Monday, 3 November 2008

Spiced creamy coffee jellies



We had a wonderful one week of holiday doing nothing.
Well by nothing I mean no serious stuff. Went for a concert , a singer my daughter is crazy about .
It was fun to go there, but then one looks so old in between all these teenagers.

We went for cycling ( 20km) went for a long walk on the beach and came back through the woods.
Othere than had we had a small party at home.

Didn't do anything special , just did a cheese plate with differnt variety of cheese and with french bread and this dessert. Also made a delicious snack to serve with Champagne from Ivys place Kopiastewill post it one of these days.

Actually we opened up the bottle a a late celebration for my daughters 16th birthday which was on Jully.We did celebrate with my family back in India but didn't do anything here.

I know it is almost 3 months back, but yeah everybody was busy, when hubby was free on a weekend other were not free and it went on and on...........

My daughter have four clelbration for her b'day if we are in India the year.
One with my sis and family in Bangalore ( if we are in India)
One with my mom and bunch in Kerala, then before leaving to India she has a celebration with her few good school friends and then when we are back from India with my hubbies family.

So this is the dessert I served for the last party.It is almost like pannacotta, but then it is a recipe i got from Good food magazine, they call it jelly.

You can call what ever you want , it doesn't matter as it is really delicious and not to mention super easy to make them.

Here at home I don't buy powdered coffee ( i do have my bottle of nescafe for when i just feel like having a taste from back home)
I buy coffee beans. So every morning i take the amount of coffee beans i need and powder them in my small coffee frinder and make coffee, the smell in the house in the morning is so wonderful.
I buy always my coffee beans from a special coffee shop were they sell only various variety of coffees and tea.
But this time I bought this LavAzza coffee beans from the supermarket.You might ask what was the reason for it.
I can only give this reason. When we were in India few months back, one of our favourite place to have coffee or a coffee based drink was in Barista.
And there i saw them using this coffee and thought why not give it a try.

This is my entry for Meeta's monthly mingle event
and also to Aparna's Sweet Celebration event
Also sending to Ivy's Time to be thankful day event.
She had written we should write why we are thankfull. I am really greatful for what I have in my life.

Ingridients:
4 sheet gelatine
285 ml double cream
2 tbsp sugar
4 cardamom pods crushed.
300 ml strong black coffee

For the coffee Syrup:
200ml black coffee
200 gm sugar
2 tbsp Kahlua ( optional) but it does gives a wonderful taste to the syrup

Soak the gelatine in cold water untill softened. Put the cream sugar and cardamom in a pan and gentley heat, don't boil.
Squeeze the gelatine and stir in untill dissolved, then stir in the coffee. Strain the liquid into small coffecups or glass and chill atleast 4 hours untill set or overnight

To make the coffee syrup, simmer the coffee and the sugar untill the sugar has dissolved. Cook the mixture for 5 minutes.
Stir in the Kahula and cool. ( you can keep them in the fridge)
Just before serving, flood the top of eah glass/cup with syrup.

55 comments:

ranji said...

woooow!!the jellies look so creamy and fabulous...so tempting ..i can feel it just melting in my mouth!!nice entry :)

Yasmeen said...

Decadent Coffee jellies to satisfy coffee cravings!

Laavanya said...

Coffee jelly sounds so tempting and I can imagine the flavor of freshly ground beans.

Looks like you had a relaxing holiday - hope you didn't find the concert too loud... :)

Cham said...

Hmmm, I can smell here the aroma,It is an elegant dessert :)
Hope ur daught had a sweet sixteen party!

Happy cook said...

Ranji thankyou, they were superb, one of the desserts which i will make again.

Yasmeen Thankyou

Laavanya Well i did cotton in my ears, last year i went wiht her for a wild rock concert and i fainted there, so you can imagine the people in that hall, so i got vclever this time :-)

Cham thankyou yeah she did and few of them too.

Rachel said...

A perfect way to celebrate!

Sireesha said...

Jellies look sooooo creamy ,gorgeous and droolyfying.....

Bhawana said...

happy Cook this is soooo tempting, I mean I want it now :)).

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Looks yummy..love the idea of combining cofy in a jelly..

Divya Vikram said...

I justlove the smell of coffee! This looks too good!

kamala said...

Belated Bday wishes to ur daughter..I dont drink Coffee or tea..but I am sure it looks delicious

Cooking and the City said...

yum coffee jelly! looks and sounds delicious :-)

Happy cook said...

Rachel thankyou

Sireesha now that i look to the pic i am also drooling :-)

Bhawana hi hi thankyou my snetiments exactly

Mahima and Dhivya thankyou

Kamala thankyou. I too never drank coffee till i got maarried and now i have to have my coffee.

Cooking and the city thankyou

DEESHA said...

wow .. that looks really delish

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

so tempting. the jellies look so creamy.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happycook, what an absolutely beautiful dessert. I love , love, love coffee (and chocolate). So your recipe really caught my eye. I too love grinding my own coffee beans before making a pot. I also have a jar of Nescafe (just incase). Great minds. My daughter and I are planning on taking a couple of days during the holidays and experimenting with Starbucks coffee recipes. I'll have to pull out the old espresso machine. Great post.

