Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Pause that Refreshes...


Coffee and Chocolate - a perfect combo to soothe, after having crazy shopping days ...





CREMA AL CAFE’ CON CIOCCOLATA or COFFEE CREAM WITH CHOCOLATE ‘CHIPS’

This dessert taste a bit like Tiramisù but it’s miles lighter and much easier to eat a lot of!

The original recipe is from La cucina Siciliana av Maria Adele di Leo but the chocolate was added.


CREMA AL CAFE’ CON CIOCCOLATA or COFFEE CREAM WITH CHOCLOATE ‘CHIPS’

3 egg yolks
½ dl sugar
1 dl very strong coffee
1 dl milk
1 tsp flour
1 ½ dl fresh cream
30-40 gr coarsely grated dark chocolate

- Whip the egg yolks and the sugar until they turn pale yellow-white.
- Add coffee, milk and sift the flour into the egg mixture. Stir properly.
- Let it simmer on low heat until it thickens, stir all the time.
- Put it aside to cool.
- While it gets cold, you whip the cream and grate the chocolate into coarse chips and when the cream is cold, add the whipped cream and the chocolate ‘chips’. Save some so that you can sprinkle them over the cream when you serve it!

45 comments:

sister celtic said...

YUMMMY TERRY.. UMMMMMMM THANKS!

mergrl said...

Terry that looks totally decadent and oh so wonderful :0)

I think we definitely need this at the party :0)

tsduff said...

Hi Anne - yumm is right!

Trace, I'll whip up a batch when I arrive :-D

Jeanne said...

Chocolate Coffee Mousse. I think I'll dream about it tonight, having seen it first at bedtime. I hope it's the good kind of dream, where I actually get to taste it, and not the bad kind of dream where it disappears or I wake up just when I'm about to begin.

tsduff said...

Hi Jeanne - How's life in Sweden today? Dreams are sweet, and are calorie free :-) Hope you have the good kind of dream where someone special makes the mousse for you, and then you get to taste it too!

Sherri said...

These look scrumptios!! Mmmmmm..... chocolate!

Crazy Me said...

That looks so freaking good!!

tsduff said...

Sherri - chocolate is the cure for all that ails....yum.

tsduff said...

Hi Angela,

It IS freakin good! I think you need to bring some to the doc so he will spin you around on the table... I think it would work ;-)

Anonymous said...

Damn,that sure beats cold coffee,not that cold coffee is bad,But treats are GREAT.Though I have no thoughts of changing my wardrobe do to an increase in waist band size.Been there done that,Tall mocha every morning plus apple fritter for a year.

Trée said...

That looks great. Thanks for fixin Terry!

tsduff said...

Anonymous, hey come on, I told you they are calorie free! Help yourself :-D

tsduff said...

Trée

They're on the house - plenty for all. Hurry up before they get melty.

Anonymous said...

Back from the store with whipping cream and dark chocolate.MMM !!!! What delicious thoughts.

mergrl said...

Hey Ter, getting ready to head for the evening, have a good rest of the day at work, I'll see you later (hugs)

mergrl said...

out for the evening, dang I cannot type today LOL

tsduff said...

Have a fun night Trace - TTFN :-)

tsduff said...

Back from the store with whipping cream and dark chocolate.MMM !!!! What delicious thoughts.

Delicious indeed... ;-D

Agnes Mitchell said...

Oh Terry! That is just plain sinful. Go say some Hail Mary's or something. How could you post a recipe like that? I'll be ADDICTED!!
(I think you could be punished for contributing to the delinqency of the insane.) ;)

mergrl said...

Hey Terry
hope you are having a great evening!

tsduff said...

I'll be ADDICTED

LOL, Agnes, there are worse things to be addicted to...Besides, looking isn't a sin :-D

tsduff said...

Hey girl - how was dress rehearsal?

mergrl said...

went very well considering it was the first time everyone was together, how is your evening going

tsduff said...

It is okay - I'm overdosing on coffee, and flipping out because I just ran out. That means I HAVE to go out and get some more or I'll have a very rough morning.

mergrl said...

bummer, definite must to have coffee in the AM, can't you just stop on the way to work and get some already made?

Autumn Storm said...

Total decadence - I like! Thanks for posting this, Terry, always looking for a bit of decadence ;-). Definitely having me some of this today!!

tsduff said...

LOL Tracey, without a doubt I'll have to resort to that... I just can't seem to unpry myself once I'm home. It is so cold tonight!

mergrl said...

Terry, can I get 4 chocolate things carry out please :0)

I need some chocolate and all I have in my house is crap that is good for you.

cold and rainy here too

tsduff said...

Chocolate: curses us with desire for it's sweetness... 4 cups coming right up, express :-D

mergrl said...

thanks sweetie, and check your email

Autumn Storm said...

"all I have in my house is crap that is good for you" rofl

mergrl said...

well I do, its all green and colorful and full of fiber, who wants to eat that, must have decadant chocolate stuff

Autumn Storm said...

My house is full of cake (love to bake), come on over!

mergrl said...

mmmmm cake, I love cake,I even love the word cake, but then the barbi would find out and she would come up with new and horrible ways to torture me :0)

mergrl said...

Morning Terry, hope you have a good wednesday :0)

Autumn Storm said...

Yikes, forgot I wanted to go shopping for the whipped cream - to lazy to face the cold now, will have to save decadence for tomorrow!
Are you starting to love the torture yet, Trace? You will, and won't be able to live without it :-)
Morning Terry :-)

Jeanne said...

Since I didn't dream about it at all, I'll just have to make it.

Life in Sweden is a mirrir of life in California, at least right before Christmas. Deciding presents is driving me mad, mad MAD!!!!

Otherwise, I think I'm going to bake bread and relax the rest of today.

mergrl said...

Hey Terry, how is your day going?

Hope they aren't driving you too crazy :0)

tsduff said...

Hi Trace,
I AM crazy. You can't even see the tip of my head because it is buried so deep in ....paper. I was going to call it something else but I'm trying to behave. Way to much stuff going on today. I can't believe it is only 3:15 - seems like it should be almost 6 already. Auuughhhh!

mergrl said...

its almost over my friend, hang tight (hugs)

Anonymous said...

two minutes to go :-}

mergrl said...

morning Terry, happy Thursady :0)

Autumn Storm said...

What she said :)

mergrl said...

LOL but spelled correctly of course LOL

Lindsey said...

This will be perfect for my mom.