- 1 cup (240 ml; 8 oz) whipping cream
- 1 cup (225 g; 8 oz) Mascarpone cheese
- 2-3 Tbs sugar to taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbs amaretto or rum
- 2 1/2 cups (591 ml; 20 oz) strong cold coffee
- 200 g (about 7 oz) ladyfingers
- cocoa for dusting
Whip cream, sugar and vanilla. Add Mascarpone cheese and amaretto or rum.
Pour coffee into a shallow dish. Dip enough ladyfingers in coffee to cover the base of a 6×9 inch (15×24 cm; 4 cups volume) square dish. Add a part of the cream mixture and level out. Repeat layers 1 or 2 times, ending with the cream.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Dust with cocoa before serving.
Twisting the recipe:
Option one: Instead of amaretto or rum cut back on the coffee and add more Tbs of Kalhua or Cinnamon Kalhua
Option two: instead of lady fingers use your favorite sponge cake and slice it thin. With that you can leave out the coffee and add strawberries or cherry’s with a cherry liquor.
Option Three: Add cinnamon to the cocoa you dust on the top.