Posted: February 10, 2010 by nietize in Dessert, Italian

From the Silver Spoon
Serves 6


2 egg whites
4 egg yolks
150g icing sugar
400g mascarpone cheese
200g sponge fingers
175ml freshly brewed extra strong coffee, cooled
200g plain chocolate, grated
Cocoa powder for dusting

Stiffly whisk the egg whites in a grease-free bowl. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in another bowl until pale and fluffy. Gently fold mascarpone into yolks, then the whites. Make a layer of sponge fingers on the base of a deep rectangular serving dish and brush them evenly with coffee. Cover with a layer of the mascarpone cream and sprinkle with a little grated chocolate. Continue making layers until all the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of mascarpone cream.

Dust with cocoa and chill in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.

Not too bad for a first attempt. I have gotten the texture right; I just need lots of coffee and a bit of alcohol to raise it to the next level. Will probably try it again when I am back in London.


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