Sunday, December 30, 2007

Here's a recipe I need to think about long and hard...


I grant you it's made with porter, which is somewhat sweet, but it's still a little unnerving to read this recipe. The blog I found it on is a really reliable source of good recipes so I might consider it. But it makes too much for just me and I'll need a lot of volunteers to help taste it because I don't want to waste this much food if it's nasty.

And I'm afraid I can't mail it out of town. Sorry...

1 pound mascarpone cheese
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 eggs beaten (hs note: leave these out if you are worried about eating raw eggs, it's still tasty)
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
48 ladyfinger cookies (hs note: I used less, one 7 ounce package)
6 ounces (3/4 cup) Porter beer
1/2 cup brewed coffee, the stronger the better
1/2 cup cocoa

In a large bowl mix together the mascarpone, sugar, beaten eggs and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream. Set this mixture aside.

In a shallow dish stir together the Porter beer and the brewed coffee, Dip the ladyfingers cookies into the coffee mixture (hs note:if you are using regular non-Italian ladyfingers make it a quick dunk).Don't let the ladyfingers get soggy. Arrange them in a single layer in a glass casserole dish (hs note: 8x8 is prob. fine). Spread 1/2-inch layer of mascarpone mixture on top of the ladyfingers. Sprinkle with1/4 cup cocoa. Repeat this for the second layer. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.

Serves 12


PhantomMinuet said...

That actually sounds pretty good, although I'm not much for beer.

That's MIZZ Gypsy To You! said...

Porter is pretty sweet so it might actually be okay. But it makes me a touch nervous and I don't think I'll be trying it anytime soon. I'd hate to end up wasting good mascarpone AND good porter!