domenica 12 dicembre 2010


Dessert - vegetarian

2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp Italian 00 flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup mascarpone cheese, divided in 2 equal parts
1/4 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate
chocolate/vanilla lady fingers
whipped cream and chocolate chips to decorate

First of all prepare the custard: in a heavy bottomed casserole combine flour and sugar and mix, add eggs and start whisking; while whisking, pour milk in a gentle stream until all ingredients are well combined.

Put casserole on medium heat and, constantly stirring, warm until it starts boiling; at that moment remove from heat and divide in two parts. Add chocolate to one of them and mix well until chocolate is melted and well combined.

Set custards aside to cool down; stir them occasionally to prevent film on top.

When they're cold, stir mascarpone in both custards.

Prepare 6 individual bowls: layer 2 ladyfingers on the bottom (dipped in whatever liquid you like), top with one custards, 2 more ladyfingers and finish with the other custard.

Decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Serve immediately.

This recipe serves 6.

- Liquids to be used: milk, coffee, liqueur, hot chocolate (only after it cooled down)
- If you warm up the milk, the custard will be ready in a shorter time
- If you want to prepare this dessert in advance, don't decorate it, cover with plastic wrap (custard absorbs odors) and keep it in the fridge; decorate immediately before serving it.
- You can serve these custards with pandoro (typical Italian Christmas cake): place a slice on a plate and arrange custards on both sides of it, top with either chocolate chips or powdered sugar or cocoa powder or melted hot chocolate....

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