In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale.
Add milk and beat until combined.
Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
In another bowl, beat the mascarpone cheese until smooth.
Fold the cooled egg mixture into the mascarpone cheese, then fold in the whipped cream.
Dip each ladyfinger in the cooled coffee, making sure they are well coated but not soggy.
Arrange half of the ladyfingers in a single layer in the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish.
Spread half of the mascarpone mixture on top of the ladyfingers.
Repeat with another layer of ladyfingers and mascarpone mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, dust the top with cocoa powder.
Tips for Making the Perfect Tiramisu
⭐ Make sure the egg mixture is cooled completely before folding in the mascarpone and whipped cream.
⭐ Dip the ladyfingers quickly in the coffee to avoid them getting too soggy.
⭐ Use a metal bowl to beat the heavy cream for best results.
⭐ Chill the tiramisu for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavours to develop.
Why Choose Tiramisu?
Tiramisu is a crowd-pleaser that's perfect for any occasion. The creamy, coffee-flavoured layers are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Plus, it's a great make-ahead dessert that can be prepared the day before and refrigerated until ready to serve.