Saturday, 8 August 2009
"Irish Coffee" Pudding
We have a group of friends who always insist on Irish Coffee at the end of our lunches! Although this a pudding and coffee in one I don't think I would dare to serve it instead of the real thing! I will have to save this for other occasions! 6 eggs 8 ounces sugar 1 cup very strong coffee 1 1/2 ounces powdered gelatin 1/3 cup whiskey* 10 fluid ounces whipping cream 3 ounces crushed walnuts *You can also use Irish Mist. Separate the yolks from the whites of eggs. In a bowl, cream with yolks with the sugar. Heat the coffee until hot but not boiling: add the gelatin and dissolve it in the coffee. Add this mixture to the yolks and sugar. Beat well and put the bowl over a pot of boiling water. Continue beating until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat, and when the bowl has cooled a little, place it over cracked ice and continue stirring. When the mixture is on the point of setting, whip the cream and fold it in. Add the whiskey or Irish Mist. Lastly, fold in the well-beaten egg whites. Pour into a soufflé‚ dish that has a double thickness of parchment paper tied around it: the paper should come up 3 inches above the top of the soufflé‚ dish, or fill individual souffle moulds. When set cover with 1 cup heavy cream, whipped, sweetened with 1 T granulated sugar. scatter with nuts or other decorations. You can serve this with berries if you like!