You need

4 medium eggs
4 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
2x250g (8½ oz, 2 boxes) Mascarpone cheese (Mascarpone from Asda and Morrisons are the best for this)
250ml (9fl oz) cold strong black coffee, espresso
50g rum
200g (7oz, 1 box) sponge fingers
unsweetened cocoa powder

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Beat the egg whites until stiff.

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Beat the egg yolks with sugar and vanilla, add mascarpone until thick and creamy. Next add the beaten egg whites and gently mix.

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Use sponge fingers to line a serving dish.

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Mix the cold coffee with rum in a shallow bowl. Pour half of it over the sponge fingers.

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Pour half of Mascarpone cream into the dish.

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Sprinkle the cream with cocoa powder.

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Dip the rest of the sponge fingers in the liquid, soaking both sides and arrange on top.

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Pour in the remaining half of the cream and smooth the surface.  Sprinkle with cocoa powder using a small sieve. Put it to the fridge for a few hours. :)

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…and now you can savour :)

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