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I made my own mascarpone at home to make this delicious desserts, infact I have made this several times and my daughter loves it so much. This time I thought of setting them in a nice glasses rather than a 8” round shape. Its so simple and easy to make too.
I have topped with chocolate ganache, you can do the way you like.
Recipe adapted from Divinetaste.com
125 gm digestive biscuits
1 tbsp cocoa powder
60 gm butter at room temperature
5 tbsp agar agar
1 cup water
2 cups mascarpone cheese
1 cup icing sugar or confectioners sugar
¾ cup thick yogurt
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips + 2 tbsp butter
Place the biscuits in a zip loc pouch, seal and with the help of a rolling pin, crush the biscuits to a fine powder.
Put the biscuit powder in a mixing bowl, add the cocoa powder and the room temperature butter and mix with your finger tips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs and the butter is well mixed into the biscuit powder. Alternatively, make this in a food processor.
Press this mixture over the base of the glass or 8” spring form pan.
Refrigerate for half an hour or place in the deep freezer for 10 min.
If the agar agar is in bars, process it into flakes in a blender. Place the china grass in a bowl of water (1 cup) and allow it to soak while you prepare the other ingredients for the filling.
In a large bowl, with a wire whisk or a hand blender, beat the mascarpone, sugar & yogurt until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla, mix well and keep aside.
Melt the chocolate with the butter in a double boiler. Allow to cool slightly and then slowly stir it into the mascarpone mixture and mix well.
Place the agar agar with the water and allow it to melt, stirring all the while, over a low flame. Once it melts completely pour it over a strainer into the cheese-chocolate mixture, . It is important to keep stirring the cheese mixture as china grass sets very fast and we need to prevent the formation of tiny lumps.
Immediately pour the prepared mixture into the prepared crust.
Allow to set in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
Garnish with grated chocolate if desired.