- Mascarpone cheese 700gr
- Eggs 6
- Sugar 6+1 tablespoons
- Brandy 6 tablespoons
- Instant coffee 2 heaped tablespoons (Black label Nescafé)
- Savoiardi biscuits 600gr (dried ones, not soft!)
- Dark cocoa powder
What are Savoiardi biscuits? Ladyfingers -- known in Italy as "savoiardi" -- are sweet, little, fairly dry, finger-shaped sponge cakes. The Epicurious OnLine Dictionary describes a "ladyfinger" as a "light, delicate sponge cake roughly shaped like a rather large, fat finger. It's used as an accompaniment to ice cream, puddings and other desserts. Ladyfingers are also employed as an integral part of some desserts, including Charlottes. Ladyfingers can be made at home or purchased in bakeries or supermarkets."