Tiramisu

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2007, America's Test Kitchen TV

This new Italian classic has become a sad, soggy, tired excuse for a dessert. Could we inject new life into a dish whose name translates as "pick me up"?

SERVES10 to 12

TIME45 minutes, plus 6 hours chilling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For the perfect tiramisu recipe, we determined just the right proportions of the ingredients and perfected our dipping technique, so that the ladyfingers would be properly moistened but not saturated with a mixture of coffee and dark rum.

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