Recipe makes 1 – 7×11 inch dish
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8oz mascarpone cheese
1 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
2 tablespoons amaretto
24 ladyfinger cookies
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 dark Chocolate bar for shavings
In a double boiler, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer gently for 2 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth. Cover and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
In a medium bowl, beat cream with vanilla until stiff peaks form. (Can substitute with store bought whipped cream) Gently fold the mascarpone cheese mixture with the whipped cream.
In a small bowl, combine coffee and amaretto. Dip the lady fingers as you assemble the dessert. A little goes a long way. Although the cookies might seem crunchy while dipping in coffee, they soften when the dessert sets.
Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7×11 inch dish. Spread half of cheese/cream mixture over ladyfingers. Dust cocoa powder and sprinkle chocolate shavings. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa and chocolate shavings. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.