It's a super quick RECIPE for a non-alcoholic Tiramisu dessert. So, for any of you in AA, this is ideal. Rather than having to use fresh, spongy ladyfingers, this one uses ladyfinger cookies that I got at a neighborhood Italian restaurant - though they are crisp, they're STILL light and not too sweet!
Start with packaged ladyfingers. Use 2 for each dessert. Cut in half and place criss-crossed into a ramekin or small dish.
Make one espresso. You can also use instant coffee but make it strong. I made mine with my Tassimo machine.
Sweeten the coffee with sugar or Splenda.
Slightly sweeten (1/2 tsp) mascarpone cheese with Splenda & mix it. If you can't get mascarpone, you can opt for similar cream cheeses like ricotta. NOTE - it spreads MUCH better if you let it reach near-room-temperature first.
Put 1 1/2 tablespoon of espresso on the ladyfingers - they should be moistened but not drenched.
Dollop 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cheese on top of the ladyfingers depending on your taste. Spread it evenly over the cookies with a little pressure to push it in.
Sprinkle cocoa powder on top (about 1/2 teaspoon - here I used a tea strainer to do it evenly).
Chill for at least 15 minutes covered.
Shave or break small chocolate pieces for the top and enjoy!
photos from made by girl