Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I need more coffee during my day

Someone should make this and give me a fully detailed report (I'm too lazy):

Coffee Fluff

Makes about four cups

4 tablespoons good ground coffee

2 cups water

1/4 cup light brown sugar

Pinch salt

2 envelopes gelatin

2 cups heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons good rum or cognac (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate shavings and curls

Brew the coffee with the water using a French press. Put in a small bowl or a glass measuring cup. Stir in the sugar and pinch of salt and sprinkle the gelatin over top. Let it soften for a few minutes then whisk vigorously until gelatin is thoroughly dissolved. Refrigerate until it is set - about two hours.

Add the liquor, vanilla and a pinch of the salt to the cream. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Remove the cream to a separate bowl, and whip the coffee gelatin, quite firm by this point, until it is frothy and creamy. It will look like a thick dark mocha espresso drink, but still with tiny flecks of brown coffee jelly. Stir this frothed coffee jelly and the cream together.

Spoon into a mold or individual cups and refrigerate again until set - at least an hour. It will still be quite soft and creamy, like a refrigerator version of ice cream.

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