Instead of layering the ladyfingers with whipped high-fat mascarpone cheese, a light and creamy mixture of sweetened ricotta cheese and yogurt is used. A sprinkling of grated dark chocolate is the finishing touch.
- 8 ladyfingers, halved
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur or brandy
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
- 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 square (1 ounce) semi-sweet dark chocolate, grated
How to make it 20 minutes, plus chilling
Some More Ideas
* Low-fat vanilla yogurt can be substituted for the plain yogurt to add a bit more flavor.
* Instead of grated chocolate, decorate the tops of the desserts by dusting each with 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder.
* Ricotta cheese is much lower in fat and calories than the creamy mascarpone that is traditionally used for tiramisu. Adding yogurt to the ricotta provides creaminess and helps to decrease the fat content even further.
* Dark chocolate is a good source of copper, a mineral that helps the body to absorb iron. As dark chocolate is also a source of iron, there is a double nutritional benefit to including it in this dessert.
Nutritional Information(per serving)
- Calories: 242
- Calories from Fat: 41
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 42mg
- Sodium: 162mg
- Carbs: 36g
- Sugars: 29g
- Protein: 13g
- Fiber: 1g
Excellent source of calcium, phosphorus. Good source of riboflavin, vitamin A.
Exchanges: carbohydrate 2 1/2, fat 1