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Dolce al Cucchiaio

Dolce al Cucchiaio
  • coursePrimo piatto
  • difficultyEasy
  • preparation time15 minutes

Dolce al cucchiaio is a creamy dessert designed to be enjoyed "by the spoon." The versatile style ranges from elaborate semifreddi (try our torroncino!) to on-the-fly creations with whichever sweet treats you have in your kitchen.

To share a simple taste of dolci al cucchiaio with you, Eataly USA Head Pastry Chef Katia Delogu chose the main ingredients based on what was in her pantry: crumbly shortbread cookies and rich hazelnut spread.

Dolce al Cucchiaio (Spoonable Dessert)
Recipe courtesy of Eataly

Yield: 4 portions

8 shortbread cookies, such as Macine or Tarallucci by Mulino Bianco
1 (5.3-ounce) jar of hazelnut spread
4 ounces mascarpone
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup heavy cream, chilled

Crumble the cookies.

Stir the powdered sugar and mascarpone together until well combined. Pour the heavy cream into a chilled bowl, and whisk until peaks form. Fold in the mascarpone mixture, creating a sweet mascarpone cream.

In four chilled cups, add a generous spoonful of the hazelnut spread. Layer in a spoonful of the sweet mascarpone cream. Sprinkle a layer of the cookies. Repeat with another layer of the hazelnut spread, mascarpone cream, and a final sprinkling of cookies.

Serve chilled with a spoon, and enjoy!