Coffee and desserts: delicious recipes to enjoy
The smell of freshly brewed coffee in the air, the gentle gurgle of the espresso machine – there are few things more tempting than a good coffee. And what could be even better than combining coffee with delicious desserts? Just in time for “Coffee Day” on October 1, we invite you to immerse yourself in the world of sweet coffee delights. Here are three irresistible recipes that will take your coffee break to the next level.
Tiramisu: The classic from Italy
- 6 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 500g mascarpone
- 1 1/2 cups strong espresso coffee (cooled)
- 1/4 cup coffee liqueur (optional)
- 1 package of ladyfingers (approx. 24 pieces, Savoiardi is best)
- Cocoa powder for sprinkling
- Chocolate chips or grated chocolate for decoration
- Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat yolks with 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl until creamy.
- Stir the mascarpone into the egg yolk mixture until a smooth cream is formed.
- In a shallow bowl, mix the espresso and coffee liqueur (if using).
- Briefly dip the ladyfingers in the coffee mixture until lightly soaked and place in a baking dish.
- Spread half of the mascarpone cream over the cookies. Repeat the process with a second layer of sponge cake and mascarpone cream.
- Refrigerate the tiramisu for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
- Before serving, sprinkle with cocoa and garnish with chocolate chips or grated chocolate.
Tiramisu is a true classic that combines the flavors of coffee, mascarpone and chocolate in each delicious layer. It is the perfect dessert to sweeten your day.
Coffee ice cream: a refreshing treat
- 2 cups weak coffee (cooled)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups whipped cream (fat)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Roasted coffee beans or chocolate chips for decoration
- In a bowl, mix the cooled coffee and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Add whipped cream and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and stir according to the manufacturer’s instructions until it reaches the consistency of soft ice cream.
- Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight until firm.
- Before serving, portion into balls and garnish with roasted coffee beans or chocolate chips as desired.
This homemade coffee ice cream is a refreshing treat that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your coffee cravings on hot days.
Coffee panna cotta
- 2 cups whipped cream (fat)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp ground coffee (espresso or strong brewed coffee)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 packet (approx. 2 1/4 teaspoons) gelatin powder
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Fresh berries or chocolate chips for decoration (optional)
- In a saucepan, heat whipping cream and sugar over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Stir occasionally during this process.
- Add the ground coffee and stir well to make sure it dissolves completely. Simmer the mixture over low heat for about 5 minutes to infuse the coffee flavor.
- Meanwhile, soak the gelatin powder in 3 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl. Let stand for about 5 minutes until dissolved.
- Remove the brewed coffee-upper mixture from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Then stir in the dissolved gelatin until everything is well mixed.
- Pour the panna cotta mixture into small dessert glasses.
- Let the desserts cool at room temperature, then refrigerate them for at least 4 hours or overnight until firm.
- Before serving, garnish the coffee panna cotta with fresh berries or chocolate chips to give it an extra touch.
Coffee Panna Cotta is an elegant and flavorful dessert that perfectly combines the flavors of coffee and cream. It is a great choice to indulge coffee lovers.
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