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My Aunt Marie's recipe.


  • 1 package (4.4 ounces) dry ladyfingers
  • 1/2 cup brewed espresso, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 pounds mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Spread ladyfinders on a baking sheet.
  • Mix espresso and brandy and drizzle over cookies, do not saturate.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar on medium speed until thick and lemon colored.
  • Add mascarpone and blend on low until combined.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Fold egg whites into mascarpone mixture.
  • Line sides and bottom of a large bowl with ladyfingers.
  • Spread half of the mascarpone mixture onto ladyfingers and soft half the cocoa on top. Repeat layer of ladyfingers, remainder of mascarpone mix, and top with remaining cocoa.
  • Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

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