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    Tirumisu

    Absolutely delicious - thanks John and Wendy for this recipe.

    No cooking required but a fridge to chill it in is useful.

    It’s not just pasta for which we have to thank the Italians. Their sensational Tirumisu – literally “pick-me-up” – is one of the world’s best desserts. A delicious combination of sponge layer and creamy filling, flavoured with coffee and Marsala, Tiramisu should not be missed!

    Ingredients:

    Serves 6-8

    397g. Can Nestle Sweetened condensed milk
    500g (1lb 2oz) Mascarpone of full-fat cream cheese
    45ml (3tbsp) Marsala Wine or Brandy
    150ml (1/4pt) Cold strong black coffee
    100g (4oz) Sponge fingers
    15g (1/2oz) Cocoa powder

    Method:

    In a mixing bowl beat together condensed milk and mascarpone or cream cheese.
    Mix together Marsala wine or brandy with coffee in a shallow bowl.
    Take one sponge finger at a time and dip it in the coffee mixture, holding it in for a few seconds but taking care not to make the biscuits soggy.
    Line a trifle dish with a layer of sponge fingers. Spoon over half the creamy mixture. Sift over a generous dusting of cocoa. Repeat
    Finish with a layer of cocoa, then chill well before serving.

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