24-28biscuitsSavoiardiLadyfingers or sponge biscuits
¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder
2tablespoonscoffee or almond syrupoptional
¼cupshavings of dark chocolate
In a large bowl, whisk the mascarpone till smooth and creamy.
Whip the cream till it makes soft peaks*
Add the condensed milk and the vanilla essence, then fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
Pour the coffee into a shallow bowl, and mix in the syrup (if using).
Dip a Savoiardi very briefly in the coffee and line the bottom of an 8-inch square glass dish. Continue with half the packet of Savoiardi to make the first layer.
Top with a ladleful or two of the mascarpone mixture, and cover with a sprinkling of cocoa powder using a small tea strainer.
On top of this layer, repeat the process of dipping each Savoiardi in the coffee mixture and forming a second layer. Then layer with mascarpone mixture and sprinkled with more cocoa powder.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Before serving, sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.
*A great tip to whip cream quickly, is to start with cold cream. Chill the bowl and whisk beforehand for approximately 15 minutes (metal utensils chill best). This will ensure the cream remains cold while it is being whipped.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.