In Italian tiramisu means “pick (or carry) me up,” the suggestion being that you’ll be transported straight to heaven on the lightness and delicacy (if not the caffeine wallop) of this classic dessert. This recipe is adapted from Cooking Channel’s Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar.
What to buy: Crispy packaged ladyfingers are a must for this recipe. Do not use the soft, freshly baked variety or you’ll end up with a soggy mess!
Note: While it’s perfectly safe for healthy adults to consume raw eggs, the elderly, pregnant women, or anyone with a delicate immune system should avoid them.