Good for 8 to 10 pax depending if you make on tray or individual containers
6 egg yolks
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
2 (3 ounce) packages lady fingers (approx 24 lady fingers total)or let me know if you can't find ... I will email you recipe
1/3 cup Kahlua
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (dust)
1 (1 ounce) square semi sweet chocolate (shaved)
To start I chill the bowl I will be whipping the cream in
Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler. I do this over boiling water.
Reduce heat to low.
Cook for about 10 minutes and don't go anywhere! Stir it constantly.
Remove the mixture from heat and whip in the yolks until its thick.
Add the mascarpone to the whipped yolks.
Beat until combined.
Pull your chilled bowl out of fridge and whip the cream until the stiff peaks are formed.
Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.
Split the lady fingers in half.
Line the bottom and sides of your serving bowl with the lady fingers.
Brush the lady fingers with the kahlua (see substitutions).
Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers.
Now you are going to layer - using lady fingers, kahlua and filling.
Keep going till you run out of lady fingers.
The top layer of filling is finished off with cocoa or chocolate curls. (Or both!)
Refrigerate several hours or overnight