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Recipe for :

Petits Pots de Café
 

I 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.

The book has some nice recipes of which this is a good example.

Ingredients

3 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
Walnut halves

Method

  • Mix the sugar, butter, rum and coffee in a bowl over a pan of hot water, and stir until melted.
  • Add the egg yolks and mix well.
  • Leave to cook for 5 minutes over the hot water and remove from the heat.
  • When the mixture has cooled, whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the coffee mixture.
  • Spoon into individual ramekins and decorate with whipped cream and nuts.

Serves 4

Puddings & Desserts
by Denise Jarrett-Macauley

 
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