A non-alcoholic version of this classic Italian dessert. It’s heavenly!
4 eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
2-8oz packages of light cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup coffee
3 tbsp hot chocolate mix
1 pkg lady fingers
2 1oz squares semi-sweet chocolate, finely grated
Beat yolks in medium size bowl, adding sugar gradually until well mized. Add cream cheese and mix well. Beat egg whites in deep bowl until soft peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture. Spread 1/4 of cheese mixture into 12 cup large bowl. Combine coffee and hot chocolate mix. Dip lady fingers into coffee mixture and cover cheese layer. Repeat 3 times spinkling shaved chocolate on each layer and ending with cheese and chocolate. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Serve chilled.
I wasn’t quite sure what bowl to use so I grabbed the biggest mixing bowl I had. It was a little too wide and shallow, it should have been a deeper, narrower bowl. Not a big deal though, it still tasted delicious! I made this for dessert when we had guests for dinner one night and everyone was very impressed with homemade tiramisu. I was a little concerned about the kids eating something made with raw eggs, so I served it after the kids went to bed. This recipe makes a lot, so I have a ton left over. Tony and I are not big dessert eaters so it’s still sitting in my fridge and will probably go bad before anyone eats it. Such a waste! It really was good though.
-Adapted from Best of Bridge (Grand Slam)