makes one 9"x 6" Glass Tray
24 pcs Italian ladyfinger biscuits
2 tbsp cocoa powder
(A) Cream mixture
250 grams mascarpone cheese
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
2 tbsp caster sugar (50g)
3 tbsp kahlua or Baileys (may be omitted if you'd like)
2 tbsp thickened cream (250ml) **Whipped till soft peaks**
(B) Coffee solution for dipping ladyfingers biscuits
3 tbsp instant coffee mix in 150ml hot water
3 tbsp of coffee liquor such as kahlua/ Baileys
3 tbsp cocoa powder in 150ml hot water
Have the coffee granules ready in a bowl shallow enough for dipping the ladies' fingers.
Add in the hot water (from B) as well as liquor and mix well. Set aside.
Add all the ingredients in A together in a bowl.
Mix well till well combined.
Dip the ladies' fingers into the coffee mixture.
Coat the other side.
As quickly as you can, remove them from the bowl. (This is especially so for brands of ladies' fingers that soften really quickly)
Line the ladies' fingers in the dish.
Layer with 1/2 of the cheese mixture.
Sift a layer of cocoa powder on top of the cheese.
Repeat steps for second layer. You may pour the excess coffee mixture (if any) from the sides of the bowl to allow the ladies' fingers to soak them up.
Dust with another layer of cocoa powder and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight before serving chilled!