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Recipe of the Week: Christopher’s quick Tiramisu

  • 15 small amaretti fingers
  • 3 Tbs rum or masala
  • 1 espresso cup coffee
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 cup marscapone
  • cocoa powder

Break the finger biscuits into 1/3s and place in the bottom of small espresso cups or coffee glasses.  Mix the rum and coffee and splash in on top of the cookies.

Whisk the egg white to firm peaks.

Whisk the egg yolk and sugar until creamy.

Mix the marscapone with the egg yolk mixture.  Fold in the egg white,

Dollop spoonfuls ontop of the biscuit.

Cover and refridgerate for a couple of hours

Crumble more amaretti cookie on top and dust with cocoa powder.