'Ten minute Tiramisu'

Serves 4-6


3 heaped teaspoons instant coffee
150 ml boiling water
3 heaped tsp sugar
15ml brandy or cointreau
1 pack trifle sponges
300ml whipping cream
100g mascapone
50g dark chocolate


Mix the coffee with the boiling water then add the sugar and brandy or cointreau

Cut the trifle sponges in half horizontally, then dip them in the coffee mix, squeezing them out a little so they aren't too wet.

Lay the sponges into a casserole or deep flan dish.

Whip half the cream until almost at stiff peaks with a little sugar, then whip in the mascapone and any remaining coffee mix.

Smooth this over the sponges.

Whip the remaining cream with a little of the liqueur of your choice, smooth that on top and sprinkle with grated chocolate, cocoa powder or whatever you fancy.

Allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour.