If you are addicted to coffee and sweets like me, this delicious bitesize sweet treat offers the best of both worlds and it is incredibly easy to make. It is inspired by the traditional tiramisu recipe but there are no layers and all the ingredients are mixed together. I have substituted the marsala wine with fig syrup by simply soaking chopped dried figs in hot water. Prunes are also a good alternative for Marsala wine.
Tip: I use an ice cream scoop with a trigger-serve handle to achieve nicely shaped domes.
Savioardi ( Ladyfingers) bsicuits, finely ground
cooled espresso/americano coffee
fig/prune syrup/marsala wine
cacao powder, for topping
Pour the coffee over the ground biscuit, mix it well with a spoon to make sure that all the biscuit is soaked in coffee. Cool in the fridge for 15-20 minutes
Mix the mascarpone cheese, fig syrup, icing sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl with a mixer in medium speed for 1-2 minutes to achieve a smooth creamy mix.
Add in the coffee-soaked biscuits into the mascarpone cheese mix gradually whilst mixing at a low speed until a thick, mouldable and smooth mixture is achieved.
Using an ice cream scoop OR two spoons, form domes or balls. Line them on a large serving plate and sprinkle the cocoa powder all over them to fully cover.
Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours before enjoying them.
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