like to spend some of my free time looking around
second hand bookshops for old or out of print
recipe books. A lot of the time you only find
the same unpopular titles but, from time to time,
you will find something special or something that
just appeals because it is unusual or novel. A
book that caught my eye is Puddings
& Desserts by Denise Jarrett-Macauley
- now out of print.
book has some nice recipes of which this is a
tablespovns caster sugar
40g (1 1/2 oz) butter
1 1/2 tablespoons rum
3 teaspoons instant coffee powder (granules
should be crushed)
3 eggs, separated
120ml (4 fl oz) double cream, whipped
the sugar, butter, rum and coffee in a bowl
over a pan of hot water, and stir until melted.
the egg yolks and mix well.
to cook for 5 minutes over the hot water and
remove from the heat.
the mixture has cooled, whisk the egg whites
until stiff and fold into the coffee mixture.
into individual ramekins and decorate with whipped
cream and nuts.
by Denise Jarrett-Macauley