Recipe Type: dessert, Italian dessert, cheese, chocolate
Prep: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min
Yield: 2 servings
2/3 cup Mascarpone Italian cheese
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 cup espresso or strong coffee
2 tablespoons Kahlua liqueur
4.75 ounce box Ladyfingers (available at Trader Joe's)
2 teaspoons semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped for garnish
2 mint sprigs for garnish
In a mixing bowl beat Mascarpone Italian cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth and creamy.
In a shallow bowl combine espresso (or strong coffee) and Kahlua liqueur.
Dip both sides of Ladyfingers (finger shaped sponge cake) briefly in the espresso-Kahlua mixture, the Ladyfingers are very fragile and fall apart
easily if left too long in the liqueur. Line the Ladyfingers vertically around the inside of a martini glass (when they are soft they
can be adjusted to fit the narrow base of the glass). Spoon the Mascarpone mixture into
the center of each martini glass, garnish with the chopped chocolate, fresh mint
sprigs and serve.
recommendation: Moscato D'Asti|