- 5 large eggs
- 5 or 6 lemons
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups limoncello liqueur
- 1 cup water
- 1 pound (2 cups) Mascarpone, at room temperature
- 40 ladyfingers (preferably imported Italian savoiardi), or more as needed
Pour just enough water in the double-boiler pan so the water level is right below the bottom of the mixing bowl when it is sitting in the pan. Separate the eggs, putting yolks into the large bowl of the double boiler and the whites into another stainless-steel bowl for whipping by hand or with an electric mixer.
Remove the zest of two or more of the lemons, using a fine grater, to get 2 tablespoons of zest. Squeeze out and strain the juice of these and the other lemons to get 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice.