Do you have an installed sprinkler system for your yard? This has absolutely nothing to do with this post, I'm just curious. I'm also extremely, extremely jealous of you if you do. I spent three hours this morning watering my flower beds and the yard. Everytime I do it, it's like I have to reinvent the wheel. I move the sprinklers an inch that way, an inch this way. Some important plant or bed is always getting missed. By 10 am, I am soaked, hot and sweaty, my day might as well be over with, I have had it.
After a morning of wrestling with the sprinklers, I deserve this. An incredibly quick and easy dessert. Hey dessert is not just for after dinner. There is nothing written in the rule books that says you can't have dessert at 10 AM. I don't know how authentic this is, but I don't care, it's good and it's easy. It comes from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast and you can also find it here.
3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
1 bar (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 packages (3 ounces each) soft ladyfingers
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
1.In a medium bowl, mix espresso powder with 3 tablespoons boiling water until the espressor powder is dissolved. Add 1 1/2 cups cold water; set aside.
2.With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with heavy cream and sugar until light and fluffy.
3.Spread a few tablespoons of cream-cheese mixture in the bottom of a 2-quart serving dish. Separate ladyfingers. One by one, dip a third of ladyfingers in espresso, then arrange in bottom of dish. Spread with a third of cream-cheese mixture. Repeat twice with remaining ladyfingers, espresso, and cream-cheese mixture (can be refrigerated, covered, up to 1 day).
4.Dust with cocoa just before serving.