coffee parfait

serves 4 - 6

2 tablespoons (30 ml) cornflour
3/4 cup (180 ml) sugar
a pinch of salt
2 tbps (30 ml) milk
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 cup strong black coffee or espresso
1+1/2 cups (375 ml) whipping cream
additional whipped cream for topping
powdered cinnamon

combine all ingredients except for the whipping cream in a bain marie/double boiler or a saucepan held over another pot of simmering water.  Stir constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. 

chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.  Whip the cream until it is light but not stiff and fold into the coffee mixture.  Serve in parfait cups or stemmed wine glasses and top with additional whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon. 

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posted by sasha on 10 Feb 06 - 6979 views


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