Uma said...

anything with coffee is good for me! Jellies look so fabulous and mouth-watering HC!

Maria said...

what a special treat to have!

We Are Never Full said...

This is so creative and so incredibly delicious looking. Yum. could i trade this for my normal morning cup?

Superchef said...

the jellies look so fabulously amazing!! when u talk about grinding coffee beans every morning, i could almost smell the aroma here!!

meeso said...

That is a nice dessert, something different!

Kalai said...

Wow! What an amazing look to this dessert! I love the look of the jelly against the creamy bottom. Absolutely decadent! :)

Aparna said...

This sounds and looks lovely, and a great way to celebrate a party, especially of you love your coffee. This would be a hit here.
I really need to check if agar will work instead of gelatine.
Thanks for joining me in celebrating too.

sowmya said...

nice jelly..yummy dessert..

jayasree said...

Perfect dessert for the sweet 16 party. I can smell fresh powdered coffee ...

LG said...

anything with coffee I am all ready with my sleeves up ..those jellies look very tempting..

vanpham said...

WOW! this is a great treat! I really want to try it out soon.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Wonderful idea! and so pretty too!

Meeta K said...

oh this does look fantastic. a lovely entry! glad you could make it. been missing you at a few of the mingles!

romaspace said...

great idea to have coffee jelly! Looks delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

This is an awesome recipe. Pics are making me to grab and lick it off. I too have Lavazaa waiting in my kitchen shelf from so long. Now time to try this out i think. Bookmarked.

Mallugirl said...

coffee desserts are too good to pass up. Celebrations are a great way to remember special occasions , even if they are late.:)

Priya said...

Am awestuck to see such a wonderful jellies with creamy coffee, no words to say..amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bellini Valli said...

You do have a lot to be thankful for. Thank you so much for entering our event and raising awareness for the worlds hungry.

Happy cook said...

Deesha and Lakshmi thankyou

Teresa i am looking forward to see why you and your daughter is going to make with the starbuck coffee.

Ume me too i love coffee

Maria thankyou

We ar enever full hi hi i would say take as a desserrt :-)

Superchef thankyou, i think what i love about grinding my coffee beans is the amell in the whole house, just love it

Meeso thankyou

Kalai thankyou

Aparna i am sure you will love them if you make it, i too will look aboout agar meausurements

Sowmya and jayshree thankyou

lg me too i love coffee

Vanpham do try you will love it

Bombay- it is indeed delicious

Meeta thankyou, yeah was busy and went to indian so coudn't join up in the mingle event for a while

roomaspace thankyou

Kitchen flavour do try it you will fal in love with it as i did

Mallugirl yeah , i love celebration especially when it comes to the dessert part

Priya thankyou verymuch

Bellini valli thankyou, it was my pleasure

Mansi said...

hey, this looks awesome HC! and interesting too...I would love to try this with some whipped cream and hot chocolate:)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

belated happy bday to ur daughter!!

and that jelly looks delicious, a great entry for the events :-)

raaji said...

vooooo.....lovely combo......sth differrent

anudivya said...

That looks great! 20 km of cycling sure would make me crave this...

n33ma said...

looks refreshing.

AnuSriram said...

That looks awesome... Hope u had wonderful holidays and a fabulous sweet 16 party!

Usha said...

The jellies look truly elegant and very tempting and inviting....

Ivy said...

Hi Happy Cook. Happy belated birthday wishes for your daughter. I am glad you enjoyed Saganaki and your dessert looks delicious. Thanks for your lovely entry for the event.

Jeena said...

These look amazing happy! :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Why do you tempt me so much... After the festivities I have put off sweets for a while now these jellies mmm I cant imagine not to have them...

Nags said...

coffee jelly? who would have thought of that combo first, i wonder :)

veena said...

Wow ..what a great presentation ...The jellies looks yummy ....

Love
veena

Vibaas said...

They look so delicious. I dont like coffee and cannot take anything coffee flavored. Otherwise i would try it in a jiffy

Darius T. Williams said...

Ahh - such a great idea here...looks great!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Swati said...

Lovely smooth and delicious jelly HC... Yummy!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You post always unique recipes:)
Four celebrations for a birthday!!She is so lucky:)

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Happy cook said...

Mansi now you are make me want to try your combination

JZ thankyou and indeed they are delicious

Rajji thankyou

ANudivya yeah true, but then i didn't had this indulgence at home, made it day after

n33ma thankyou

Anusriram thankyou enjoyed both

Usha i totally agree with you, i had lot of wows when i brought to the table.

Ivy thankyou, yeah we all enjoyed it, they were yumm

Jeena thankyou

Ramya vijayakumar, do try them , you will love them.

Nags who cares who thought about it as long as it is yummy.

Veena thankyou

Vibaas you dodn't like coffee You can try them with chocolate then

Darius thankyou

Swati treading you comment i am wanting to have them again, but it is all finished

Raks thankyou, she only have four celebrations, if we go to India for holiday.

Rosie said...

Those Coffee jelly looks soooo tempting! A great entry to WFD H.C.

Rosie x

Cakelaw said...

This sounds very good - I have never tried making anything like this, but I am now tempted to try.