The recipe from Whole Foods Market isn’t very good because I always have to put it in the freezer for it to firm up. When I take it out of the freezer, I let it thaw out for 1-2 minutes and then eat it. I think it’s a good change to eat it as a frozen cake-like dessert.
- 3 large eggs, separated
- ¾ cup sugar, separated into ¼ + ½ cups
- Pinch of salt
- 8 oz. Mozzarella fresca mascarpone
- ½ cup chilled heavy cream
- 6 tsp Medaglia Doro in 2 cups of water
- 1 packet (20 cookies) ladyfinger cookies (such as 365 Everyday Value brand)
- 2 TBS cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup Marsala or sweet red wine
Beat together yolks and ½ cup sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until thick and pale. Beat in mascarpone until combined. Beat whites with a pinch of salt in another bowl until they just hold soft peaks. Add remaining ¼ cup of sugar, beating, until they hold stiff peaks. Beat cream in another bowl until they hold soft peaks. Fold cream into mascarpone then fold in whites.
Stir together coffee and Marsala in a shallow bowl. Dip ladyfingers in coffee mixture, and put into a baking dish/pan. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers. Repeat to get two layers. Chill, covered, for at least 6 hours.
Just before serving, sprinkle with cocoa powder
*Adapted from 365 Whole Foods Market recipe.
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