Classic Tiramisu(easy, 40 minutes plus 4 hours cooling, makes 4 servings)
1 1/4 cups cold espresso or very strong coffee
1/6 cup Cognac
4 egg yolks
6 tablespoons white sugar
2 egg whites
18 oz Mascarpone cheese
7 oz Ladyfingers
Beat egg yolks and sugar until foamy and fold in the Mascarpone cheese by the spoonful. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold in as well.
Mix cold espresso and cognac. Dip half of the ladyfingers into the mixture and immediately place them next to each other in a rectangular form. Spread half of the Mascarpone cream on top and repeat with a second layer of dipped ladyfingers and Mascarpone cream.Cover with cling film and allow to cool for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Before serving sprinkle a thick layer of cocoa powder on top. Enjoy with fresh fruit and a nice cup of coffee.