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Limoncello Tiramisu | Gennaro Contaldo | #MyFoodMemories | AD

August 30, 2019

Hi guys! So me and Hotpoint asked you to send in your most incredible food memories. Mike had the most amazing food memory of a Limoncello Tiramisu that blew his mind. The only person to bring that back to life is Gennaro Contaldo. Go on my boy! Why am I cooking so good? Yes! I’m cooking so good and I’m gonna make this fantastic Limoncello Tiramisu which you will love it. If you want to see more of this food memory and win Hotpoint appliances click the link and enter the food memory hub. First let me tell you about this food memory. Mike found this dessert in a posh coffee shop in Lancashire. He ate it and then never forgot it. Mike went back again to try to find this coffee shop, but it was closed, finished. So I’m gonna make this fantastic Limoncello Tiramisu. First of all I’m gonna make lemon syrup. I’m gonna make it on Hotpoint hobs which gives me great control over temperature. First we put the sugar inside, 250g and 250ml of water. Just get straight inside. Mike said as soon as he tasted it he had this zest of lemons. So we need zest of 2 whole lemons. Cut all this to a little strip. The juice of 2 lemons straight inside and the zest of the lemon. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, then it becomes a lovely syrup. Turn it off and let it cool down. We’re gonna separate the 4 eggs. Let’s do the yolk. 150g castor sugar. Let’s whisk it until it’s pale and fluffy. So nice. This is good. It’s 500g of mascarpone. Oh my goodness me. We need one zest of a whole lemon. Now we’re gonna drizzle with a little bit of Limoncello. It’s lemon liqueur. Couple of tablespoons. Let’s do the white of egg now. We need a little pinch of salt and start to whisk. But how do you know when it’s ready? Just get it and do this. Easy! You add white of eggs which are lovely and fluffy and fold it in. Let me show you how to put them all together. First of all you need to put this lovely cream of mascarpone on the bottom of your dish. Use this lovely finger biscuit which we call Savoiardi, Italians. Dip them inside of the syrup and then lie down one by one. Now we need to put some Limoncello on top. You will love it. Cover everything, in it goes. And then you repeat again. More limoncello goes on top. More mascarpone. Shake him a little bit to make sure, then everything is settling down. Let’s put them inside the Hotpoint fridge to set for perfect temperature. It needs to stay at least about 4 hours, but if you make it in the evening just let it stay overnight. This is what I made last night. Oh my God, look at this. This is incredible. Did you remember when we made that lovely lemon zest syrup? Lovely on top. Some top of mint. First of all I’m going to taste it. Oh my my! You will love it! Mike thank you very much to share this lovely memory as well Hotpoint are gonna give you a hob. If you want to win Hotpoint appliances, just click the link, enter the competition. For now, arrivederci! And we say ciao! What a lovely tiramisu. Taste good. Why I’m cooking so good! Arrivederci!


  • Reply Angga Aditama November 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    it needs Pasteurized eggs as he didn't cook the eggs at all

  • Reply ThisIsMyFullName November 12, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I am making this for my birthday. I love lemons and tiramisu, so this might be the best desert ever!

    Can you also add coffee to this? I have no idea how lemons and coffee go together.

  • Reply Svet Lana Svet November 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm


  • Reply Ivan Stalkov November 12, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    After the Knorr stock pot, Hotpoint appliances… What have we come to my friends?

  • Reply twinkletoes800 November 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Omg…heaven!!!!! Must make this!!!! Is there any substitute for the limoncello to make it kid friendly?

  • Reply massimo lieto November 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Tu si pazz…. uaglio'

  • Reply Archana Singh November 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Now this channel is all about selling hotpoint home appliance. Not liking.

  • Reply Mercutio November 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I laughed so hard at 0:18

  • Reply Marlena Luna November 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm


  • Reply achilles dick November 12, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Finally you are maintaining your weight JAMIE

  • Reply Amanda Anima November 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Make more videos Gennaro!! I need more Italian recipes! Grazie

  • Reply Adque November 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I just saw the title and I already know that I have to make this.

  • Reply Jawad Khalil November 12, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    More like salmonella tiramisu

  • Reply Spiral Breeze November 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    So yummy!

  • Reply Olav Blixøen-Olsen November 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    OH MY MY

  • Reply Janet Zargari November 12, 2017 at 5:24 pm


  • Reply UnderneathTheBottle Wine Sommelier November 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    This looks brilliant! Adding this to my favorite cooking Playlist 👍😘

  • Reply Cliff Lee November 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    He said "zest of an old lemon?"


    Why an old lemon?

  • Reply Arkadarkus November 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    It really looks like Mexican "carlota"

  • Reply Arka Mukhopadhyay November 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    that passion gave me an orgasm .. love u Gennaro <3

  • Reply Oleg Vedenev November 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Please, more Gennaro!

