Tiramisu history

The origins of Tiramisu

There are many theories about the origins of tiramisu: five Italian regions

Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto
Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Tuscany

claim to the land of origin of this dessert.

Legends of tiramisu.

Among the legends about the origins of tiramisu, one finds one that traces its invention in the late sixteenth century, in Tuscany, during the visit of the Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de Medici in Florence.

The Duke made ​​his favorite dessert of tiramisu, bringing the recipe to the court of Florence, from where it spread in the Veneto, Treviso and Venice. Treviso is that mascarpone is added to the recipe ..

This is the eighteenth century it began to be known outside of Italy with many authors of books of Italian cuisine, which popularized the addition to the recipe called boudoir biscuits.

Another legend says that during the Renaissance, the Venetians were the tiramisu and eat with their lovers at night, thinking it would give them more energy!

One theory even more prosaic explanation is that the dessert was simply a way to take advantage of leftover cake and coffee became cold so as not to waste it.

Just add a little liquor to make the cake softer and hard cover then all of cream or mascarpone.

Another theory of tiramisu.

Others say that the dessert is a recent invention, made in 1971 in Treviso The Beccherie restaurant, or his rival also trévisen, El Toula.

According to another tradition, this is the basic recipe for a Convalescence composed of egg yolk and alcohol that would have changed over time.

In Emilia-Romagna, there is a lighter version, made with cream, ladyfingers and with no flaps or chocolate chips inside. We call it crema della zuppa della Duchessa or duchess.

There are now several variants … also available in salt! hard to choose!! It is best to try all tiramisu !!!