Found Another Recipe that Ranks Up there With George in the Dessert Category!

Empty spaces and sparkling clean...

Empty spaces and sparkling clean…

Just invited to an Italian Dinner and I offered to bring dessert. George always orders Tiramisu so I thought I will try a new recipe. George, the food critic of all time, liked it. His only suggestion was to soak the lady fingers with more Kahlua. I purchased the ladyfingers in the bakery section of our grocery, Giant Eagle. They were frozen. I would look for them at Whole Foods, and/or a bakery next time.

6 egg yolks
1 1/4 c. white sugar
1 1/4 c. mascarpone cheese
1 3/4 cups of heavy cream…I used 2 cups
2 (12) oz. packages ladyfingers
1/3 cup of Kahlua
1 tsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
1 small bar of semisweet chocolate

1. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.
2. Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.
3. Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl. Brush with Kahlua. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls.
4. To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar. I used my sifter to dust the top with cocoa. Cover tightly and refrigerate over night or at least for a few house.

Now as most of my friends and family know, George, is a fantastic cook……but I am the Dessert Maker, and yes he is the judge.



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