Thursday, January 22, 2009

Special days call for special treats



Today marks the day of my arrival in this world, never mind how many years ago. While most of my celebrating is done outside my home and kitchen, I made this little dessert last night to start my birthday in style.

To make Coffee Panacotta, heat 1/2 cup cream in a small saucepan with 1/2 tbsp sugar and a few drops of vanilla essense. Let it come to a simmer, but turn off the heat before it boils over. Find another bowl that would fit over one of your saucepans and put 1/3 tsp gelatine in it. Mix 1/2 tsp instant coffee with 2 tbsp water and pour it on the gelatine. Let it wait 5 minutes. In the meantime, heat some water in the saucepan and turn down the heat so it simmers. Put the bowl with gelatine on simmering water and stir until the gelatine dissolves.

Stir a little bit of cream into the gelatine to mix, then stir in the rest of the cream and mix well. Pour this into 2 shot glasses, let it cool a bit, then put in the fridge to set and chill for an hour or so. Top with a chocolate coated coffee bean.

This one was super easy to make; just perfect for "Recipes for the Rest of us : Desserts" - Ramki's brainchild that's being hosted by Varsha this month.

17 comments:

Varsha Vipins said...

Thanks for sending in the lovely dessert Simran..Truly yummy.:)

rachel said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Soma said...

Happy Birthday Simran!

This has been on my to do list for the past 2 months. love coffee flavor in anything.

Sunshinemom said...

Yikes! I thought it was tommorow!! Wish you many many happy returns of the day, Simran!! Hugs:)

Srivalli said...

wow...happy birthday Simran...that sure looks a great treat!

Simran said...

Thank you for your wishes!

Priya said...

Many more happy returns of the Day Simran..wishing u wat u dream for n wat u wish for to be happen..Dessert looks delicious..

Vaishali said...

A very happy birthday, Simran. Hope you have a lovely day. The dessert looks delicious.

Curry Leaf said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMRAN!!

Siri said...

Wishing you a very Happy (belated) Birthday Simran..:)

Cheers,
Siri

Aparna said...

A slightly belated but heartfelt birthday wishes to you, Simran. Hope you have a wonderful year.

delhibelle said...

Belated Happy Birthday:)
what a sweet little treat!

Bharti said...

Happy Birthday Simran! It surely started on a sweet note and I hope the whole year goes by just like that for you.

notyet100 said...

though belated...mny mny hppy returns of the dy,.:-)

Kate said...

Heya ... Happy Birthday !! ... belated though :)

Alka said...

O oh darn ....i missed ur b'day baby....sorry abt tht:-(
And hey this looks yumm
akele akele enjoy kiya ,humaari yaad bhi nahi aayi:-(

chuck said...

I make bread all the time, so, it's nice to have a dessert that is simple and easy to make. Thank you for sharing.