Serve this lush dessert on a romantic dinner for two. Photo / Babiche Martens

Hazelnut Tiramisu

This recipe makes a generous two servings, which is essential as it is so delicious

Make the day before for even better results, allowing the flavour to develop into creamy goodness.

Serves 2

2 eggs, separated
2 Tbsp brown sugar
250g mascarpone
½ cup ground hazelnuts plus 1 Tbsp, to garnish
8 sponge fingers
½ cup strong coffee
2-3 Tbsp Kahlua (or more)
¼ cup grated chocolate

1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy. Fold through the mascarpone and hazelnuts. Whisk the egg whites and fold through the mixture.

2. Dip half the sponge fingers into the coffee and place in your serving glasses or dish. Add a layer of mascarpone, then repeat. Pour over the Kahlua. Top with mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle over the extra hazelnuts. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

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