Zuppa inglesemeans "English soup," a reference to its triflelike appearance.But the dessert (dolce) is actually a Tuscan classic, made withlayered pastry cream, chocolate sauce, and wine-soakedladyfingers.
Arrange half the ladyfingers in the bottom of an 8-inch square serving dish. Drizzle with half the wine. Spread 1 1/2 cups pastry cream on top. Drizzle 1/2 cup chocolate sauce over cream. Repeat, adding another layer each of ladyfingers, wine, pastry cream, and chocolate sauce. Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 4 hours.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled.