Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity. Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients. They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine. Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste. This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.
Halve each slice of sponge cake and use twenty of them for the Tiramisu. Dissolve gelatine in three tablespoons of hot water. Whip rich cream with powdered sugar till stiff and set aside.
Whip together egg yolks with sugar and one tablespoon of water over a double boiler till the mixture reaches a ribbon stage. Mix two tablespoons of instant coffee powder in half a cup of water and soak the chocolate sponge fingers in this solution.
Arrange half of them in a layer at the base of a spring bottom tin. Mix two teaspoons of instant coffee powder in one teaspoon of water. Add this along with mascarpone cheese and gelatine to the egg mixture and mix well.
Fold in the whipped cream. Pour half this mixture over the chocolate fingers. Arrange the remaining chocolate fingers over this and then top up with the remaining mixture and level. Place it in the refrigerator till well set. Cut into wedges and serve chilled.
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