I thought I'd share a terrific dessert recipe. I make this TIRAMISU TRIFLE all of the time, but it's always a big hit. It's great for book club meetings since it's so easy to make.
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules (or use strongly brewed coffee)
1/4 cup coffee liqueur
2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfingers
1 teaspoon cocoa
Beat cheese, sugar, and 1/2 cup whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Beat remain 2 cups whipping cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture.
Stir together 1 cup hot water and coffee granules until dissolved. Stir in liqueur.
Split ladyfingers in half, and brush cut sides of ladyfingers evenly with coffee mixture.
Arrange one-fourth of ladyfingers in bottom of a 4 quart trifle bowl. Top with one-fourth of cheese mixure. Repear layers 3 times. Sprinkle with cocoa. Chill tiramisu at least 2 hours.