Friday, 8 February 2013


“Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.” - B. C. Forbes

Although we should eat a healthful diet, occasionally we may indulge ourselves a little and have a decadent dish or two. This is especially the case with rich, creamy, chocolaty desserts. The key take home point is moderation: Don’t have these too often and don’t have large portions. Otherwise, indulge yourself.
Chocolate Cream Dessert

1 package of choc ripple biscuits
250 grams mascarpone cheese
200 mL heavy whipping cream
200 mL milk
100 mL Frangelico liqueur (may substitute Crème de Cacao or Bailey’s)
100 grams caster sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Nutella spread
Chocolate (grated for garnish); and/or chopped nuts; and/or crushed biscuit crumbs
Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
Whip the cream in a large bowl and refrigerate. Soften the mascarpone cheese, mashing it well. Add the sugar, vanilla extract and half of the sugar. Mix well and add to the whipped cream, stirring through until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
You may assemble the dessert in individual containers (e.g. old fashioned dessert glasses or champagne bowls) or alternatively in a larger crystal bowl).
Mix the milk, Frangelico and the rest of the sugar. Dip a couple of the biscuits in the milk. Leave it for 20-30 seconds to become soft (be careful not to leave the biscuits too long, cause they will disintegrate).
Place a layer of biscuits in the serving plate. Dribble a couple spoonfuls of softened Nutella (microwave it for 5 seconds) over them. Add one layer of the mascarpone and cream mixture over that.
Repeat the steps until your cream cheese mixture and biscuits finish. Garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours, preferably overnight and serve cold.

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also part of the Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. ooooh, that looks (and sounds) sooo good! i honestly haven't tried mascarpone cheese yet, but have heard raves about it.
    Indeed, moderation is the key. sometimes it's just so hard when the temptation's within an arm's best shared with a loved one! :D

    thanks so much for taking the time to share and link over at Food Friday, Nick
    enjoy the weekend!

  2. My spouse won't eat sweets with sugar and fortunately you have added very little :) So what I might do is make the dessert when the family comes, give him a little just to taste and let the rest of us have a good time. After all, you DID suggest this dish was just for special occasions!