The first time I made this dish was two years ago for one of my coworkers who requested it as her birthday dessert. My one problem at that time was locating lady fingers, the cookies that are the foundation of a tiramisu. So I made due with what I could find and while the dessert was delicious, I wanted to make another one in the future. My same awesome coworker asked for it this year, and I made sure to deliver.
- 2 Tbsp of Maxwell House instant coffee
- 1 Tbsp of sugar
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) ladyfingers, split & divided (I actually got two 6 oz. packages and used 9 oz.)
- 2 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufschatel cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups thawed whipped cream
- 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Dissolve combine coffee granules and 1 Tbsp. sugar in boiling water. Arrange 1 pkg. ladyfingers on the bottom of 11x9-inch dish; brush with 1/2 cup coffee. (I spooned the coffee over the ladyfingers using a regular tea spoon.)
2. Beat Neufschatel cheese in a large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add 1/2 cup sugar; mix well. Whisk in whipped cream.
3. Spread half the Neufschatel cheese mixture over ladyfingers in dish; top with remaining ladyfingers. Brush with remaining coffee mixture; cover with remaining Neufschatel cheese mixture. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Refrigerate 4 hours.