This recipe is from Epicurious a website I respect and often refer to or browse for pleasure , the recipe is by chef Gianni Scappin . A light and delicious dessert , this is a real party pleaser and is very easy to make .
The recipe and information shared is all from the net . Marsala Wine is traditionally used in this recipe , however its frequently substituted with coffee liquors , dark rum , chocolate based liquors etc . I have used Tia Maria. Mascarpone Cheese is locally made by Flanders and others , Ladyfingers used here too are available in stores like Natures Basket / Modern Bazaar etc.
Ladyfingers (originally called savoiardi) are light and sweet sponge cakes roughly shaped like a large finger. They are a principal ingredient in many dessert recipes, such as trifles, charlottes, and tiramisu. They are typically soaked in a sugar syrup or liqueur, such as coffee for the tiramisu dessert.
6 Large Eggs Yolks - Room Temperature.
1/2 Cup Sugar .
16 Ounces Mascarpone Cheese.
4 Large Egg Whites.
60 Ml Tia Maria - Optional.
1 1/2 Cups Strong Black Coffee.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder For Garnish.
1. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with half the sugar until pale and doubled in volume (the mixture will maintain a "ribbon" when folded over itself), 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mascarpone in 2 or 3 additions, whisking well to combine. Add the liquor, if using, and whisk to combine.