Cheat’s Tiramisù

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I like to make Italian dishes in the proper way without the anglicisation and making it more appealing for Brits; such as using cream in carbonara when in fact all that you need to make the creamy sauce is egg, however this dish I made with the ingredients I had in and wanted to keep it simple. This dessert actually tasted delicious and I don’t think it needed anything else. A traditional Tiramisù would be layered and include egg in the mascarpone mixture.
Emily

Serves 2-3

Ingredients
16 Sponge fingers/Savoiardi
125g mascarpone
200ml strong coffee

50g dark chocolate
1 small orange
50ml Maraschino/liqueur of your choice

1. Place half of the sponge fingers flat in a small dish. Meanwhile make up the coffee; I used an Italian cafetiere/moka pot/macchinetta that you heat up on the stove to make espresso but it would be fine to use instant coffee.

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2. Finely grate the dark chocolate and sprinkle a third over the first layer of biscuits. 

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3. Mix the maraschino in with the coffee and pour half over the first layer. Repeat the same process with the chocolate and coffee/liqueur mixture on a second layer of sponge fingers.IMG_0401

4. Spoon the mascarpone into a small bowl and stir it with a spoon to loosen it up making it easier to spread over. Squeeze in half of the orange juice and some extra liqueur if you wish.

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5. Spread the mascarpone over the sponge fingers and grate over the remaining dark chocolate. Put the tiramisù in the fridge to chill.

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