Saturday, March 05, 2011
44-48 lady fingers
100 ml water
100 ml milk
120 ml liquor… cocoa or coffee (I prefer cocoa)
50 ml rum (alcohol not essence)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons melted chocolate or chocolate syrup
For the syrup:
Place all the ingredients into a measuring cup and warm 30 seconds in the MW. It doesn’t need to be hot, just warm.
450g mascarpone cheese
450g liquid whipping cream
3 egg whites (I used egg whites but if you want to avoid using ... disregard this ingredient)
If you don’t use the egg whites divide the sugar half for the cheese and half for the whip cream.
180 - 200g sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
30 ml liquor… cocoa or coffee
Roast the lady fingers in the oven at 160°C for about 5 minutes. (Optional) could be done without. Roasting the ladyfingers will give the cake a better flavor.
First make the cream and place in the refrigerator:
Beat very well the egg white + 1/3 sugar, until this is dissolved and egg whites appear very frothy as a meringue, next beat very well the whip cream + 1/3 sugar until sugar is dissolved, make sure you don’t mix it too much (whip cream can turn to curd if over beaten), and last… beat very well the cheese + 1/3 sugar until smooth. Combine together the eggwhite, cream and cheese and add vanilla and the liquor… cacao or coffee.
(If you don’t use the egg whites divide the sugar half for the cheese and half for the whip cream.)
Assemble the cake:
Place a layer of lady fingers on the bottom of the baking pan, using exactly half the liquid sprinkle all over the lady fingers, make sure you don’t put too much in one side and less in other areas.
Take a tea strainer and powder with cocoa (about 1 full teaspoon-if needed more add as desire) all over the lady fingers.
Take 1/3 of the cream and place over the sponge fingers. The cream must touch the walls all around, and make sure the cream is spread well all over and there are no holes. We don’t want any liquid to go to the layer bellow.
Place next layer of lady fingers over the cream, sprinkle the rest of the syrup, sprinkle with cocoa and place the rest of the cream on top of everything. Level well and leave the cake to refrigerate overnight. Unmould cake and sprinkle the top of the cake with cocoa powder.
Posted by Hugbear at 10:39 PM