  • Reply Hunter November 12, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Completely raw eggs?! wont it taste too eggy

  • Reply KMOM14 November 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Got to love Gennero – he always makes cooking interesting and entertaining. I would never be brave enough to a bowl of anything whipped upside down over my head. My Ultimate Food Memory is my Mom's macaroni salad that is different than any other I have ever tasted. Sadly, I don't have an exact recipe and she passed many years ago. Instead of using Sweet Pickles, she would put the juice of the Sweet Pickles in the dressing (made of mayo, a little mustard and a little sugar with a pinch of salt and pepper) and dice up celery that took on the flavor of the Sweet Pickles. She would then mix in a box of cooked and drained macaroni along with diced up onions and green peppers and let sit a few hours for the flavors to meld in. I would eat a large bowl and nothing else for dinner when she made it. I have never been able to replicate it, but it was the best ever and I will keep trying. .#MyFoodMemories

  • Reply Roz Sa November 12, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Instead of the syrup, it will actually taste much better if you mix limoncello with espresso and dip the savoiardi biscuits in them. This looks lovely though.

  • Reply Louisa Agate November 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I have some lemoncello that I brought home from Italy that my aunt made I’m have to try this recipe with that lemoncello!

  • Reply tatti salles November 12, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I Love you Gennaro.

  • Reply Noor AlShihaby November 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    "YES! I'm cooking so good!"
    You go, Gennaro, love that self-confidence! You should be your own biggest cheerleader!

  • Reply Vonnie Army November 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Gennaro. Italians are the best chefs ever.. Love your lemon Chelonia .kiss on the lips .xx

  • Reply Rudi Hendra Simbolon November 12, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Always love to see you Big G! Love from Indonesia

  • Reply Michael DePew November 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I was legitimately on the edge of my seat when he held the egg whites over his head.

  • Reply Jan Van Overbeke November 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Gennaro, show us how to make a red pesto?

  • Reply CZNeo November 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    wow, this is (for me) unsual take on Tiramisu … gotta try it, since I love lemons. Cheers Gennaro & Jamie

  • Reply Dunia zad Denna November 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    2:10"Insanely easy" lol
    I loved it though

  • Reply 2klatte November 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Lol'd at Jamie's Gennaro mockery….

  • Reply L G November 12, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Dear Gennaro, I have been thinking about you and how to comfort you in these days, in which you have lost your dear friend, receive our love <3

  • Reply Toffsen100 November 12, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Is it safe to eat 3 eggs uncooked?

  • Reply DAMAGE .0 November 12, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Gennaro, you are awesome! Sei spettacolare!

  • Reply Odium November 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Gennaro "Living Legend" Contaldo

  • Reply ZOD4 November 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Uh-oh…. He's become self-aware.

  • Reply Özgün Cem Kiraz November 12, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    "Yes I'm cooking soo good " Genaro 😁😁 👍

  • Reply NİKOLA TESLA November 12, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    where is the recipe

  • Reply Rafa Gómez November 12, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    What makes it a Tiramisu?
    (I thought coffee and chocolate was needed for it to be called so ('Tho' I am sure it surely will "pull me up"))

  • Reply How Tasty November 13, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I'm so sad for your friend Antonio…this Tiramisù video is a tribute to Antonio's Tiramisù, peace and hugs guys <3

  • Reply [SGS] Kobold November 13, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Bothe are the best.! = )

  • Reply Tatiana S November 13, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Looks amazing!!!

  • Reply Matt Clark November 13, 2017 at 2:18 am

    lemon juice is a great stabilizer for egg whites, when making a meringue. Lemon curd mixed into the mascarpone,and lemon biscotti may be a good addition?

  • Reply litoboy5 November 13, 2017 at 2:28 am


  • Reply Manu Safale November 13, 2017 at 2:41 am

    3:13 even the portrait is looking at it surprised xD

  • Reply Jk Sim November 13, 2017 at 3:26 am

    The only video that people doesn't target hotpoint in the comments

  • Reply Blueberry Fuzz November 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Soooo good, perfect for Spring/Summer here in Australia, thanks JO and Gennaro xo

  • Reply Nikita Mercy November 13, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Is it raw egg white ???

  • Reply MackieCee November 13, 2017 at 8:34 am

    i hate lemon cakes 😛

  • Reply nikoli gogle November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am


  • Reply Cha oW November 13, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I have lots of food memories along with my family, which I value highly. Thanks for a good video.

  • Reply avalon449 November 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Yea, raw egg. Wasn’t that Salvatore Manila standing behind you?

  • Reply hotpink000 November 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    My day was shitty but I saw this – day made. Gennaro can make any shitty day better. He should be considered national treasure of Amalfi

  • Reply Videnda Noor November 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I loveeee Gennaro.

