Kahlua Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Coffee Mousse

Kahlua-Ice-Cream-ChocolateWelcome back Dear KokiDoo Friends,

Happy New Year!! I know, I know we are already in the middle of January but this is KokiDoo’s first post of 2015.
How have You spent the holiday if You had any? We had a quiet time at home with family. I would not called it rest: with 2 kids around all the time, it is hardly resting but it was very pleasant.

I love Christmas time also because of the food. We had a nice Turkey with gravy sauce the 24th od December as we celebrate it in Sweden. In Italy, for example, Christmas is celebrated the 25th.

The New Year’s Eve menu started with a pee and shrimps soup with avocado cream over toasted bread, followed by salmon in crost with saffron risotto as a side dish.
Finally the dessert was the one we decided to present in this post: “Kahlua, Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Coffee Mousse
It was simply great after all the food we have eaten. The Ice Cream was refreshing and tasty, while the chocolate mousse was nicely fluffy and intense in flavor. The overall was perfect and well balanced. It will not fill You up, leaving just the pleasure to You.

Let’s skip to the ingredients then:

Ice-Cream-MousseIngredients
(enough for 1 L of Ice Cream and 4 portions of Mousse)

Khalua Ice Cream
3 dl milk
2 dl sugar
5 dl cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp Kahlua (coffee liquor)

Chocolate Coffee Mousse
3 dl cream
120 g dark chocolate
4 egg yolks
0,5 dl coffee
0,5 dl sugar

Vanilla-Ice-CreamProcedure
Kahlua Ice cream
Add milk and sugar in a bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Add cream, vanilla extract and Kahlua and stir until mixed.
Freeze in your ice cream machine according to manufacturer instructions.

Chocolate Coffee Mousse
Chop the chocolate and put it in a bowl.
Heat 1 dl cream in a saucepan until the boiling point.
Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted and it is well mixed.
Whip the rest of the cream (2 dl) and put it in the fridge.
Put the egg yolks in a bowl.
Heat the espresso and the sugar in a saucepan until it boils and the sugar has melted.
Pour the hot coffee solution slowly over the egg yolks while whipping continuously.
Whip until the solution is pale and fluffy.

Fold down the chocolate cream in the egg solution with a spatula and mix until well combined.
Then, fold down the cream.
Let it set in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
You may want to decorate Your dessert with berries that You prefer and chocolate sprinkles

Kahlua-Vanilla-MousseEnjoy!

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Saffron Cake and Christmas Candies

   Saffron_r_hWelcome back Dear KokiDoo Friends,

it has been a long while since the last update. Christmas period is incredibly busy! As You also noticed there are changes going on KokiDoo website. We are trying to change layout and improve the experience of our KokiDoo friends. So, if You notice that something is strange or not fully working, do not worry, we are working on that. We aim to fix everything during Christmas holiday!
For this reason, this will be our last post for this year. Then, KokiDoo will take a break until next 12th January. It is time to evaluate our first 6 months work and try to make KokiDoo better. I think it is very important to stop every now and then and think what was good and what needs to be improved in order to get better. Don’t You agree?

KokiDoo would like to wish You a very Merry Christmas and an Amazing 2015, full of nice and rewarding things.

In the last 2 posts, we have written some ideas to nicely sweeten the coming Christmas holiday with Your family and friends. Enjoy them!
We would like to give You one last idea for this 2014. We thought to present something with saffron as it is very common and traditional for Christmas Swedish sweets. In particular we have Lussekatter, which is sweet wheat bread made with saffron and raisins.

Cake Slice_rSaffron Cake and Christmas Candies”.

KokiDoo Saffron Cake has apple pieces in it. The consistency of the sponge cake with apple pieces is just very pleasant. The cinnamon and the saffron makes it so traditional and Christmastish. You could modulate the amount of apple or saffron to let it taste as You prefer. For example, if You like saffron, You could add more of it to feel an intense flavour. Otherwise, You could just add much more apple pieces to give a different texture to the cake.

Ingredients

Saffron Cake
3 eggs
2 1/2 dl sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 dl milk
0,5 g saffron
50 g butter
1 tsp rhum
3 1/2 dl flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 apples
1 tbsp cinnamon

Peppermint Ice Chocolate (about25 pieces)
100 g coconut butter
200 g white chocolate
a few drops peppermint extract1 tsp cardamom

Butterscotch (about 25 pieces)
1 dl cream
1 dl golden syrup
1 dl sugar
1 dl almonds

Peppermint_rProcedure
Saffron Cake
Butter and bread a cakepan for sponge cake.
Preheat the oven to 175 ˚C.
In a bowl, whip egg, sugar, and vanilla sugar light and airy (Mix 1).
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Add saffron, rhum, milk and stir until mixed (Mix 2).
Add Mix 2 to the Mix 1 and mix gently.
Combine flour and baking powder, add it to the batter and mix gently with a spatula.
Peel and cut the apples in pieces.
Pour the cinnamon in a bowl and mix it with the apples.
Pour the batter in the prepared cakepan and place the applepieces on top. Press gently on the applepieces so they are covered by batter.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
Let the cake cool.

Christmas_rPeppermint Ice Chocolate
Chop the chocolate.
Melt the coconut butter in a saucepan and add the chooped chocolate.
Stir until the chocolate has melted.
Add the peppermint extract (taste to see how much you want to add).
Pour in small foil liners and let it cool.

Butterscotch
Blanch and chop the almonds in small pieces.
Pour cream, syrup and sugar in a saucepan.
Let it boil on medium heat until the temperature reaches 125˚C.
Take the saucepan from the heat and add the chopped almonds.
Mix and then pour the batter in small liners for butterscotch and let it cool.

Saffron Cake_rEnjoy!

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