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1 packet sponge fingers
2 teaspoons coffee granules dissolved in 1/4 pint hot water
3 teaspoons brandy
1 227g carton Rich's Pareve Whip
1 525g vanilla flavour soya dessert/pudding
1/2 kilo (1 lb.) grated chocolate
I prepared the three mixtures so that all the ingredients were ready to assemble - it was very quick and easy.
Mix the dissolved coffee mixture with the brandy and leave to cool.
Whip up Rich's Pareve Whip and then mix in soy dessert and continue to whip (this mixture was quite loose).
For the grated chocolate I used good chocolate drops--and put in the food processor to get quite coarse and crunchy but small pieces.
Dip half the sponge fingers in the coffee/brandy mixture and lay in the bottom of a 7" to 8" dish. Put half the cream mixture on this. Sprinkle half of the grated chocolate over this; repeat.
I promised a while ago I would get this recipe for Tiramisu. Now I have it and I made it this Shabbas with a couple of variations because my family don't like coffee and we didn't have any brandy in the house! I would doubt that all the ingredients are available everywhere in the world but I am certain there must be very good substitutes available. Because I was serving this for Shabbas lunch and I assembled it before Shabbas I kept back some grated chocolate to put on top of the dessert before I served it.
Because my family doesn't like coffee or brandy I dipped the sponge fingers into orange juice instead of the coffee/brandy mixture. It went down very well--but I think I would have liked the coffee/brandy better.
When this was served at the Italian-style Sheva Brachos that I went to it was served in individual disposable dishes. It looked really impressive.
I think sponge fingers must be what you call ladyfingers.
I didn't use brandy or coffee when I made it. I used orange juice. I think you could experiment with any liquid you liked the taste of. The liquid is just to soften and flavour the "ladyfingers".
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did; it is certainly something I will make again. It was delicious and easy to make. I made it less than an hour before Shabbas with no problem.
Posted by Avril Nagatoff
Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A