SHF11 - A handful (or two) of coffee beans
Posted on Sunday 14th of August 2005 under
Fifty-two coffee infused creations - spanning from the improbable sounding capuccino cheese jelly mooncakes to a rather worrying sounding but ultimately wonderfully elegant pate trompe, by a hardcore coffee and chocolate jolt to the most reassuring milk and cookies.
Coffe was put in pots, drizzles on top, most inspiring-ly placed in ice for decoration, and generally cooked in every way conceivable to satisfy the coffee-themed requirements of this month's Sugar High Friday.
The problem is that this incredible range of coffee-themed sweets are quite hard to classify. There are cakes and magic cakes, pies, drinks, granitas, truffles, biscotti - with ( option 1, option 2) and without chunks - , tofu, cupcakes, latte, a most impressive gellee, a most correct wholemeal cake, with sabayon or simply more than one alternative.
People confessed their love, others their mild dislike, others their sacrifice of coffee for a greater love while for others still it is simply not an ingredient that agrees with them but they ventured ahead anyway which is great.
The full list of participants follows (with some showing extreme patience with me but eventually made it) - and I am truly impressed by the variety. Well done to everyone - you are sure to find something to try out in your own kitchen here. I for one am freezing coffee beans in ice for tomorrow morning's frappe.
A Blithe Palate - Espresso Pot de CrÃ¨me with Honey Sabayon
1x umrÃ¼hren bitte - Iced White Mocha & Ba-Ci-Co-FrappÃ©
Lick the Spoon - Jolt ake
The Occasional Epicure - Espesso Cakes
Kitchen Parade - Coffee Pots
Chubby Hubby - Vanilla coffee madeleines and warm mocha tarts
A Tenderfoot's Foodventures - P.B.
& Jeyc's Coffee
Lo spazio di staximo - Delizie al CaffÃ©
masak-masak - Capuccino Cheese Jelly Mooncake
Once Upon a Feast - Irish Coffee Pie
Spitoon - Chocolate Pots with Vanilla Ice Cream Affogato.
Dispensing Happiness - PÃ¢tÃ© TrompÃ©
Babe in the City - Coffe Ice
Anne's Food - Vanilla Cinammon Latte
lovescool - Chocolate and Vietnamese Coffee Tart
confabulist.com - Milk and cookies
Food Beam - Chocolate espresso cake with caffe latte cream
A Perfect Pear - Salted Caramel Filled Cardamom and Espresso Brownie Cake with Crispy Phyllo Cap and Coffee Gellee
The green jackfruit - Kahlua Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Stephen cooks - Mocha Mint Granita
she bakes and she cooks - Mocha Bars
baking sheet - Black Chocolate Espresso Cake with Bittersweet Glaze
dilek'ce - Coffee balls cake
KUIDAORE - Espresso Orange Panna Cotta Parfait with Coffee Gelee & White Chocolate & Coffee Towers with Mocha Creme Anglaise
Without Garnish- Cafe Latte Pannacotta Pyramid, Graham Crackers with Milk Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Clear Caramel Sauce, and Citrus Tuile
A Cat in the kitchen - Coffee Espresso Cake
chubby cat cooks - Petit Pots Caffe
KÃ¼chenlatein - Espresso with coffeetarts and mascarpone
Mrs. Happy Housewife - Espresso Biscuits a la Martha
I like to do stuff.... - Vietnamese Coffee Popsicle
Food & Thoughts - Mocha Chip Pound Cake
Domestic Goddess - Coffee infused pound cake
Brownie Points - Chocolate Silk Tofu Cream
18thC Cuisine - Pots de CrÃ¨me au Chocolat
stefoodie - an over-the-top triple treat
Taste Everything Once - Espresso-Orange Biscotti
Esurientes - Wholemeal Chocolate, Hazelnut & Coffee cake
Belly-Timber - Swift-Tuttle Dark Chocolate Espresso Berry Comet Truffle
La Dolce Vita - Chocolate eclairs
Do you know the muffin man? - Espresso semifreddo with almond florentine
English Patis - Happy Anniversary Mocha Cupcakes
Seriously Good - Pots de Creme
Culinary Adventures - Black Magic Cake
Grab Your Fork - Coffee hazelnut cookies with dark chocolate chunks
Dessert comes first - Coffee Macadamia Pie
Nordjlus - Cafe Caramel Noix
Walker Eats - Brownies
THe Skinny Epicurean - Double Layer Chocolate Cake