Sunday, May 20, 2012

Irish Coffee Pie

I love spending my Saturday's looking through my mum's old cook books and scraps of secret folded papers filled with delicious recipes!  This Irish coffee pie brought back memories of those wonderful Sunday treats that would always end the week off in a wondrous moment of deliciousness!!


  • 250g chocolate biscuits
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gelatine
  • 6 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 300ml pure cream
  • Chocolate leaves 
  • Fresh raspberries or strawberries

Crust: Mix ingredients together.  Press into a greased 23cm spring form pan.  Bake in a moderate oven 180 degrees celcius for 10 minutes.  Leave to cool.

Filling: Scald the milk.  In a medium saucepan place yolks, coca, coffee and sugar and stir until blended.  Dissolve gelatine in the whiskey. Slowly pour hot milk into the egg yolks, stirring all the time. Place saucepan over low heat add gelatine and stir until it dissolves.  Strain mixture into a bowl, cool, then chill until mixture thickens, stirring frequently.  Whip cream and fold through custard.  Pour into earlier prepared pie shell.  Decorate with chocolate leaves and fruit.

To make chocolate leaves
  • 100g of cooking chocolate
  • Clean dry flat leaves

Melt chocolate over hot water.  Using a paint brush work chocolate thickly over the back of the leaf to just within the edges.  Place on waxed/baking paper on a plate.  Refrigerate (don't put in the freezer - just the fridge).  When set, gently ease the chocolate from leaves.

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Cocinar, comer y ser feliz,

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