Recipe By :MrGourmet, Papachinos
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:30
Categories : Desserts Preparations
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 egg yolks
1 pound mascarpone cheese
3 cups coffee -- extra strong
1/3 cup brandy
72 ladyfinger cookies
1 cup sugar
4 ounces semisweet chocolate square -- shaved or grated
as needed whipping cream
Stir the coffee, sugar and brandy together in a mixing bowl until the sugar dissolves. Remove 1/3 cup of the coffee mixture to another bowl and set the remainder aside. Whisk the egg yolks into the 1/3 cup of coffee. Add the mascarpone and whisk together until smooth.
Line the bottom of a 9x13 dish with waxed paper. Tuck the wax paper into the corners of the pan begin careful not to tear it.
Dip the ladyfingers one at a time into the reserved coffee mixture and begin to place them crosswise in the lined pan. The lady fingers should be soaked with the coffee and will expand a little. This will only take a few seconds; be sure not to soak them so long that they fall apart. continue to line the bottom of the pan until full. Spread on half of the cheese mixture. Sprinkle with 2 ounces of the shaved chocolate.
Layer again in the same manner with more lady fingers, the remaining cheese mixture, and the remaining shaved chocolate. Top the pan off with the reamining soaked lady fingers. Fold the wax paper up around the top of the pan and cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours.
Invert the chilled pan onto a serving platter and tap the bottom of the pan to remove the loaf.
Serve with whipped cream on top sprinkled with additional shaved chocolate.