21 Aug Annie’s Il Diplomatico Espresso Dessert
Annie’s Il Diplomatico Espresso Dessert
This no-bake tiramisu-style dessert is a Byron Bay Coffee Company favourite. “Il Diplomatico” (Italian for “The Diplomat”) is just that, a true peacekeeper. This dessert can pacify even the toughest critic.
So easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, here is Byron Bay Coffee Company Ambassador Extraordinaire Annie’s version.
100g quality dark chocolate
1 packet Savoiardi sponge finger biscuits
5 teaspoons sugar
5 tablespoons cold water
1 packet of hazelnuts
Generous dash of Marsala
Beat egg yolks
Beat egg whites to a meringue like consistency
Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water
Fold in beaten eggs and mix well
Combine coffee, water, sugar and Marsala in a bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved
Dip biscuits into bowl
Line a baking dish with soaked biscuits
Pour a layer of the chocolate mixture over biscuits
Sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts
Repeat with layer of soaked biscuits
Cover with foil and refrigerate
Best made 2-3 days prior to serving
Can last between 10-15 days
Serve with fresh berries, cream and a sprig of mint.