In Italy they will just mix creamy light cheeses like mascarpone with just a bare bit of sugar, egg yolk custard, sweet spices, citrus zest, and chocolate. If you have ever tried one of these cheese desserts, you'll know that they're very good.
- 2 cups mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 egg yolks, beaten
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tsp vanilla
- chocolate syrup
- crushed vanilla cookies and semi-sweet chocolate curls for topping
- Create a makeshift double boiler with a large stainless steel bowl and a pot with 1 inch of water at a simmer.
- Beat yolks until light and creamy in the stainless steel bowl while it is still cold. Place bowl on top of pot and cook, stirring non-stop, until eggs thicken and fall off the whisk in ribbons. Set aside until needed.
- Combine egg yolks, cream and vanilla.
How to ServeEdit
Pour a small amount of chocolate syrup into the bottom of a glass dish. Fill with cheese mixture. Top with crushed cookies and chocolate curls. Refrigerate before serving. Place a serving portion into each plate. Smooth out into a small rectangle. Place a dollop of barely sweetened whipped cream on top and dust the whole thing with cocoa powder.