  • Reply Mary Fuad November 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Is it just me or his Italian British accent is sound blinding me from everything he's saying

  • Reply Oski Haddad November 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Gennaro love u

  • Reply Tony, The Stark November 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Oh my god! I love lemon! I have to try this one!

  • Reply vojty92 November 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I need "Why am i cooking so good" T-shirt!!! 😀

  • Reply Júlia Sousa November 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm


  • Reply Kasper Andersen November 13, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Perfect way to introduce product placement in a video, Hotpoint stays in the back of the mind while never taking focus away from the recipe. This is how you do it!

  • Reply yecenia yecenia November 13, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    “awww my my” always brings me joy. i love y’all lol

  • Reply cha November 13, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    A Genna' maronna buona! Tiramisu is with coffee! end of. It's in the name! Limoncello is digestivo, it sends you to sleep, the opposite of TIRA MI SU

  • Reply Ayshia Alshaikh November 14, 2017 at 2:35 am

    I wanna make it it lookssooo good but I don’t eat raw eggs 🥚 i wanbsvtry to cook the eggs I’ll try it and see what happens

  • Reply sumthinsnazzi78 November 14, 2017 at 2:52 am


  • Reply yosoyalbertico November 14, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    OMG lovely Tiramisu.

  • Reply ana emilia sander November 14, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Pq ele nao fala italiano?

  • Reply Jillianne Smith November 14, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks buddy

  • Reply cris Nilo November 15, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Why you cook so good?!

  • Reply roy z November 15, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Gennaro, I'm sorry for your lost and please take for your health.

  • Reply yard2010 November 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Grazie Maestro!

  • Reply Sid Ahm November 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    How to check when its ready 🙆‍♂️ easy. You got to love him

  • Reply 新手No.87 November 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    EYZY!! Ha ha ha

  • Reply Shmoosey Shmoo November 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Oh Gennaro, you and Antonio always had me in stitches when you worked together, like an old married couple. I'm so sorry for your loss, we have lost one of the greatest chefs. Rest in peace Antonio Carluccio xx

  • Reply Phantom Warrior November 18, 2017 at 4:39 am

    why dont these actually bring the person who experienced the memory and see if they meet the person's expectations

  • Reply 888SpinR November 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I made it, and it was amazing! 😀 Any suggestions for what to do with the leftover lemon syrup?

  • Reply roger robie December 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    lmaffo at Jamie's "Whhhhhhy eem I cooooookeeeeeen sssssooooooo guuuuuuud??!"

  • Reply roger robie December 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm


  • Reply POSH QUEEN December 10, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Thank you for this recipe. I learned that tiramisu is not only for chocolate flavor. Oliver's team is always remarkable. And yes Gennaro cooks so good! Though I haven't eaten anything he has cooked yet. Jesus bless you more. From the Philippines here.

  • Reply Krysia Twardowska December 13, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I  made it on my party last Saturday and now everybody wants recipe from me.  Why I am cooking so good? 🙂 Because I have Gennaro and Jamie.

  • Reply ege yılmaz December 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Does anyone know why jamie made fun of Genarro by imitating him at the beginning of the video?

  • Reply jinghern khoo December 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Ad or not, being able to see you cook is one of the best joy Gennaro =)

  • Reply Gaetan Giudice January 16, 2018 at 9:09 pm


  • Reply WestKoast Dogg April 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I love his accent, Italian cockney!

  • Reply Marga Gonzalez May 5, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Please I am lookg the original video oficial Gennaro un Italy and singging Haleluya!!!

  • Reply ahmed abdelhakem koridak June 1, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Oh m'y m'y love it.

  • Reply Emaratilicious - June 1, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I'm surprised no one has a problem with the fact that the eggs are completely raw!

  • Reply Jay Bee June 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    That looks amazing!

  • Reply Isaac1Clark June 9, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Hands down…, this is an incredible version of Tiramisu. Pure essence of lemon flavors!

  • Reply Gabriel Rocha June 17, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Tiramisù al Limoncello

  • Reply Gabriel Rocha June 24, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    il Tiramisù alla Limoncello

  • Reply tomsofty September 7, 2018 at 10:14 am

    My fokin god

  • Reply Hulk Smash November 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Brilliant turn it up side down to see if its ready and if its not then its time to go shower

  • Reply Elio Azar March 6, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    This is by far my favorite dessert

  • Reply Dave d'Video Maker April 7, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    You shouldn’t use raw eggs in a chilled dessert.

  • Reply Kevin Chung July 17, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Aren't the eggs raw……

  • Reply Hallette Tampoc July 29, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    "My goodness me"

  • Reply Aldrin August 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Love this guy!

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