posted by Joy 07-25-98 5:14 PM


3 eggs, separated
1/2 c plus 1/8 t sugar
1 c plus 1 T espresso
2 T orange liqueur
1 c mascarpone cheese
2 T unsweetened cocoa
20 ladyfingers, toasted

In a bowl, combine egg yolks, 1/2 c sugar, 1 T espresso and orange liqueur. Beat with electric mixer until foamy, 2-3 minutes. Add mascarpone cheese and beat for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture is very smooth.

In a large bowl, combine egg whites and 1/8 t sugar and beat until egg whites are stiff. Gently fold the mascarpone mixture into the whites. Set aside.

Pour 1 c espresso into a shallow bowl. Dip both sides of each ladyfinger ito the espresso. Arrange a layer of 6-7 ladyfingers in the bottom of a decorative serving bowl. Spread about 1/3 of mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers. Continue layering ladyfingers and mascarpone, finishing with mascarpone layer. Sift cocoa over top and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Spoon into individual serving dishes.

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