Buddy's Maple Mascarpone Cream
An Italian favorite to serve with pandoro or panettone, or even on crepes, or to dip your cantucci biscotti, this mascarpone cream is inspired by "Elf", the movie. Instead of rum or brandy, this uses maple syrup for an extra boost in flavor. Buddy might put it on spaghetti, but I wouldn't advise it.
If you prefer, you can pasteurize the eggs with a sugar syrup. Beat whole eggs with 1/4 cup sugar. Heat 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water until it reaches 250 degrees F (121 degrees C). Mix the syrup into the creamed eggs in a slow, steady stream until fully incorporated and sides of the bowl are cool to the touch. Mix in mascarpone and maple syrup. This method doesn't use the whipped egg whites, but is delicious all the same.
This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg.