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Ammie's Dessert, Series 3 Come Dine with Me Australia.


  • 500g mascarpone cheese

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

  • 400ml freshly brewed strong coffee, cooled

  • 2 tbsp Tia Maria or Kahlua (optional)

  • 1 x 250g pkt Savoiardi biscuits

  • 80g good-quality dark chocolate, grated


  • 1.

    Beat the mascarpone and caster sugar in a medium mixing bowl with electric beaters until soft peaks form. Set aside.

  • 2.

    Combine the coffee and Tia Maria or Kahlua in a large bowl.

  • 3.

    Dip 1/2 the Savoiardi biscuits quickly into the coffee mixture and then arrange over the base of a 1.25-1itre (5-cup) serving dish or six 250mls (1-cup) individual serving glasses.

  • 4.

    Spread half the mascarpone mixture evenly over the biscuits.

  • 5.

    Dip the remaining biscuits into the coffee mixture and then arrange in a single layer over the mascarpone layer.

  • 6.

    Finish with a layer of the remaining mascarpone mixture.

  • 7.

    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

  • 8.

    Sprinkle with the grated chocolate just before serving.


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