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  • Serves: 10 Servings


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Category: Italian, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Pan di Spagna
  • - baked and cooled


1/4 c Water
1/3 c Sugar
1/2 c Very strong brewed espresso
1/4 c Italian brandy

3 Egg yolks
1/3 c Sugar
1/3 c Sweet Marsala
1/2 lb Mascarpone; room temperature
1 c Heavy cream

1 c Heavy cream
2 tb Sugar
Coffee grounds

FOR THE SYRUP: Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a
boil. Cool and stir in the coffee and brandy.

FOR THE FILLING: Whisk the yolks in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk
in the sugar and Marsala. Whisk over a pan of simmering water until
thickened. Remove and beat by machine until cold. Smash the Mascarpone
smooth in a bowl with a rubber spatula. Fold in the filling. Whip the cream
and fold it in. Cut the Pan di Spagna into thin, vertical slices. Place a
layer of the slices in the bottom of a gratin dish and soak with the syrup,
using a brush. Spread with half the filling. Repeat with the Pan di Spagna,
syrup and filling. Place a last layer of Pan di Spagna on the top and soak
with the remaining syrup. Whip the cream with the sugar and spread it on
the surface of the dessert. Decorate with the cinnamon and coffee grounds.
Refrigerate several hours before serving.


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