutella and Tiramisu... that's just 25% of my food pyramid right there! <3

25% of the pyramid, that's funny

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it looks really great now i need to find something cool like this :)

I’ve never seen Tiramisu in a glass, but it looks very beautiful and so good taste!
I like Tiramisu very much. So your photos make me happy!

I am thrilled you liked it, thanks so much for commenting

Emmm nyummiii n delicious..
I should try to make it
Thanks for the resipe @gringalicious

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Wow that looks so good, im a tiramisu lover got this one bookmarked for a rainy weekend sin. Thanks 😁

I hope it rains this weekend then - LOL

I'd love some of your yummy desert

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Your so welcome

Never tried this, but swear looks good. Do have the scare of consuming raw eggs tho, nevertheless it’s worth the shot...not just pretty for a goodnight but noticed it’s got lots of nutrients to offer... 🍧

Never tried this, but swear looks good. Do have the scare of consuming raw eggs tho, nevertheless it’s worth the shot...not just pretty for a photograph but noticed it’s got lots of nutrients to offer... 🍧

thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem

Woooooo this looks fricken well tasty!!! But raw eggs!!!! Not to sure about that one., But hey, it's certainly inspired me to give it a go!


I do hope you give it a go, let me know if you do

Thanks for the ladyfinger recipe! They look delicious. We only have 'boudoir' biscuits in South Africa, it just doesn't quite do the trick. Look forward to trying these out!

I am really happy that the lady finger recipe caught your eye, thanks so much for commenting

Ugh, they all catch my eye! Your posts are brilliant. Foodcrush of the month for sure.

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Waao it's looking dammm tasty and it's really great to know that your are not stop here and still improving yourself and trying new cuisines from different cultures,

All the best dear. 😇

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This looks so yummy, I'll definitely try it!!! And btw I'm totally with you re life revolving around food 😎😎

awesome commenting, thanks so much @bonniepiesse

Sounds yummy. I’ve never seen a recipe for it with Nutella.

you have combined two of my favourites in this post! thanks for sharing your recipe :)

thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

Oh!!! Wow!!! Looks yummy! I would like to try that recipe this coming Saturday!!! Hehehe...

Thanks, @gringalicious! Great job! Yum! Yum!!

Thank you so very much @kennyroy!

Food photography _ ,great pics

thanks so much for commenting

Looks fantastic as always!
Raw egg used to freak me out too, but it's really tasty when used as a kind of dipping sauce for sukiyaki. Some people in Japan even eat a raw eat over rice as a quick, protein and energy rich breakfast!

Very interesting. Thanks for your support @mweich!

wow!!! another mouth-watering food for my eyes , this one reallyblooks sooo good for the tummy , i can just sit on the table tha while day and eat that 🤤😍❤️❤️❤️

Delicious! I liked the post!

thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem

i love all these layers, as a food blogger i know how hard it is to get these properly!!! wow :) amazing work!!

yes, of all people, you would definitely be an expert! thanks bunches for stopping by, I know you're like crazy busy.

I'm still looking for a Russian / English speaker to teach Russian if you know of anyone?

Ooh, I LOVE tiramisu. I mostly just buy it at restaurants, but I also have a vegan recipe for it, which I've made. And, there is a wonderful recipe for tiramisu cupcakes in a "vegan cupcake" cookbook I have....I made them for Easter once, and my brother thought for sure they were store-bought. I took that as a high compliment, indeed. I put a lot of effort into those, even starting them the night before, and finishing them up the next day right before the meal.

you should totally make a future post about it, Easter is coming up soon. Great commenting @stephmckenzie, thanks so much

That looks sooooo good! I have that exact glass mug as well! Well, not that EXACT one obviously, but the same style at least! Taken a bit of time of Steemit recently and have definitely missed these kinds of posts, although my world kind of does revolve around food! More the eating than the making I'll admit, but in my absence I did have a go at making proper donuts ( and bought not only a crepe maker but a sous vide machine as well! I feel like inspector gadget in chef form and it's friggin awesome! Looking forward to stealing many more of your fantastic ideas!!

I'd like to hear more about that sous vide machine. I don't have one yet and I am intrigued.

It's so good! Makes me actually want to cook meats like Pork and Beef joints which I just cannot be bothered with risking normally on the chance that it will end up dry. Definitely a good purchase! I'm giving sous vide pears a go this evening, looking forward to seeing how they come out!

congratulations excellent presentation of food.In my country venezuela, we have an exquisite traditional cake also known as marquise, its ingredients are sweet vanilla cookies, condensed milk, chocolate powder, bitter chocolate.

thanks so much for commenting and welcome to Steem @coturima

Me encanta cocinar, soy autodidacta. Y ver esta receta se hace fácil. Gracias por compartir. Es increíble. y aunque en mi país son costosos los ingredientes o no se consiguen lo haré. Trasmites mucho con tus fotos

muchas gracias

Absolutely stunning! #FOODART at its finest! @gringalicious

I want some now!!! lol

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OMG this is everything. Looks delicious

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Great photos!!! so delicious ...

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Very good quality post .. time to have a break from my diet :)

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wow thats so good information i make last night very tasty thanks


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sorry it took me 6 days to reply, thanks for commenting

My eyes are now hungry like a wolf! :))
This is food porn, please dont do this anymore ( kidding ) :P

I intend to do it everyday, LOL

Okay. So because of that, I will start following You now ;)


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thanks so much for commenting, sorry for the 6 day delay in responding

Hello, your dessert is a delight, I would like to do it but in Venezuela the nutela has an excessive cost but I will do with arequipe to see, regards @gringalicious

wow, I almost missed this one, thanks so much for commenting

Thanks for making me drool with all these blissful layers @gringalicious

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