At Lido, the most popular cafeteria style restaurant in Latvia, with tons of traditional Latvian food choices this is a dessert we enjoy. It is served in a pretty dessert cup, with a red currant ķiselis (something like thickened juice) poured in the bottom and a square of this on top. Yum!
250 g. cream
100 g. milk or cream ( today I used all cream because I didn't have any milk)
75 g. sugar
10-20 g. coffee
10 g. gelatin.
Vanilla ( today I used a vanilla been scraped out)
Method: (May not be correct, but it is the way I did it and it worked. Hope if works for you, can see other recipes on the Internet for other directions)
- Dissolve gelatin in a bit of water, or milk.
- If you use instant coffee you can add it later, but if you need to brew your coffee as we do here I made a very strong potion with about 1/2 cup of boiling water poured over the coffee grounds. Let brew.
- Mix well and cook over double broiler egg and sugar, stirring constantly. It should become thick. Add vanilla and stir.
- I typically put my cup with the absorbed gelatin and milk or water into a water bath over low heat until it liquefies. Then stir this into the egg mixture.
- Add instant coffee or espresso to egg mixture, discarding of grounds. LET COOL.
- Whip cream until thickened and slowly pour in coffee mixture, continuing to whip until a nice thickened consistency.
- Pour into bowl, dessert glasses, or pan if you desire to serve it as I mentioned above. I put mine in a small rectangular glass pan.
- Refrigerate until set.
- Serve with ķiselis or pureed strawberries ( as we will eat it this evening).or just enjoy it plain