low-fat Tiramisu


This is a traditional dessert from the Veneto region in Italy. Tira mi su literally means “pick me up” in Venetian dialect. This is a low-fat version but it still tastes just as delicious!  


Serves 8

  • 1 500g packet savioradi (sponge) biscuits
  • 1 litre strong, sweetened coffee (water and strong instant coffee is OK)
  • large dash of favourite liqueur (Frangelico, Brandy, Kahlua)
  • 400g low fat smooth ricotta or ‘continental-style’ low fat cottage cheese
  • 400g ‘Creamy Classic’ Ski low fat yoghurt or any low fat vanilla yoghurt
  • cocoa and icing sugar to decorate



  1. Make coffee and set aside to cool.
  2. Mix ricotta, yoghurt and liqueur.
  3. Begin layering with ricotta mixture on base of presentation dish of approx 10cm depth (a glass can work well for individual portions).
  4. Follow this with savioradi which have been briefly dunked in coffee.
  5. Continue layering alternate layers of ricotta and savioradi until biscuits run out.  You may need to make some more coffee.
  6. Top off with ricotta mixture and sprinkle with cocoa and icing sugar.
  7. Keep in fridge till ready to serve.



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