Why eggless ? So many people are allergic to egg whites, yolks or both, including my husband so here's a really easy way to make this amazing dessert, which is lighter than the original recipe and you'll be sure to knock everyone's socks off!
Time: 4-6 hours (prep time 20 minutes)
1 8 oz container of Mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup each: heavy cream, coffee cream (10%)
4 tbsp cane sugar
1 large cup Espresso coffee (hot or warm)
1/4 cup "Tia Maria" or any coffee liquor
2 packages French style lady fingers (these are smaller than the Italian ones)
2-3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine the Mascarpone cheese with the two creams until completely smoothe, then add sugar and blend again.
Make a large cup of Espresso coffee, add the Tia Maria.
Take a deep dessert dish approximately 8"x8" and start lining the bottom with lady fingers as follows: dip each finger quickly into the coffee and one by one arrange on the bottom of the dish. Spread some of the cheese mixture on top, then add another layer of lady fingers. Keep layering until your last layer is the cheese. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and decorate with lady fingers if you have any left or a nice leaf of mint. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. You can make this dessert the night before if you prefer.
Bon Appetit !