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Mocha Ricotta Trifle

January  7, 2015
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  • Serves Four
Author Notes

This rich dessert teams coffee with ricotta, a popular flavour combination in Italy. —ambradambra

What You'll Need
  • 2 chocolate muffins, medium-sized
  • 1/2 cup espresso coffee, strong and cold combined with a dash of Tia Maria
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 4 tablespoons additional espresso coffee, strong and cold
  • 200 grams ricotta, light
  1. Bottom layer: Break up muffins and arrange evenly in base of four dessert tumblers, and sprinkle with espresso coffee and liqueur mixture and set aside.
  2. For the middle/coffee custard layer: Heat milk on low flame until small bubbles form around edge and remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, beat egg yolk with sugar and flour until smooth.
  4. Pour hot milk into egg mixture and transfer to small pan, then stir constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer and cook for an extra minute.
  5. Remove from heat and add cold espresso coffee.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. For top/ricotta layer: Combine ricotta and caster sugar until smooth.
  8. Sprinkle with chocolate shards and chill in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

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