Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian desserts. It comes from the Venetian area of Italy and means translated "pull me up" ... and as the name implies, it really pulls you up and helps you to stay awake after all the food, because food makes you one or the other others are a bit tired.
The invention of Tiramisu goes back to the 19th century. In honor of the Russian tsars, the French cook Marie-Antoine Carême invented the Charlotte russe with biscuits. As a result, chefs from Modena and the Veneto have prepared a Charlotte with mascarpone cream. Instead of nut liqueur, it was soaked with brandy, Marsala or rum and biscuits with coffee. The mascarpone used originally comes from Lodi, a city that is located southeast of Milan. When chocolate was introduced to Italy by Maria Giovanna Battista of Savoy, Crema di Mascarpone was also sprinkled with cocoa. In 1970, the name "Tiramisu" was first used in the restaurant "Le Beccherie" in Treviso and spread from there very quickly around the world.
Nowadays there are many variations of Tiramisu. There are creations with orange juice, raspberries, applesauce and yoghurt. Thus, there is something for everyone and you can test different variants. Highly recommended is the strawberry tiramisu (recipe).