Make the coffee and pour into a shallow dish along with the Marsala, or similar, if using. Add the amaretti biscuits and leave to soak for a couple of minutes.
Separate the eggs. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar on a high speed until pale and creamy, and a ribbon trail is left when you pull the whisk away. Add the mascarpone and beat again until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites to firm peaks. Fold into the mascarpone mixture 1/3 at a time.
Put half of the amaretti biscuits into a serving dish, or 4 individual dishes or ramekins. Cover with half of the creamy mixture. Put the rest of the amaretti on top, and cover with the rest of the creamy mixture. Dust with cocoa powder and leave in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. If using dark chocolate shavings instead, sprinkle over just before serving.
|Amaretti Biscuits||100 G|
|Freshly Made Espresso (or Small Cup Strong Instant Coffee)||150 - 200 Ml|
|Marsala Wine Or Almond Liqueur Or Sherry (optional)||2 Tbsp|
|Caster Sugar (normal Or Golden)||75 G|
|Cocoa Powder For Dusting (or Use Grated Dark Chocolate)||1 Tbsp|
This can be left in the fridge for several hours before serving, and even overnight, so it is a good dessert for making in advance.
The longer you soak the biscuits for, the softer they will be, and the stronger the coffee flavour. Just leave for a minute if you prefer them crunchy.
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