1/4 cup coffee liqueur
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons espresso powder
6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons ground chocolate or sweetened cocoa
Ladyfingers are little oblong sponge cakes that look like wide fingers. We prefer the crisp Italian savoyardi variety to the soft sponge-cake type.