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Traditional tiramisù owes its superlative richness to a mixture of mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, and egg yolks. To make a healthier version with the same luscious texture, we use cottage cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, and low-fat cream cheese (aka neufchatel) for a filling that’s creamy and thick. Vanilla extract and dark rum flavor the lightly sweetened mixture. We soak the ladyfingers—already fairly figure-friendly—in a potent mixture of espresso and more dark rum and finish the whole thing off with a dusting of bittersweet cocoa powder.
Be sure to use the crisp, firm ladyfingers found in the cookie or international aisle, not the fresh, cakelike ladyfingers found in the bakery department. Depending on the brand, 5 ounces is about 25 to 30 ladyfingers. You can substitute ¾ cup of strong brewed coffee for the hot water and espresso powder.
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