How do you like your coffee? Are you getting bored with your usual cup every morning? Here is a recipe for European coffee that I found on About.com. It is quite unusual, really, but I find the ingredients to be interesting. You can easily find the ingredients at any grocery store or supermarket.
So what do you need for a cup of European coffee? Here are the ingredients:
A cup of strong coffee – the stronger the better. You can brew this in the usual manner that you brew your coffee.
1 egg white – yes, an egg white. Don’t write this recipe off just yet!
¼ tsp vanilla extract – choose a really good brand so that you get the purest flavor.
2 tbs half and half – this really depends on your taste. If you want whole milk then go ahead and use it. Skim milk will also work but the creaminess and taste will not be the same. If you’re health conscious, though, then half and half would be the happy medium between taste and health reasons.
What’s next? Once you have the ingredients all ready – it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes to get them together, really – take the egg white and then beat it. Continue beating till you get soft peaks. You can use a manual egg beater so you don’t over do it. Once you get soft peaks, fold in the vanilla extract. This time, continue beating the mixture till you get stiff peaks. Now split the mixture into two cups and pour the hot coffee over the egg white mixture. Top the cups with a tablespoon of half and half for each.
Let me know how it goes!
Originally posted on May 20, 2008 @ 2:59 am