Tiramisù Pots with Speculoos Biscuits

13th May 2012

To celebrate the second anniversary of Lavazza being the “Official Coffee of the Wimbledon Championships”, the coffee brand has launched the Lavazza Coffee Set Match blogger challenge and I’ve been invited to participate! :) So expect many coffee-based recipes to be featured on Mondomulia over the next few weeks.

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe

To kick off this challenge, I’ve prepared one of my specialties – the Tiramisù – with a twist of Speculoos caramelised biscuits!

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe

For an authentic tiramisù, you have to use Savoiardi or sponge biscuits, which are perfect to soak up the coffee without crumbling. But I am a big fan of Speculoos in all its forms and I think they work perfectly in a tiramisù. These spiced biscuits add a crunchy texture and cinnamon flavour to this classic Italian dessert.

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe


  • 5 free range eggs
  • 200g sponge biscuits
  • 100g Speculoos biscuits
  • 5 tbsp white sugar
  • 500g of mascarpone cheese
  • 3 cups of moka coffee
  • a splash of Martini Bianco
  • cocoa powder for dusting

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe


Break the eggs and separate the yellows from the whites. Mix the yolks with the sugar using an electric whisk until you have a creamy mixture. Add the mascarpone and blend together.

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe

In a separate bowl, mix the egg whites with a pinch of salt, until they become foamy and airy. Don’t overwork it or else the mixture will become too liquid. Fold (do not stir) the whites in the cream using a spatula.

Make the coffee using your preferred method. I used Lavazza Tierra coffee and a small Bialetti mocha pot. Prepare 3 cups of coffee, make more as you go along if you want to add more layers. Pour the coffee in a bowl and leave to cool down.

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe

Use a glass cake dish or small pots (I used both!), it needs to have tall sides to allow for multiple layers. One at the time, dip the biscuits in the coffee (just once on each side), gently squeeze the liquid out, being careful not to crumble the biscuit. Cover the cake dish with the biscuits, laid side by side. Splash drops of Martini Bianco over the biscuits, then spread the cream over.

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe

Create a new layer of biscuits dipped in coffee, splash with Martini, spread cream on top. Repeat one more time (I usually make three layers of biscuits + cream).

Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge overnight. Before serving, sift chocolate powder over the cake.

Speculoos Tiramisu Recipe

To be in with a chance to win one the fantastic Lavazza Wimbledon prizes look out for promotional cups on take away Lavazza coffees, or enter online at Lavazza Coffee Set Match. Prizes include six pairs of tickets to Wimbledon, 90 Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola Plus Wimbledon Limited Edition coffee machines and 500 sets of four exclusive espresso cups created especially for the tournament.

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