Fabio shares a dish that has been handed down in his family. Recipe courtesy Fabio Viviani.
things you'll need.
5 lbs. mascarpone cheese12 egg yolks11 oz. sugar1 quart heavy cream4 cups espresso or very strong coffee
cooled3 packages of lady fingersCocoa powder
or chocolate chips for garnish (optional)
Measuring Cup (set)
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ingredients 1 quart heavy cream 5.5 oz. sugar
instructions In a large bowl, whisk the cream and half of the sugar until soft peaks form. Set aside.
ingredients 12 egg yolks 5.5 oz. sugar
instructions In another large bowl, whisk egg yolks and the rest of the sugar until light in color.
ingredients 5 lbs. mascarpone cheese
instructions Spoon in the mascarpone and mix thoroughly, scraping down the sides of the bowl often.
instructions Finally, fold in the whipped cream and gently mix together until just combined. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 6 hours (mixture will thicken while refrigerated).
ingredients 4 cups espresso or very strong coffee, cooled 3 packages of lady fingers
instructions To assemble, soak lady fingers in a pie-plate of cooled espresso and place on a dessert plate, then layer with mascarpone mixture. Top with more espresso-soaked lady fingers, and mascarpone mixture. Alternate until you have three layers on each plate.
ingredients Cocoa powder, shaved chocolate, or chocolate chips for garnish (optional)
instructions Top with a sprinkling of cocoa powder, shaved chocolate, or chocolate chips, if desired.