Venetian Cocoa Tiramisu

posted by Millie 04-11-99 12:41 AM


Venetian Cocoa Tiramisu

1 lb Mascarpone cheese
3 tb Coffee liqueur
1/2 ts Salt
2 c Whipping cream, divided
1 c Icing sugar, divided
1/2 c Cocoa, divided
1/3 c Coffee liqueur
2 tb Water
2 tb Instant coffee granules
2 pk Lady fingers (3 oz ea)
Cocoa for garnish

In a large bowl, with wire whisk or fork, beat together mascarpone, 3 tb coffee liqueur and salt until smooth.

In small mixer bowl combine 1 cup whipping cream with 3/4 cup icing sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; beat until stiff. Fold into cheese mixture.

In small bowl, combine 1/3 c coffee liqueur, water and coffee granules; stir until granules are dissolved. Split lady fingers into halves.

Line a 2 1.2 qt bowl with approximately 1 quarter of the lady fingers; brush with 2 tbsp of the coffee mixture.

Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture over lady fingers. Repeat layering twice.

Top with remaining lady fingers; brush with remaining coffee mixture. Press down lightly. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Unmold onto serving plate. In small bowl combine remaining one cup whipping cream, 1/4 cup icing sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; beat until stiff.

Frost mold. Decorate as desired and dust with additional cocoa. Chill until serving time. Store left overs in refrigerator.12


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