Ko~hi.ze.ri~, pronounced by the Japanese, coffee jelly, is on the menu of every café and restaurant in Japan. Probably the most ordered dessert which comes in dessert glass, it is also found in refrigerated sections of every grocery and convenience stores (comes in cup form). At cafés, restaurants or at home, coffee jelly is usually cut into cubes and served with cream or condensed milk. Coffee jelly is also served in a variety of dessert dishes and beverages.
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Coffee Jelly • コーヒーゼリー
Recipe by: Fae’s Twist & Tango (fae-magazine.com)
• 2 (7 gr each) packets / envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
-or- 14 grams of agar-agar**
• 2 cups (470 ml) very hot coffee of choice (espresso, instant, non-caffeinated, or any flavored coffee, i.e caffè-latté)
• granulated, brown sugar, natural maple syrup or stevia to taste
• dairy -or- non-dairy cream/milk
1. Into a heat-safe, flat/smooth and preferably square/rectangle, shallow dish/mold, in which the 2 cups of liquid will not spread thinner or thicker than approx. 2cm high (19cm x 14cm dish), empty the gelatin powder, and pour the hot coffee. Stir until very well dissolved.
2. Add 1 Tbsp sugar or maple syrup at a time, or equivalent of stevia , until desired sweetness, and dilute well.
3. Smooth out any air bubbles with a back of a spoon. Put the mold in the refrigerator and chill until fully set (2+ hours).
4. While still in the mold, cut the gelatin into cubes (2cm x 2cm).
5. To successfully remove the cubes — for just a few seconds, place the bottom of the mold in warm water to loosen the gelatin.
6. Put the cubes in 4 small, glass serving dishes. Serve with plain cream, milk or a dollop of whipped cream.
**Agar-Agar, Vegan Option:
Read here → about agar-agar.
◊ Dissolve agar-agar in 4 Tbsp scorching hot water. It may take up to 10 minutes to dissolve.
◊ Combine dissolved agar-agar and 450 ml coffee in a saucepan. Continuously stirring, heat over medium-heat to simmer (don’t let it boil).
◊ Add sweetening ingredient of choice to taste, stirring well to make sure both are well dissolved.
◊ Pour into the mold and chill. Gently smooth out any air bubbles with a silicone spatula.
◊ Follow the above recipe steps from #4.
~ どうぞめしあがれ • Douzo Meshiagare ~
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