Warm your guests up with this tantalizing dessert on a snowy winter evening. A friend of mine told me it was 3 degrees outside and they were sitting by the fire and wanting something sweet – well honey child, here it is!
¼ cup hot water
¼ cup hot chocolate powder
¼ cup butterscotch schnapps
2 whole eggs
2 tablespoons marshmallow cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cups mascarpone cheese
Whipped cream for garnish
Butterscotch candy for garnish
Place 2 tsp. of hot chocolate mix into hot water, and stir till dissolved. Then add in the butterscotch schnapps and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. In a double boiler, whisk 2 egg yolks and remaining sugars (by hand) very quickly until well blended and the mixture lightens and becomes pourable. Don’t overcook the eggs. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk 2 egg whites till they form stiff peaks; add marshmallow cream; stir; set aside. Fold the mascarpone cheese into the egg yolk mixture. Fold this mixture into the egg white mixture.
Using 2 mugs, place 3 ladyfingers at the bottom of the cup. Generously brush with the hot cocoa-butterscotch mixture. Spoon in the mascarpone mixture on top of the ladyfingers; sprinkle with hot chocolate powder. Repeat process twice, ending with the ladyfingers and top with whipped cream. Top with mini marshmallows, a dusting of hot chocolate mix, pulverized butterscotch candy sprinkles, and a wafer straw.