This is something we have never made before, and it was so simple and quick, a great dessert after a pizza dinner at home with the family. We found that a nice sub for fat-laden mascarpone is neufchatel cream cheese.
2 packages hard ladyfinger cookies
3 tbsp. espresso powder mixed with 2/3 cup hot water
2 tbsp. rum
3 tbsp. raw sugar
1 8-oz. block neufchatel cheese
1 small container of whipping cream
5 tbsp. raw sugar
1/3 of dark chocolate bar, shavings
Arrange cookies along the bottom of a long pan. Pour warm espresso-rum mixture over the cookies to soak them and let this sit. Whip cheese, cream, and sugar until fluffy, and spread this over soaked cookies. Top generously with shaved chocolate. It should be in fridge for an hour or two before serving.