Demonstrated by: Petty Officer Stan Miller, United States Navy.
Featured in Ship to Shore Recipes with the United States Navy, June 16, 2002.




  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups Mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 6 teaspoons vanilla sugar*
  • 3/4 cup cold strong black coffee
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua or coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 48 ladyfingers
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Cocoa powder
  • Grated chocolate


  1. In small bowl of electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  2. Combine cheese, 2 teaspoons of the vanilla sugar, and the egg yolks; beat well.
  3. Fold in beaten egg whites.
  4. Spread 1/4 of the cheese mixture in an 8-inch square dish.
  5. In a shallow dish, combine coffee and liqueur; dip 16 ladyfingers in coffee mixture and place side by side in the serving dish.
  6. Spread with another 1/4 portion of the cheese mixture.
  7. Repeat layers, ending with cheese mixture.
  8. Cover and chill overnight.
  9. Before serving, whip cream with the remaining 4 teaspoons vanilla sugar.
  10. Spread over dessert and sprinkle with cocoa and grated chocolate.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Vanilla sugar:

  1. Place a whole vanilla bean and 1 cup of sugar in a covered container.
  2. Let stand for at least 24 hours before using.


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