Tiramisu Konafa Trifle

You will need: 1/2 pound of konafa, 250 gr mascarpone cheese, 1/2 cup of butter, chocolate and pistachio for garnishing, 2 eggs, espresso or coffee, vanilla, sugar, pistachios, honey, cocoa powder or grated chocolate, corn oil


  • Add 1/2 pound of konafa to the food processor and give it a few pulses to break it into smaller pieces
  • Melt 1/2 cup of butter
  • Take the konafa and transfer it to a bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup of melted butter to the bowl
  • Add 1/2 cup corn oil
  • Mix it by hand to make sure all the konafa is is coated with oil and butter
  • Spread the konafa in one layer on a thin edged baking tray lined with parchment paper
  • Place the tray in a 350F preheated oven until the konafa is golden in color, mixing it every 1/2 hour so it toasts and browns evenly
  • When it is done, transfer the konafa to a fine strainer and place on a paper towel lined bowl to drain excess fat
  • Make coffee or espresso and set it aside

Making the Tiramisu Cream:

  • Separate 2 egg yolks from egg whites
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff
  • Beat 2 egg yolks with 1 tsp vanilla and 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • Add 1 tablespoon of Mascarpone cheese at a time, mixing it on medium after adding each until all the cheese is in
  • Add egg whites
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the custard
  • Now the Tiramisu cream is ready, cover with plastic and put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour

To make syrup:

  • 3 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water, 1 tsp of vanilla.
  • Bring to boil add a squeeze of lemon and lower heat to medium
  • Let simmer for 15 minutes
  • Syrup will thicken as it cools off

Time to assemble :

  • In a trifle bowl add a layer of konafa first
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of syrup or honey
  • Drizzle the coffee or espresso
  • Add a layer of cream
  • Add some pistachios
  • Repeat this (the last layer should be cream)
  • I like to use grated chocolate for the top, but you can use cocoa powder instead
  • Add whatever other toppings you like
  • I used slivered pistachio and toffifee candy
  • Enjoy!