How would I do that, you might ask? Imagine sweeping away the watery coffee lightness that you that you get from some brew drips, or that sadly intense burnt sting that way too often even the best of some modern coffee houses claim to be their signature taste. Imagine removing those even - Ahimè' - worse Ajax powder bitterness foundations that consistently contaminates many gourmet shops' product. When you do that, you are left with pure coffee aromas and roasted coffee beans flavorful essence. The real deal , my friends. Aromatherapy at its finest in a demitasse, all natural, and yes, seductively addictive.
Yesterday, I had some leftover Illy brand espresso, and some homemade profiteroles shells. As usual, I decided to "recycle" a bit. The result, espresso panna cotta filled profiteroles. They were all about the essences of coffee and simmered cream. Nothing else.
Too bad I did not get a chance to capture them on film as they begged for mercy. The fan club gobble-gobbled them up before I could even get back downstairs with my camera. All I was left with was a small parfait that I prepared from what was left.
|Espresso Panna Cotta|
Still tasty and better than nothing
Happy Sipping. Happy Dreaming!