Nigella Lawson's Fun Twist On Tiramisu

Nigella Lawson is pretty much the expert when it comes to being a domestic goddess, having written the bible on how to achieve this coveted status. The British chef and cookbook author has built her culinary empire on teaching us easy ways to make comfort eats luxurious and worthy of both intimate dinners with family or more elaborate entertaining with good friends.

Per The Guardian, the Oxford-educated celebrity cook once had her eye on a very successful career in journalism, much like everyone's favorite Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. But despite Lawson's best-laid plans, cooking took over and we are so glad that it did. Lawson has been serving up some of the best tips and tricks we could hope for to make cooking a little more accessible and less stressful.

Her latest tip, she shared via Twitter, has to do with how to make a fan-favorite Italian dessert: tiramisu. If you are not familiar with this decadent treat, you are missing out. According to The New York Times, it features layers of ladyfingers that have been soaked in espresso and topped with the sweetest and creamiest of whipped cream mixed with mascarpone and dusted with chocolate shavings. But Lawson's version is even better for one reason in particular.

Lawson's tiramisu is unique part in thanks to its size

Traditional tiramisu can be complicated and labor-intensive, but leave it to the "Nigella Bites" author to figure out a way to create a recipe that is all about ease and deliciousness. On Twitter, Lawson wrote, "#RecipeOfTheDay is Tiramisini, which is to say, individual martini glasses of tiramisù that don't need to sit overnight to set." According to Lawson's website, some say that tiramisu came into existence to provide "working girls a pick-me-up" but regardless of this folklore, we know that this creamy dessert is definitely delicious.

But it is the ease and size of Lawson's recipe for this dessert that has us talking. On the webpage of her recipe, Lawson further shares that the draw of her tiramisu is that you can make her recipe on a smaller scale in individual glasses. They feature "Savoiardi sponge fingers, topped with the familiar, whipped Marsala-spiked mascarpone in small-portioned martini glasses," and as Lawson said in her tweet, they have no need to soak overnight. The fact that you can create this delicate dessert without sacrificing the taste or wasting ingredients makes it an absolute win in our book. Bon appétit!