This is my favorite dessert, since it has coffee, alcohol, and creamy mascarpone.
And it is super easy to make, though the ingredients are not available in every store. The original recipe calls for raw egg yolk, but by using eggnog we circumvent the salmonella risk :)
- 2 lbs Mascarpone
- 3/4 cups eggnog
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 lbs lady fingers
- 2 cups cold strong coffee/espresso
- 1 tbsp cocoa
Mix mascarpone, eggnog, and sugar until smooth.
Add extra alcohol as desired (officially, this should be Marsala, but I’ve successfully used whiskey or brandy).
Dip lady fingers into coffee briefly and put a layer into something like a 9″x13″ pyrex.
Top with half of the mascarpone cream and repeat both layers.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Top with cocoa and serve.