Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com
Begin 3 hours before serving or early in day.
* Items found in most Italian specialty stores.
In large bowl, with wire whisk or fork, beat mascarpone, salt, 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar, 3 T. coffee - flavor liqueur, 1 tsp. vanilla, and two-thirds of grated chocolate. (Set aside remaining chocolate for top of desert.)
In small bowl, with mixer at med. speed, beat 1 cup heavy or whipping cream until stiff peaks form. With rubber spatula or wire whisk, fold whipped cream into cheese mixture.
In small bowl, stir instant espresso powder, remaining 1/3 cup coffee-flavor liqueur, remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 2 T. water.
Separate ladyfingers into halves. Line 2 1/2 - qt. glass or crystal bowl with one-fourth of ladyfingers; brush with 2 T. of espresso mixture. Spoon one-third of cheese mixture over ladyfingers. Repeat with ladyfingers, espresso mixture, and cheese mixture to make 2 more layers. Top with remaining ladyfingers, gently pressing ladyfingers into cheese mixture. Brush ladyfingers with remaining espresso mixture. Sprinkle remaining grated chocolate over top of dessert, reserving 1 T. for garnish.
In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat remaining 1/2 cup cream and remaining 2 T. confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form.
Spoon whipped-cream mixture into decorating bag with large star tube. Pipe large rosettes on top of dessert.
Sprinkle reserved grated chocolate on whipped-cream rosettes. Refrigerate until chilled and to blend flavors, at least 2 hours.
Serving Size: Serves 16
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