Speculoos Tiramisù + Nutella Tiramisù

February 14, 2012

Speculoos Tiramisù

(The one in the photo above is Speculoos Tiramisù)

Today I made three types of Tiramisù: Plain, redolent with strong coffee. Speculoos. And Nutella.

Up until a few months ago, I didn’t think Tiramisù could have flavours. I tried the Speculoos one in Brussels, and I was sold. If you think about it, Lotus Speculoos spread and Nutella added to anything make the recipe worth saving. I used the same recipe that I always do to make Tiramisù. For the Speculoos and Nutella versions, the recipe remains exactly the same until the point the creamy mascarpone mixture and egg whites and folded in together.

Once you have the creamy mascarpone ready, divide it into three bowls. In the first bowl, whisk in 2 heaped spoonfuls of Nutella until perfectly incorporated, in the second bowl whisk in 2 heaped spoonfuls of Speculoos spread and make no additions to the third bowl (this one’s the plain one). Next, it’s time to fold in the egg whites. Approximate a third of the egg whites per bowl of creamy mascarpone.  Begin by adding a few spoonfuls to lighten the texture, and then go on to fold in the remaining egg whites.

Finally, assemble the Tiramisù, just like you would when making the regular Italian version, with coffee soaked ladyfinger biscuits (or make your own!). Even better: layer the three versions of the creamy mascarpone between soaked biscuits in a single dish. Absolute wickedness.

My Tiramisù is still setting in the fridge to be eaten up after dinner, but I couldn’t help stealing a bite from the edge. I hope my husband doesn’t notice.

Have a wonderful V Day!


  • Reply Helene February 15, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    Looks delish! Happy Valentine Day!

  • Reply Culinarystorm February 15, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    Nutella tiramisu!?! Wow!
    I get fat just reading your blog post titles.

  • Reply S February 15, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    Hi Shaheen, I’m hoping you can help me with a strawberry related question. I remember you writing in one of your earlier posts, when you were still living in India, about freezing your strawberries when in season, to last the rest of the year. Since it’s the end of the season here, I’d like to try doing the same. I’m told one way is to halve them, sprinkle a lot of sugar, leave for a bit, and once it turns a little syrupy, to freeze in ziplock bags. Do you know of a way which doesn’t use sugar? Can I freeze them as is?
    And thanks for the nutella tiramisu recipe, must try that next! :)

    • Reply S February 15, 2012 at 7:10 AM

      Also, is the strawberry coulis recipe on your blog freezer friendly? I’m looking for something that I can freeze and use to serve with chocolate cake later…

      • Reply The Purple Foodie February 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM

        I froze strawberries after hulling them in boxes/ziploc bags – no additional sugar or anything. If you’re fussy about them sticking together, freeze them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. They will freeze individually without sticking and then you can toss them in a bag together. And yes, you can freeze the coulis too!

        • Reply S February 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM

          Thanks a ton for the quick reply! Will make the coulis tomorrow :)

  • Reply Tejasvi February 15, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    Wow dint know you could have flavours in tiramisu this is goodness I’m gng to try this very soon :)

  • Reply ileana February 15, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Ah, I love tiramisu. Love! I’d never thought of Nutella tiramisu. You’re brill. Thank you!

  • Reply Ek February 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Wow, I can almost taste that photo…. It looks divine! Thank you for this recipe, I look forward to trying it!

  • Reply Kinnari February 16, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    heyy first let me tell you i love your blog and i have tried your recipes at home and they are a hit with my family and friends.
    i really wanted to know where i could get hold of lotus speculoos.. in mumbai or even london or england… please can you help me out?

  • Reply Honeyed Pandemonium February 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Yum yum yum. Sounds deliciously crazy!! Must try.
    One small question, is Speculoos available in Mumbai? I so want to taste it after reading all that you say about it!

    Love and Luck,

  • Reply noelle February 16, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Only taking one bite — if that’s not love, I don’t know what is ;)

  • Reply Richa@HobbyandMore February 17, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I think i will like me some speculoos tiramisu!

  • Reply Gauri Gupta February 21, 2012 at 5:18 AM

    Hello!!! I absolutely love your blog and am an avid reader/follower.. I was wondering if you could do a post for a Chocolate Truffle Cake… I am dying to try one out and with your help it just might happen!!!

  • Reply peter February 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    I like your blog. thank you very much

  • Reply Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen February 23, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    3 types of tiramisu! big win! :) Its my first visit, and i find your food pictures and website style reeally really nice!

  • Reply chhavi February 24, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    i didnt know i had the same question about strawberry before ‘S’ asked you…Thanks..i am gonna freeze some too!!your tiramisu looks amazing!!!have to try for sure!!!

  • Reply Sandeep March 14, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Your blog is very good. Thanks and keep blogging

  • Reply Jube June 4, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    Ah, I love tiramisu. Love! I’d never thought of Nutella tiramisu. You’re brill. Thank you!

  • Reply Belle September 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Hey girl, its me! Belle! OMG i love specul0os and i will try and make this instead of eating the whole lot with bread. LOL! thanks babe!

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