So, after coffee and sweets, we headed home and I got to thinking about oen of my favorite recipes from a while ago: Coffee Jelly. Set the wayback machine to 2011
Yes, folks, you read it correctly. As I type this, I have coffee jelly hopefully gelling in my fridge. I first had this with my sweetie and a dear friend at a Japanese restaurant on the Upper East Side of New York. It was as delicious as the concept was astonishing.
You may have noticed I don't make a lot of desserts. This is generally because they require more exact measurements than I tend to use. I wasn't exact with this either, so let's see how it goes:
My ingredients (makes 4 half cup servings):
- 4 oz espresso (purchased from the nearby cafe. We don't own a coffee maker) (this has since been rectified)
- 12 oz water
- 1 heaping T of sugar (according to the local authenticity monitor, the sweet in this dessert should be incorporated into the whipped cream topping)
- 1 envelope Knox gelatin, which works out to about a Tablespoon
Dissolve the gelatin in 4 T of water
Add the coffee, gelatin and water to a small saucepan. Stir on low until gelatin and sugar is dissolved. Strain through coffee filter (You can use your coffee maker for this). Pour into serving dishes. Chill. Write blog entry. Check fridge every 20 minutes until sweetie tells you to calm down and go watch the Criminal Minds marathon on A&E.
I'm leaving the making of the topping to my sweetie. Later this evening, or possibly tomorrow, we will have the results.
The results were delicious
A friend in Tennessee makes this as a special treat for family gatherings. The local authenticity monitor is amused.