Tiramisu is an Italian desert that contains coffee, usually espresso. There are many ways to serve tiramisu, either to yourself or to guests. Tiramisu is a very elegant desert, and most people decorate it before they serve up a piece.

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Cut a piece of the tiramisu carefully with a spatula. Tiramisu is soft and it will fall apart if you aren’t careful. When you have cut the desired piece, place it on a desert plate.

Choose additional items with which to decorate the tiramisu. A common choice is whipped cream. You can make your own whipped cream by whipping heavy cream, purchase whipped cream in a tub or get it in an aerosol can. Put some whipped cream to one side of the desert, all around it or on top of it.

Sprinkle some coffee beans, coffee grounds, chocolate-covered coffee beans, small pieces of chocolate or chocolate shavings on the tiramisu, the whipped cream or on both. Choose what to sprinkle on the tiramisu based on the recipe you used and your personal tastes or those of your guests.

Consider adding some fruit and nuts to the plate too. Sliced strawberries, chocolate covered strawberries or chocolate covered raisins would complement tiramisu. Chocolate covered nuts, sliced almonds or chopped nuts might be a good choice for those who aren’t allergic to nuts.

Look in your spice cabinet for spices that you could sprinkle on top of the tiramisu. A bit of cocoa powder, nutmeg or cinnamon dusted over the desert can sometimes bring out the other flavors. Be careful not to use too much however, so that the spice doesn’t dominate the other flavors.