This is one of those ridiculously easy desserts that literally takes about 10 minutes to make and is just wickedly wonderful.
The only drawback of this dessert is that you can't make it in advance, but hey, some times it impresses guests if you get up from the dinner table and tell them you are just quickly going to throw together a dessert.
One of the main ingredients in this dessert is sugared almonds, but they are not always all that easy to find, so be adventurous and play around with other sweetened nuts, particularly the caramelized options. In fact, I have even substituted sugared almonds with sweet peanuts or nuts covered in dark chocolate.
For those who struggle to find marsala, you can use local fortified wine such as port, sherry, jerepigo and hanepoot as substitute although marsala does add a rather special flavour to the dessert.
To serve four portions of nuts and mascarpone you need:
2 tablespoons marsala wine
½ cup thickened cream, whipped well
½ cup sugared almonds, coarsely crunched or chopped
1 cup of smooth runny honey (warm the jar in warm water before using to make it easier to pour)
8 sponge finger biscuits
Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and divide into four individual dessert glasses or bowls.
Serve with the finger biscuits.