Monday, August 27, 2007
This great Italian classic is super easy to make, and it’s sure to impress your guests. The original version is a bit more complicated and contains raw eggs. This is adapted from a Rachel Ray recipe, and it’s easy and delicious! Make it in martini or wine glasses for a fancy look, decorate with chocolate shavings.
For 3 servings (3 wine glasses)
-25 Lady fingers*
-1/2 cup Coffee liqueur (Kahlua, or make your own!) (you can omit for kids)
-1/2 cup really strong coffee
-250 gr. Mascarpone (similar to cream cheese)
-1/2 cup (or less) confectioner’s sugar
-Mix the mascarpone and confectioner’s sugar until creamy **
-in a shallow bowl, combine coffee and liqueur
-have your ingredients ready to assemble
-quickly dip ladyfingers (one at a time, right before using) in coffee mixture, and layer them on your pan (in my case, a wine glass). Layer soaked ladyfinger, mascarpone, a sprinkle of cocoa powder, and repeat. (soak, layer, mascarpone, chocolate, soak….)
-Make it about 5 or 6 layers tall, and finish with a generous sprinkle of chocolate
-Chill for at least 30 mins, preferably a couple of hours.
-Garnish with chocolate shavings
*vanilla wafers or sliced pound cake could work
** Try adding whipped cream to the mascarpone mix for a fluffier texture.