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    Affogato with Boozy Cantuccini Biscuits

    Affogato is a classic Italian dish of espresso poured over ice cream. Served with almond biscuits soaked in Marsala, it's one of the easiest desserts ever.

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes to 15 minutes
    • Total time: 10 minutes to 15 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 6


    • 12 Corsini Cantuccini alle Mandorle (almond biscuits)
    • 6 tbsp Marsala or dessert wine
    • 500ml tub Waitrose Roasted Coffee Ice Cream
    • 150ml hot espresso or fresh coffee
    • ½ x 100g bar Waitrose Swiss Plain Chocolate with Coffee, finely grated


    1. Place 2 cantuccini biscuits in each of 6 heatproof glass dessert bowls or tumblers. Pour a tablespoon of the Marsala over the cantuccini and leave to soak for 5-10 minutes.
    2. When ready to serve, remove the ice cream from the freezer and make the coffee either in a cafetiére, filter or espresso machine.
    3. Place a large scoop of the ice cream in each glass and take to the table. Just before eating, pour a little of the hot coffee over. Top with grated chocolate.

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    Cook's tips

    As an alternative, soak Corsini Cantuccini Chocolate Chip biscuits, as above. Serve with chocolate ice cream drizzled with hot chocolate sauce (make your own by melting a 100g bar of plain chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water).


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